An Extraordinary Outdoor Laboratory and Classroom

Crater Lake National Park is a wellspring for research information, a proving ground for educational techniques, and a source of inspiration for artistic expression. By supporting scientists and their investigations, we discover more and more about this special place. By connecting scientists with teachers, students, and the visiting public, the park becomes a focal point for lifelong learning.  We invite you to investigate, instruct, and inspire.


Crater Lake shrouded in clouds.

Climate Connections Teacher Workshop

Climate Connections is a traveling teacher professional development workshop that will explore the effects of climate change on our parks.

Students participate in a citizen science project at Crater Lake.

Classroom at Crater Lake

Bring your students to Crater Lake for an unforgettable environmental education experience!

A student fellow works with a park researcher.

Student Fellowships

See what students have discovered in the park!

Mountain hemlocks cling to the icy rim of the Crater Lake caldera.

Who we are

Meet the folks that coordinate the Science and Learning Center. Come by and say hi!

Last updated: May 23, 2017