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From The Rapid City Journal, August 12, 2021: The SURF Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program exposes university freshmen and sophomores in STEM fields to a variety of disciplines helping them decide their college major. This year students took a tour of SURF in Lead, SD and they had the opportunity to speak with scientists and engineers from Fermilab.

A view of the Booster and Muon Campus from above.

Building on the popularity of the Ask-a-Scientist program, Fermilab recently launched the monthly Summer Sunday Tour’ series. These virtual tours are presented live over the Zoom platform and feature a Q&A with a scientist. The next Summer Sunday Tour will be held Aug. 22.

The next Summer Sunday Tour will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22. Registration can be found here. Please visit Fermilab Public Events for more information on other upcoming events.

A screen grab of a presentation on Zoom. The presentation slide has on the left a small bird with a longish black beak speckled blue feathers and a red cheek and belly balancing on a stick in precipitation. The text reads: "NASA's Climate Change Definition: Climate change describes a change in the average soil conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. NASA scientists have observed Earth's surface is warming, and many of the warmest years on record have happened in the past 20 years." Across the top, a dog, a woman in a green field, the inside of two offices, and avatar of plants.

Catherine Clarkin, from the Office of Education and Public Engagement, presents “Your Invisible Footprint: What Steps Can You Take?” to classrooms and other participants on Earth Day 2021.

From Feb. 10–14, the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement held its first-ever virtual Family Open House. With live and on-demand content throughout the five-day event, attendees could participate in real time or enjoy programming on their own schedule, with over 10,000 interactions from 45 states and over 20 countries. The EPE Office is excited about both a very successful five days and about how it can be carried forward.