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The 2022 GOES Virtual Science Fair (VSF) will be accepting projects from October 2021 to May 2022. Students can participate and submit individual projects from home or in small teams with classmates. The main requirement is using data from GOES-16 or GOES-17 to investigate weather and natural hazards. There will be three winning teams OR individuals: middle school, high school or grades 13/14 (community college or university).

Students from the winning teams will receive $25 gift cards.

Contact: Margaret Mooney, margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

Audience:
K-12 educators
K-12 students
Undergraduate
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences
Event

The ACLIPSE course engages grade 6–12 teachers and teacher candidates in climate science/change activities using authentic data. ACLIPSE uses climate science as the context for applying current research about teaching and learning aligned with the Framework for K–12 Science Education. Educators and their students also improve their skills for using and interpreting real- and near real-time data. ACLIPSE includes instructional materials developed with NOAA's financial and scientific support.

Audience:
College & university
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person
Online

Teaching about climate and energy? Our NOAA partner, the award-winning Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) collection contains over 800 educational resources that are free, peer-reviewed, NGSS aligned, easily searchable, and ready-to-use for teaching about climate and energy including activities, lab demonstrations, visualizations, and videos. CLEAN partners with climate scientists and educators to review educational resources and also provides pedagogical support for teaching climate and energy topics through background knowledge webpages, a professional development toolkit, webinars, and a professional learning community to help educators.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Online

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 included and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person
Online

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 included and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person
Online

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 included and teachers receive 3 graduate credits upon completion of the course.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person
Online

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.

Audience:
College & university
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Field Experience

Bring the excitement of deep sea exploration LIVE to your classroom, science center, or community events! Shipboard interaction capabilities aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus enable students or the public to engage in a unique two-way, live Q&A dialogue with scientists, engineers, and educators of the Corps of Exploration. Live interactions are available free to any classroom or community audiences to introduce learners to the excitement of ocean exploration and increase access to career role models, thanks to the support of Ocean Exploration Trust's (OET) education partners.

The team will be exploring with seafloor mapping and remotely operated vehicle dives throughout Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and around the Hawaiian islands from March 14 to mid-October 2022.


Contact Kelly Moran, OET Education Program Coordinator, with questions: kelly@oet.org

Audience:
K-12 educators
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Online
Event

MARE offers a range of professional development for K-12 districts, schools, and teachers including workshops on inquiry-based science and ocean immersion experiences. Most workshops are offered at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California, and include instructional materials developed with NOAA's financial and scientific support.

Audience:
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person

The Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) is a learner-centered framework that focuses on investigations into local environmental issues and leads to informed action. The MWEE Practitioner Webinar Series is hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Program and the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office to advance practice around delivering MWEEs.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Informal educators
Homeschooling
Opportunity Type:
Online

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.

Audience:
College & university
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Online

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.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
Upcoming
Events & conferences

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.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Field Experience

This webinar series provides formal and informal educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Online

The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in America's classrooms. You will find a listing of workshops that will excite your students about science and technology.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
In person

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. Teams consist of a coach and 4–5 students in grades 9–12.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences

The National Weather Service (NWS) National School Outreach team is ready to teach and answer your students' weather questions. Whether it is learning about weather basics, severe weather, the sun or space weather, or any other topic the teacher needs covered, the NWS, through Google Meet, Zoom, or Skype, jumps into the classroom to help teach these topics to elementary through high school students.

Contact: NWS El Paso Meteorologist Tim Brice: tim.brice@noaa.gov.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Informal educators
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Online
Event

Educators joining NOAA Planet Stewards receive sustained professional development through an active online learning community and regional events, and support in the development and implementation of hands-on projects that conserve, restore, and protect human communities and natural resources. Eligible participants may apply for mini-grants, travel stipends, and participate in contests.

Audience:
College & university
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person
Online

NOAA Planet Stewards Webinars are live broadcasts given by nationally recognized NOAA and NOAA partner scientists, educators and communicators. These events provide knowledge and resources that help educators build their understanding of NOAA related science as well as their pedagogic and communication skills.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Informal educators
Homeschooling
College & university
Opportunity Type:
Online

The Teacher at Sea program provides a unique environment for learning and teaching by sending teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
Field Experience

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.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
Upcoming
Events & conferences

Virtual meetings that introduce the science behind upcoming expeditions and the associated Education Expedition Module, lesson plans, and classroom resources.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
Online

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.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
Grant

This workshop is conducted online and in person each July at the U.S. National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The course introduces educators to weather sensing, analyzing, and forecasting and includes lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person

This workshop is conducted online and in person each July in Chestertown, Maryland. The course introduces educators to the foundations of physical oceanography and includes lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips. Course materials are included and teachers receive 3 graduate credits upon completion of all course requirements.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Field Experience
In person

NOAA offers a "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" award at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and at the local and regional U.S. science fairs that feed into ISEF. The award recognizes outstanding student projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences.

Audience:
K-12 educators
K-12 students
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences
Event

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.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Field Experience

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.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences

There are 34 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.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person

Multi-day research and field-based teacher training to improve understanding of the estuary environment and promote student stewardship of estuaries and watersheds.

Audience:
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
Field Experience

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.

Audience:
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Opportunity Type:
In person

The USA Science and Engineering Festival consists of one large event in Washington, D.C., and several smaller events throughout the country. NOAA has a booth at the main festival, which is held every two years in the spring. The festival hosts hundreds of exhibitors, hands-on activities, performers, and speakers to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Audience:
College & university
Homeschooling
Informal educators
K-12 educators
Pre-K educators
Opportunity Type:
Events & conferences