NOAA partners with NAAEE to build capacity for environmental literacy

NOAA's Office of Education and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) are beginning a five-year partnership to increase the capacity for environmental and science literacy among NOAA’s partners and external networks.

Students taking part in a field experience (seining) with the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida to learn about watersheds, as part of their Gulf of Mexico B-WET award (Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida).
Students taking part in a field experience (seining) with the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida to learn about watersheds, as part of their Gulf of Mexico B-WET award (Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida).

“NOAA is excited to launch this partnership with NAAEE offsite link,” said Louisa Koch, NOAA Director of Education. “They bring so much valuable expertise to the table.”

Education plays a significant role in supporting NOAA’s mission. The Office of Education coordinates activities across the agency and with external partners to help ensure that NOAA's education programs and activities are based on NOAA science. Through this partnership, NOAA and NAAEE aim to create a more environmentally literate society that has the knowledge, skills, and motivation to conserve our natural resources and build more resilient communities across the country.  

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) logo.

NAAEE will help NOAA strengthen professional networks, disseminate best practices, support high-quality STEM education, and provide education and outreach for educators and other target audiences.

“NAAEE is thrilled to partner with NOAA to advance environmental and science literacy through this partnership,” said Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director. “We look forward to working together to support educators across the country, engaging their local communities to create a more sustainable future together. Our combined reach and the strength of NOAA science and NAAEE expertise in environmental literacy and education will benefit communities and educators around the country.”