Upcoming and archived webinars

NOAA has an incredible library of live and archived webinars, especially for educators and students! With themes like satellite monitoring, hurricane hunters, and deep-sea dives, our webinars have you covered from the surface of the sun to the bottom of the ocean floor. Bookmark your favorite series because new videos will be added as soon as they are available. 

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A student participant virtually joins fisheries and aquaculture specialist Abigail Archer from Woods Hole Sea Grant for the NOAA Live! 4 Kids webinar, “Swimming Upstream with River Herring.” (Lindsey Williams)

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Live webinar series and other live events

Bite-sized Science webinar series offsite link

First Thursday of the month, 12:30 pm Eastern time
30 minutes, plus Q&A
For 6th grade - college students, educators, wildlife/habitat management employees, everyone

These 30-minute webinars are presented by Florida Sea Grant extension agents and specialists. They focus on marine and coastal science topics, specifically related to Florida. Recordings of past webinars are available.


CIRES/NOAA Science Show & Share offsite link

Occasional Tuesdays, 1:00 pm Eastern time
40 minutes, last 20 minutes are live Q&A
For 6th - 12th grade students

The CIRES Science Show & Share webinar series connects middle and high school students with scientists from around the world. The scientists will share about their work, what they are doing, how they are doing it, and why it's important. The series features topics on current environmental events like Earth Day and COP26, as well as, connect with researchers from some of the most remote locations in the world. The webinar recordings can be used as stand-alone classroom resources. This program is a continuation of the successful Science@Home offsite link program. 


National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series

Monthly on a weekday, 12:00 pm Hawaiʻi / 3:00 pm Pacific / 5:00 pm Central / 6:00 pm Eastern
60 minutes
For formal and informal educators, other interested audiences

The National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series provides educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom. This series targets formal and informal educators that are engaging students (elementary through college) in formal classroom settings, as well as members of the community in informal educational venues (e.g., after school programs, science centers, aquariums, etc.).


NOAA Science Seminar Series

Multiple webinars per week, various times
60 minutes
For college and graduate students, scientists, adults

The NOAA Science Seminar Series has been ongoing since 2004 with hundreds of webinars per year and thousands of archives! Topics range across all NOAA content areas, from weather and climate, to ocean and coasts, to Great Lakes, satellites, data, and much more. Sign up for their newsletter to receive a weekly listing of webinars.


Weather101

Mondays - Thursdays, November - December, 2022, various times
60 minutes
For K-12 students, families, adults, any one interested in weather

Weather101 is a series of free interactive online classes to help audiences learn about meteorology, forecasting and the National Weather Service in general. Topics include weather basics, sever storms, satellites, hurricanes, circulations, fire, floods, and much more!


Live video from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Not currently live, but keep bookmarked for future live streams!
For K-12 students, college and graduate students, adults, families, educators, everyone

Hear real-time commentary from scientists as they watch live-streamed video.

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Archived webinar series for educators

Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center (CELC) Aquaculture Education webinar series archives

For informal educators
60 minutes

The CELC Aquaculture Initiative is designed to connect NOAA resources and experts and aquarium educators so that they can better communicate aquaculture science and issues to the public. The webinar series is a quarterly event, where various aquaculture experts talk about a variety of issues, from how seafood helps with public health to the science of breeding corals or saving an endangered mollusc. Anyone is welcome to attend. 


National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series archives

For formal and informal educators, other interested audiences
60 minutes

The National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series provides educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom. This series targets formal and informal educators that are engaging students (elementary through college) in formal classroom settings, as well as members of the community in informal educational venues (e.g., after school programs, science centers, aquariums, etc.).


NOAA Planet Stewards webinar archives

For formal and informal educators
60 minutes

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.


Ocean Today: Deeper Dive

For middle and high school formal and informal educators
40-60 minutes

The NOAA Ocean Today: Deeper Dive was a monthly webinar airing on or around the full moon. The show is hosted by Symone Barkley, an educator and marine biologist from the National Aquarium, and features other guests from NOAA and elsewhere. Each month features a different ocean topic, such as marine archaeology, beach safety, and hurricanes. During the live webinar, viewers are engaged with videos from the Ocean Today collection, interactive polls, hands-on activities, and a chance to ask questions of our experts.