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Overview of NOAA Education

We walk you through the who, what, where, and why of NOAA Education.

This course was developed in 2016 by the NOAA Education Council’s Internal Professional Development Working Group. Special thanks to the Ocean Today team for their assistance with the audio recording. A list of websites referenced in the presentations and PDF copies of the slides are provided under Other Resources on this page.

NOAA emblem
Module 1: An overview of NOAA Education
In this presentation you will learn about NOAA’s history, organizational structure, education mission and the Education Council. (Duration: 12:35)
NOAA's 20-year strategic plan for education
Module 2: An overview of NOAA Education’s strategic plan and monitoring progress
In this presentation you will learn about NOAA’s Education Strategic Plan, our two-year Implementation Plan, and our efforts to measure our progress toward our goals. (Duration: 11:22)
An artist's rendering of GOES-S.
Module 3: An overview of NOAA Satellites, Weather, & Fisheries Services education
In this presentation you will learn about the educational programs and priorities of three of NOAA’s line offices: the National Satellite and Information Service, the National Weather Service, and NOAA Fisheries. (Duration: 15:52)
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is home to the only true tropical reef in the National Marine Sanctuary System! Here in the reefs surrounding Aunu'u Island, a few pink anemonefish nestle into an anemone.
Module 4: An overview of National Ocean Service education
In this presentation you will learn about educational programs and priorities managed by the National Ocean Service headquarters, the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Office for Coastal Management, and the Marine Debris Program. (Duration: 18:50)
Educational Partnership Program scholar in the lab.
Module 5: An overview of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research education
In this presentation you will learn about the educational programs and initiatives managed by the Climate Program Office, the National Sea Grant College Program, and the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. (Duration: 14:41)
Teacher professional development, funded by B-WET, during the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland Environmental Literacy Program Summer Institute in 2015.
Module 6: An overview of cross-agency programs and initiatives
In this presentation you will learn about programs and initiatives that are managed by or have significant involvement of multiple line offices and programs at NOAA. These include the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program, the Ocean Acidification Program, Climate Literacy and Ocean Literacy. (Duration: 10:24)
NOAA's Science On a Sphere at Discovery Science Center
Module 7: An overview of the Office of Education
In this presentation you will learn about the grant programs, student opportunities, partnerships, and outreach efforts of NOAA’s Office of Education. (Duration: 9:46)