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Center for Great Lakes Literacy

SeaWiFS satellite captured this view of the Great Lakes, including the turbid waters of Lake Erie, in this recent overpass.

The CGLL is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed. The Center fosters informed and responsible decisions that advance basin-wide stewardship by providing hands-on experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities that promote Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists and citizens.

DataStreme Atmosphere

American Meteorological Society.

A 13-week distance-learning course on the atmospheric portion of the Earth system and its interaction with people using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

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DataStreme Ocean

American Meteorological Society.

A 13-week distance-learning course on the fluid Earth system emphasizing the atmospheric, ocean, and hydrologic sciences using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

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DataStreme: Earth's Climate System

American Meteorological Society.

A 13-week distance-learning course that investigates the mass and energy flows associated with the global climate system and the related issues using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and teachers in most states receive 3 graduate credits upon completion of the course.

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LiMPETS Teacher Workshops

High school students participate in the LiMPETS environmental monitoring program in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

LiMPETS is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups throughout California. Approximately 6,000 teachers and students per year along the coast of California are involved with the collection of rocky intertidal and sandy beach data as part of the LiMPETS network. Join us — learn the process of science and help to protect our local marine ecosystems.

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Maury Project

Maury Project

This two-week workshop at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is designed to introduce educators to the physical foundations of oceanographic topics and prepare them to conduct training sessions for teachers in their home areas.

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MetEd

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MetEd is a free collection of hundreds of training modules intended for the geoscience community. The online modules cover a variety of topics and range from 30 minute lessons to entire university courses.

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National Marine Educators Association

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NOAA employees and grantees offer a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibition hall booths, resources, and giveaways at the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA). NMEA brings together educators of both fresh and salt water in regional chapters and at an annual national conference. NMEA also publishes a quarterly magazine titled Current: The Journal of Marine Education.

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National Marine Sanctuaries Citizen Science

Citizen science volunteers conduct water quality monitoring in the watersheds of our national marine sanctuaries.

Citizen science is a term that describes projects in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions. These volunteers can work with scientists to identify research questions, collect and analyze data, interpret results, make new discoveries, develop technologies and applications, as well as solve complex problems. See a listing of opportunities within the National Marine Sanctuary System.

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National Ocean Sciences Bowl

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The National Ocean Sciences Bowl, managed by The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.

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North American Association for Environmental Education

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NOAA employees and grantees offer a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibition hall booths, resources, and giveaways at the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference. NAAEE is a leader in promoting excellence in environmental education. Their activities include an annual conference, publications on effective practices, professional development and networking services, and advocating for environmental education.

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Ocean Guardian Schools

Congresswoman Lois Capps with students from an Ocean Guardian School in Carpinteria, California.

An Ocean Guardian School makes a commitment to the protection and conservation of its local watersheds, the world’s ocean, and special ocean areas. The school makes this commitment by proposing and then implementing a school or community based conservation project. Grants range from $1,000 - $4,000 per school.

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Project ATMOSPHERE

Project ATMOSPHERE

An intensive two-week workshop at the U.S. National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri on topics dealing with the sensing, analyzing, and forecasting of weather. The workshop is free to participants and includes lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips.

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Reefs to Rivers Teacher Workshop

The smaller creeks and streams in Metro Atlanta flow into the larger rivers throughout Georgia. These teachers are learning about these connections through a hands-on teacher workshop called Rivers to Reef.

A free six-day workshop that begins in Atlanta at the Georgia Aquarium and participants follow the course of the Altamaha Watershed from its headwaters near the Georgia Aquarium to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary with numerous field experiences along the way.

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Science Olympiad

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Science Olympiad is an academic competition for students in grades K-12. NOAA has teamed up with Science Olympiad to provide in-depth and up-to-date resources for several events. NOAA employees also assist in supervising events at competitions and offering workshops for coaches.

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Sea Grant Education Network

Educational activities developed by Puerto Rico Sea Grant.

There are 32 Sea Grant programs located throughout the nation that offer programs for educators and students. Use the network site to locate your nearest sea grant program and visit their individual education websites to find opportunities near you.

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Sea Harmony

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SeaHarmony is the online collaboration network connecting ocean educators and organizations who want to bring science to their students and communities with ocean scientists interested in outreach. SeaHarmony welcomes all ocean educators, scientists, resource managers, traditional practitioners, and ocean related organizations and community groups. Click, Connect, Collaborate!

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The GLOBE Program

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The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. To receive training on implementing GLOBE protocols in your classroom, GLOBE offers in-person workshops or online E-Teacher certification.

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