Sharpen your science skills with NOAA’s webinars for educators
As summer comes to an end, we’re sharing NOAA resources to help educators brush up on ocean and atmospheric science. NOAA offers professional development webinars for teachers that cover the latest science topics and teaching approaches. Here’s an overview of some of our ongoing series that were specially developed with teachers in mind!
National Marine Sanctuaries
This series from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries connects teachers with experts, resources, and training to bring ocean and climate literacy into the classroom. Upcoming webinars will take place on August 22, September 25, and October 17 starting at 6:00 pm Eastern (3:00 pm Pacific). These webinars will focus on invasive seaweed, marine plastics, and ocean acidification. Register for upcoming webinars or view archived videos.
NOAA Planet Stewards
The National Ocean Service brings you monthly webinars presented by scientists, communicators, and educators on a wide range of topics, from natural resource conservation to severe weather events. Webinars usually take place on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm Eastern (4:30 pm Pacific). Recent topics include climate modeling, science literacy, and changing sea levels. You can sign up to receive notifications for future events and view archived presentations.
NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research offers behind-the-science webinars that introduce teachers to upcoming underwater expeditions and make connections to online education modules, lessons, and resources. Upcoming webinars will be announced on the Ocean Explorer website. Recent topics include deep sea corals, sunken history from World War II, and deep sea habitats. Check for upcoming webinars and find archived videos here.
Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for Communicators and Educators (SOARCE)
This ongoing webinar series hosted by the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program provides educators with the tools they need to incorporate cutting-edge science and communication resources into their teaching. SOARCE webinars are offered quarterly. Past topics have included science communication and the carbon cycle. Find more information here.