Landsat Missions

Education

Landsat education and outreach resources can be used by students, teachers, and the general public to further understand the fundamentals of remote sensing, Landsat technology, and how practical applications of Landsat data are helping specialists manage Earth’s natural resources for a growing world population.

Tracking Change Lesson Plan

Tracking Change Lesson Plan

Students can compare Landsat images from multiple years to better understand how scientists use satellite images to study the changing Earth. Intended for grades 5-8. 

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USGS Resources for Teachers

USGS Resources for Teachers

Browse thousands of ideas for using these resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal education settings.

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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: 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 boost the value of the Landsat archive.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: September 8, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 33 – Global Land Change

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 global land cover and land change mapping.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 21, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 32 – Lunar Calibration

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 calibration teams use the surface of the moon and unchanging landscapes to improve Landsat data.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 7, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 31 – Landsat 7 Flight Operations

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 stellar flight operations record of the team in charge of Landsat 7.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: July 10, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 29 – Tracking Landscape Change with LCMAP

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 an exciting new initiative to track landscape change in the U.S.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: June 29, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 28 – Peer Reviews

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 remote sensing bolstered its credibility through the strength of rigorous peer review.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: June 15, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 27 - Australian Wildfires

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 from an Australian remote sensing scientist on the role of satellites during a recent outbreak of wildfires.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: May 29, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 26 – Satellite Constellations

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 satellite constellations and how they work to improve our understanding of Earth.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: April 17, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 23 – Ecosystem Monitoring

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 how Landsat satellites help scientists study ecosystems, watersheds and environmental health.

Contacts: Janice Nelson