Teresa (Teri) Eastburn
Coordinator, OEO Public Visitor Program
Phone: (303) 497-1152
NCAR Site Location: NCAR Mesa Lab, Room 135
Teri Eastburn serves as the coordinator of the Public Visitor Program for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s Office of Education and Outreach. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing and implementing onsite educational programs for visiting groups of all ages and abilities, planning and conducting teacher professional development, coordinating various educational outreach pursuits and events, and supervising/managing the PVP department. As a former classroom educator, Teri now teaches informally with the over 15,000 students, teachers and life-long learners who visit NCAR’s Mesa Lab Visitor Center each year. Her six years in public relations early in her professional career have also served her well in her current position.
In addition to coordinating UCAR’s Public Visitor Program, Teri serves also as an educational designer and has done so since joining UCAR in 2002. She enjoys putting her multimedia skills to work designing brochures, videos, websites, posters and educational games and activities for NCAR’s Visitor Center and its varied audiences. One video project includes Climate Future: Voices of Science, which is a compilation of excerpts from her interviews with NCAR’s most distinguished climate scientists. It currently plays in the Center’s Climate Discovery exhibit, on the NCAR Climate Change Multimedia website, and on video sites such as YouTube University.
Teri’s formal education is in developmental psychology, cognitive development, education, and multimedia design. What she likes best about working at NCAR is that life-long learning is encouraged, highly valued, and readily available day in and day out through talks, forums, workshops and conferences. What she enjoys most about her work with the Public Visitor Program is helping visitors of all ages understand the nature of science and having the opportunity to work with and meet so many wonderful students and educators.
Teri is an active member of many professional organizations including the National Science Teachers Association, Colorado Association of Science Teachers, the Colorado Association of Environmental Educators, and the American Meteorological Society. She resides in Boulder with her husband and is in the mist of watching her three children either graduate, attend, or apply to college.