Discovering the Science of the Environment: earth and environmental science programs for schools

IUPUI's Discovering the Science of the Environment (DSE) is an inquiry-based, interactive science education program for central Indiana 5th through 12th grade students and education professionals.

Based in water resource and ecological restoration research, this program provides specially designed curriculum and state-of-the-art technology resources to help educators utilize school ground natural areas and nature centers to instruct students in an experiential environment.

Year-round educational program delivery with a mobile science lab, after school science clubs, as well as educator professional development, provide unique opportunities to raise the level of environmental awareness and science aptitude for Indiana youth.

Discovering the Science of the Environment is offered by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at IUPUI. The program seeks to:

  • fundamentally change the way students and the public view the environment and their role in improving environmental quality;
  • develop scientifically and technologically skilled students and teachers who are engaged in scientific inquiry and;
  • interest students in career pathways in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Opportunities offered through the DSE program

Mobile STEM lab programs

This program is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Equipped with interactive technology tools, web interface, and GIS mapping capabilities, the DSE mobile lab travels to your school or site to provide FREE educational programming at school ground natural areas. The mobile lab also visits parks and schools during the summer. Please contact: cees@iupui.edu.

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Professional development institutes (summer)

Canceled due to COVID-19.

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Intersession and summer camps with our community partners

Canceled due to COVID-19.