The Environmental Literacy Program supports education programs that use NOAA science to promote stewardship and informed decision making.
NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program provides grants and in-kind support for programs that educate and inspire people to use Earth systems science to improve ecosystem stewardship and increase resilience to environmental hazards. We build capacity for institutions and networks to advance NOAA’s mission through formal (K-12) and informal education at national, regional, and local levels.
2015 program impacts
- More than 100 science education institutions offered NOAA-supported, compelling, up-to-date information on the ocean, coasts, Great Lakes, weather, and climate to over 60 million people through formal and informal education programs including exhibits such as NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®.
- More than 200,000 youth and adult learners engaged in NOAA-supported, high-quality learning experiences designed to increase their understanding and ability to apply concepts focused on improving environmental literacy.
- More than 2,000 formal and informal educators received NOAA-supported professional development using evidence-based practices and conveying Earth system science in compelling and relevant ways.