CREST outreaches more than 500 students each year through various events such as conferences, and summer programs. CREST summer education and outreach programs for K-20 community includes site visits to facilities in NY and Weather Camps.
Some of the prominent Outreach program includes:
- HIRES – formerly SHIP Summer High School Internship Program. it is the High School Initiative in Remote Sensing of the Earth Systems Science and Technology. HIRES is a program within the CREST CUNY Institute which offers high school students an opportunity to work closely with scientists in the field and in labs, collect and analyze data, present at conferences, and more!
- WeatherCamp : is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area, and has been offered free of charge to 6-12 students selected via an application process since 2009. If you are interested and will have completed the 9th grade by the summer, click the link above
- JPSS SPARKS : JPSS SPARKS is designed to build a gateway for future graduates to become involved in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) mission at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). JPSS encompasses the current and future wave of polar-orbiting satellites that will offer a vast amount of data on weather and environmental data through the year 2030 and beyond. Through this joint instructional and workforce internship initiative, CREST introduce students from the City University of New York and affiliated colleges and universities which seek to provide quality education to students regardless of their background or means. Through this program, interns may have the opportunity to transition into NOAA careers, potentially using the JPSS mission to launch their early careers. These new employees will bring cutting edge knowledge from academia while simultaneously increasing the percentage of often underrepresented minorities in the NOAA workforce