Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

Education

Outreach and Education

Outreach and Education

Learn more about EROS community outreach, tours, communications, and employment opportunities. Play Landsat State Mosaic Puzzle Games, our "find the change," test your memory and more!

EROS Outreach

Remote Sensing Classroom

Remote Sensing Classroom

EROS produces lesson plans to help teachers introduce young students to the concepts of remote sensing and the value and use of Earth observing satellites. Follow the link for our Land Change and Urban Growth lesson plans.

Lesson Plans

Explore the Globe with Earthshots

Explore the Globe with Earthshots

Our interactive Earthshots page lets you browse more than 100 land change stories, from shrinking lakes and rivers to swelling cities, man-made islands and much, much, more. Follow the link to explore the globe with Landsat!

Visit Earthshots
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Date published: April 16, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 48 – Satellites and the Forest Census

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how the Nation’s forest census aids satellite-based mapping efforts.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: April 5, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 47 – Ladies of Landsat

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear about a group working to expand diversity and inclusion in remote sensing.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: April 1, 2021
Status: Active

Earth Observation Case Studies

Social scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center – in collaboration with the USGS National Land Imaging Program – conduct Earth observation user case studies using qualitative research methods. This research enables them to investigate the value of Landsat data, and understand the wide variety of Landsat users. 

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Date published: March 19, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 46 – Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how Landsat can aid the study of deforestation around the world.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: March 8, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 45 – Harmonized Landsat Sentinel Data

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear about the value of combining satellite data sources.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: February 19, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 44 – Landsat Water Atlas

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat is used to study surface water.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: February 8, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 43 - U.S.-Canada Water Use

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we about international cooperation in water use management.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: February 3, 2021
Status: Active

Landsat Benefits, State By State

From mapping wildfires and permafrost thaw in Alaska to tracking algal blooms and Gypsy moth invasions in Ohio, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Program offers an expansive list of benefits across all 50 States. Click the publications tab above to download each fact sheet!

Date published: January 25, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 42 – Rangelands of the U.S.

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how Landsat helps monitor vulnerable rangelands in the Western U.S.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: January 11, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 41 – Albedo

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how about reflected surface radiation and how satellites track it.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: December 14, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 40 – Landsat Collection 2

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how a Collections strategy boosts the value of the Landsat archive.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: November 30, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 39 – Brazil’s Water Use

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how Landsat aids water use studies in Brazil.

Contacts: Janice Nelson