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Office of Education

Building a future workforce and scientifically literate public ready to adapt to a changing environment.
A school group engages in a dive show at the Tennessee Aquarium, a NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant recipient.
Courtesy of Todd Stailey, Tennessee Aquarium
Earth Revealed on NOAA's Science On a Sphere at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
About the Office of Education //

The Office of Education works to advance education both within NOAA and with the public we serve. We provide scholarships and collaborate with universities to prepare the brightest minds from diverse backgrounds in NOAA-related fields. We offer competitive grants and establish partnerships to integrate NOAA science into schools and organizations. Lastly, we help coordinate educational activities across NOAA to ensure that these efforts are effective and continually improved.

75%
of Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholars pursue graduate degrees.
84
institutions were funded by NOAA B-WET bring experiential environmental learning to K-12 audiences in FY15.
66,000
students participated inquiry-based activities both in the classroom and outdoors in FY15.
100+
institutions offered NOAA-supported information to over 60 million people through formal and informal education programs.
200,000
people engaged in NOAA-supported learning experiences.
2,000
educators participated in NOAA-supported professional development to enhance this skills in environmental education.
186
students have completed the Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship since 2001.