Public Events

LDEO has a rich history of educational programming and events for the community:

Hudson River Field Station

The Field Station hosts Science Saturday events for the community from April through October. Visitors can run a net through the water to sample fish in the river; do some water quality testing, plankton pumping, and microbiology identification; or just explore the exhibits. Citizen Science programs are part of our scientific research. Participants will be trained and supported in our various projects including microplastic sampling, glass eel sampling (seasonally), and more. 

Open House

LDEO's annual Open House includes nearly 40 exhibits, lectures and demonstration, and attracts over 4,000 people. Attendees learn about the current developments in the Earth Sciences, and about how our increasing understanding of the Earth helps preserve its future.

Public Lectures

The Public Lectures series was begun in 1999 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lamont-Doherty. Each spring since then, four or five different Lamont researchers have given presentations on their current research.

View past public lectures online in our video library.

Earth Science Colloquium Series

A lively forum for discussing a wide variety of topics within the earth sciences and related fields. Colloquia are attended by the full range of scientific and technical staff at LDEO.