Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) offers science enrichment programs for K-12 students. These informal education programs share the expertise of Laboratory scientists with students, teachers and parents.
Las Positas Lecture Series
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Las Positas College Science and Engineering Seminar series provides LLNL scientists and engineers a forum to share basic and applied research with LPC students and faculty. The presentations will focus on how science is applied to solve problems from theory to practice.
Science on Saturday
Science on Saturday is a series of free lectures and demonstrations intended for middle and high school students and teachers. The topics are selected from the forefront of LLNL science and technology research in a variety of disciplines. Lectures are held in Livermore, Tracy and at CSU East Bay. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fun with Science Field Trips
Field trips to the Laboratory are available to local 5th grade classes Monday through Friday, LLNL holidays excluded. The half-day morning program includes a visit to the Lab's Discovery Center and an interactive, hands-on Fun with Science presentation by a Lab scientist. Registration is required, and one class at a time participates. For registration information please email Super Science. View Fun with Science video.
Scout and Science Club Field Trips
Scouts and Science Clubs are invited to experience a science adventure at the Laboratory's Discovery Center. The Discovery Center has a variety of displays relating to the Lab's incredible science and engineering in support of national and homeland security and other important areas of science. Visitors can create their own earthquake, generate energy on an energy bike, and handle the lightest substance ever made - Aerogel - created right here at LLNL. The Discovery Center is open Tuesday - Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For registration information please email Super Science.
High School Science Tours
High school and middle school science classes can tour some of the nation's most exciting research facilities located at LLNL. Tours are offered free of charge on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Certain restrictions apply. Registration is required, and one class at a time participates. For registration information please email Super Science.
Expanding Your Horizons in Math & Science Conferences
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) are one-day conferences for middle and high school girls designed to encourage girls to consider careers in math and science related fields. Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories co-sponsor two annual EYH conferences: Tri-Valley EYH (San Ramon) held in the February/March time frame and San Joaquin EYH (Stockton) held in October. Registration is required.