NOAA Education Accomplishments
Each year, the NOAA education community helps connect and inspire millions of people with NOAA's mission. The Education Council gathers information on the reach, progress, and impacts of these efforts and reports them through annual output measures and accomplishments reports.
NOAA’s common measures are collected from programs across NOAA and are one way we communicate the reach of our investments to the public, students, and educators. Partners such as academic institutions, educational organizations, and other federal, state, and local agencies extend our ability to reach our target audiences.
58 million people visited informal education institutions hosting NOAA supported exhibits or programs that enhance stewardship and promote decision making.
450 institutions increased educational capacity through NOAA-funded interpretive/educational centers, exhibits or programs.
2.5 million youth and adults participated in NOAA supported informal education programs that enhance stewardship and promote informed decision making.
450,000 preK-12 students participated in NOAA supported formal education programs that enhance understanding and use of NOAA science and other resources.
25,000 educators participated in NOAA supported professional development programs that enhance understanding and use of NOAA science and other resources.
44 million visits were made to NOAA Education websites that support a broad spectrum of educational activities and provide critical information to the nation.
4,400 postsecondary students trained in NOAA-mission related sciences through NOAA-funded higher education programs that prepare students for career paths at NOAA and related organizations.
790 postsecondary degrees in NOAA-related disciplines awarded to students who were supported by NOAA in higher education programs.
These resports features stories that illustrate how we connect the nation with NOAA-related sciences, places, products, and services.
- Fiscal Year 2017 Accomplishments Report, Accomplishments Summary
- Fiscal Year 2016 Accomplishments Report, Accomplishments Summary, Reference Document
- Fiscal Year 2015 Accomplishments Report
- Fiscal Year 2014 Accomplishments Report
- Fiscal Year 2013 Accomplishments Report
- Fiscal Year 2012 Accomplishments Report
Education accomplishments for fiscal years 2009-2011 appear in the NOAA Blue Book - Budget Summary.