- To improve the education of elementary aged students in the greater Houston/Katy metropolitan area with regard to Earth and Energy Sciences.
- To promote gender equality within the scientific community (We have both a male and female presenter when possible)
- To teach children the scientific method involves the hands on examination of objects
- To show the students that science can be fun and can allow you to get outside and travel the world
- Evaluate the effectiveness and utility for the program as a whole
- Evaluate the effectiveness and utility for the graduate student, and early career geologist, presenters as a tool for earth science communication development