The EPIF sponsors and actively implements several educational outreach activities that aim to ignite the scientific curiosity of children while strengthening their understanding in spatial, space, and environmental sciences and demonstrating how electro-optical engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, and geography can be linked.
These activities include field trips (one-day visits) by the children, teacher training, and extended workshops.
A field trip comprises a visit of a few hours divided between the Remote Sensing Laboratory, the Weather Station, and the Receiving Station. Visitors are taught about remote sensing, environmental sciences, and planetary geology. One-day visits are available for students from elementary to high school.
The Remote Sensing workshop can be done during a 3-4 day visit or as a set of 15 sessions of two academic hours each. In the workshops, the students will learn about the physical laws, how they affect our daily lives, and their connection to remote sensing, planetary geology, and the environmental sciences. The workshop is open to middle and high school students.
All activities are carried out collaboratively by the Community Action Unit of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Israeli Ministry of Education, and graduate students from the Remote Sensing Laboratory.
The activities are carried out collaboratively with the BGU Community Action Unit.