Elementary school teachers can turn children on or off to science. Occasionally they role model that women can’t do science, or that science is hard, or boring. By the end of an ESE in-service, virtually all teacher participants have felt the JOY of going outside to teach PATTERNS. If a student can see patterns, that student can be a scientist. Teachers can use guided curiosity to lead students toward content, specifically, tectonics, Earth materials, the role of water on Earth’s surface, and the geologic history of Utah… how our spectacular geology came to be. Even more important, teachers understand that Earth science is not jargon or a set of facts but a way of asking questions and analyzing the world around them. ESE is an example of a very small entity, essentially a one-person educational outfit, which makes a difference with virtually no overhead, meaning, no office, no development staff, and no classroom other than the great outdoors. We’re fortunate that vistas from virtually every schoolyard along the Wasatch Front provide opportunities to see diverse rock types and evidence of Earth processes. We are grateful to donors and volunteers who make our programs successful.