This year, we want to make sure you “carve” out some time for some Halloween fun! Our new pumpkin carving templates take you on an adventure from satellites far above our heads to sea creatures in the depths of the ocean. We hope you have a spook-tacular Halloween!
Pick your favorite template and get to work! Then learn a fun fact and explore more by the light of your “NOAA-o’-lantern!” Check them out below and download the printable templates when you’re ready to carve.
This October, NOAA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Learn more about our history of science, service, and stewardship.
Some jellyfish are clear, but others are beautiful bright colors such as red or blue. Some can even make their own light! Learn more ocean fun facts.
The female anglerfish uses a light sticking out of its head to attract other fish — so it can eat them! Learn more about these deep sea creatures and others.
Scientists can figure out how old a fish is by counting growth rings on its scales or ear bones (called “otoliths”)! Learn more about our fishy friends.
There are lots of things that spin in the sky — from tornadoes to waterspouts to dust devils and fire whirls! Learn more about the science and safety response to these and other weather hazards.
NOAA’s satellites help us learn about fires, floods, storms, and more. Learn more about satellites and see the cool images they capture.
Ships and aircraft
NOAA has a fleet of nine aircraft and 16 ships that are used to conduct research and survey our ocean, coasts, and atmosphere. Learn more about the fleet.