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About NOAA Education

The NOAA Education Portal is your one-stop shop to connect with learning and teaching resources about the ocean and atmosphere. Discover curricula, lesson plans, and real-time data to bring NOAA science into your classroom. Explore opportunities for educators and students of all levels. Apply for competitive funding for education projects.

 

NOAA’s mission of Science, Service, and Stewardship is emboldened by our educational opportunities for students, educators, and grantees. Learn more at noaa.gov/education.

Our vision

An informed society that uses ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate science to make the best social, economic, and environmental decisions.

Formal education
489,000
preK-12 students
participated in NOAA-supported formal education programs in fiscal year 2020.
Higher education
833
postsecondary degrees
were awarded to NOAA- supported students in higher education programs in fiscal year 2020.
Informal education
2.4 M
youth and adults
participated in NOAA-supported informal education programs in fiscal year 2020.
473

institutions increased educational capacity through NOAA-funded centers, exhibits, or programs in fiscal year 2020.

2.4 million

youth and adults participated in NOAA-supported informal education programs in fiscal year 2020.

284,000

preK-12 students participated in NOAA-supported formal education programs in fiscal year 2020.

46,000

educators participated in NOAA-supported professional development programs in fiscal year 2020.

42.4 million

visits were made to NOAA Education websites in fiscal year 2020.

3,400

postsecondary students were trained through NOAA-funded higher education programs in fiscal year 2020.

833

degrees were awarded to NOAA-supported students in higher education programs in fiscal year 2020.