The mission of Earth Explorers is to open doors to science and 21st century skills by educating and mentoring underrepresented youth. We use video and new media to connect young people to deep networks of community resources.
Our students learn videography, interviewing and storytelling. We connect them with working scientists at institutions like NCAR and NOAA. They spend three days getting to know their scientists, interviewing them and videotaping their lab and field research. They return to the video lab in their school to produce 5 to 8 minute videos, which they present at a public premiere for their families, their scientists, their mentors, the school and the community.