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!

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Date published: October 2, 2019
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 5 - Declassified Data at EROS

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 declassified satellite data helps scientists study the past.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: September 20, 2019
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 4 - Cataloging Earth Observation Satellites

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 about the ever-expanding number of Earth observation satellites.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 30, 2019
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 3 - National Land Cover Database

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 talk about the National Land Cover Database.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 30, 2019
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 2 - Chernobyl

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 talk about the Chernobyl disaster.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 30, 2019
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 1 - Intro to EROS

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 about EROS history and purpose.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 29, 2019
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth

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 boost the value of the Landsat archive.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: October 15, 2018
Status: Completed

Earth As Art 5

In the 5th edition of Earth as Art, we continue to display the Earth as our eyes cannot see it—in creative combinations of visible and infrared light. These unreal views of farmland, coastlines, and snowscapes remind us of the powerfully artistic qualities of Earth’s land features.

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Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: October 15, 2018
Status: Completed

Earth As Art 4

Earth as Art 4 highlights vibrant images from every continent captured by Landsat 8, which launched in February 2013. Visit the Land of Terror, the Putrid Sea, and see some Cubist art—Landsat style.

View the Earth As Art 4 Collection now!

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: October 15, 2018
Status: Completed

Earth As Art 3

The Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites show intriguing views of the planet’s complex surface in the Earth as Art Three exhibit. Look for a monster, a tiger, a scary face, and something we call Van Gogh from Space.

View the Earth As Art 3 Collection now!

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: October 12, 2018
Status: Completed

Earth As Art 2

Landsat 7 and the ASTER and MODIS sensors aboard NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites take you around the world for more stunning views of Earth.

View the Earth As Art 2 Collection now!

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: October 12, 2018
Status: Completed

Earth As Art 1

The first Earth as Art collection, released in 2001, is made up of both land and cloud formations and even a giant geological formation. Landsat 7, which launched in 1999, was the artist for the original Earth As Art.

View the Earth As Art 1 Collection now!

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: October 11, 2018
Status: Active

Earth As Art

In addition to their scientific value, many satellite images are simply lovely to look at. Satellites capture an incredible variety of views of Earth. See the mesmerizing beauty of river deltas, mountains, and other sandy, salty, and icy landscapes. Some might even remind you of actual famous works of art! 

The first edition of Earth As Art was published in 2001. The most recent...

Contacts: Janice Nelson