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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 EPP/MSI and Hollings undergraduate scholars!

A grid of 8 photos. Each photo shows a Hollings scholar during their internship.
Hollings scholars have a variety of internships, from working with fish, diving, going aboard vessels, computer modeling, and more. Top (left to right): Hannah Brady, Andrew Tokuda, Alfre Wimberley, Amy Li. Bottom (left to right): Paul Campion, Amber Liggett, Ashley Bang, Caitlin Ford. (Top left photo: Chad King. Top, second photo to the left: Jacob Argueta/Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. All other photos courtesy of the scholar.)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Great Lakes NOAA B-WET grant competition is now open!

Three teachers stand on a lakeside cliff and conduct research on water quality. Teachers are masked and standing socially distanced.
Teachers test water quality in Marquette, Michigan, during a professional development session. (Mitch Klett)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

World Ocean Day: Earth has one big ocean with many features.

A graphic of the Earth with illustrated ocean currents on the surface of the ocean. Some currents are red, depicting warmer currents, and others are blue, depicting colder currents.
Ocean Literacy Principle #1: Earth has one big ocean with many features. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

Monday, June 7, 2021

Countdown to World Ocean Day: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.

A graphic of an ocean wave hitting a coastal cliff. Fossils are depicted in the eroding cliff and sediment floats in the water.
Ocean Literacy Principle #2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

Monday, June 7, 2021

Countdown to World Ocean Day: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

 A graphic of the ocean, sun, sky, and rain clouds connected into a hurricane-like symbol. Specs in the water indicate other molecules, like carbon.
Ocean Literacy Principle #3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

 

 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Countdown to World Ocean Day: The ocean makes Earth habitable.

 A graphic of three ocean scenes brought together into one circle. The top left scene depicts a prehistoric fish crawling onto land and a living ammonite. The top right scene depicts nutrients and oxygen within the water. The bottom scene depicts fossils in sediment layers and nutrients in the water column.
Ocean Literacy Principle #4: The ocean makes Earth habitable. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Countdown to World Ocean Day: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

A graphic of a spiral featuring different forms of ocean life, including phytoplankton, shrimp, crabs, squid, sharks, octopuses, and more.
Ocean Literacy Principle #5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

 

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Countdown to World Ocean Day: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

A graphic of land with houses and an industrial building on the water’s edge. In the water is a boat and offshore wind turbines. The graphic is surrounded by human hands encompassing the scene.
Ocean Literacy Principle #6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

 

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Countdown to World Ocean Day: The ocean is largely unexplored.

An underwater graphic of a diver searching the ocean with a flashlight, a submarine with a school of fish, a sunken ship, a deep sea angler fish, and a hydrothermal vent. At the surface of the ocean is a large research vessel and a buoy with a satellite in the sky.
Ocean Literacy Principle #7: The ocean is largely unexplored. (Kaleigh Ballantine, Oregon State University for NOAA Education)

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Hurricane safety explainer

Hurricane emergency route sign.
Hurricane emergency route sign. (iStock)

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Community Resilience to Climate Change: A Virtual Workshop for All Educators

Three logos of institutions that are partnering for this event: Planet Stewards, Artist Boat, and National Marine Sanctuaries Flower Garden Banks
offsite link
Join the National Ocean Service Planet Stewards at their educator professional development workshops this summer! Topics include climate change, environmental justice, and more! Happening July 5-29, 2021. (NOAA Planet Stewards)

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Lessons from the (corn) field: How working with farmers made me a better science communicator

Maggie Beetstra stands behind a large stone sculpture of an ear of corn
Maggie Beetstra in The Field of Corn art display in Dublin, Ohio, that pays tribute to Sam Frantz, the inventor of several hybrid corn species, and the agricultural heritage of much of the state. (Courtesy of Maggie Beetstra)

 

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Become a NOAA Ocean Guardian School

Text on a blue background: Ocean Guardian Schools, with the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation logos across the bottom.
NOAA Ocean Guardian Schools are supported by NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. (NOAA Sanctuaries)

 

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

#WorldOtterDay

A mother otter holds it's pup while floating in the water.
Sea otter and pup. (Douglas Croft/NOAA Sanctuaries)

 

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

New coloring page!

Line art illustration of the NOAA Environmental Literacy Program's Vision of A Resilient Community depicting a city along a coast and river. For an accessible version, please explore the PDF found at: https://www.noaa.gov/education/multimedia/photos-images/community-resilience-coloring-page
A coloring page from the NOAA Environmental Literacy Program's Vision of A Resilient Community depicting a city along a coast and river with a selection of resilient activities that can be present in a community. (NOAA Office of Education & Jessica B. Bartram)

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Calendar of webinars and live events

A student watches a live webinar from a laptop.
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)

 

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Marine Explorers Virtual Summer Camp

A group of children stand on a beach all holding kayak paddles and wearing yellow life jackets.
offsite link
The Marine Explorers Virtual Summer Camp from the Greater Farallones Association is offering 2-hour/day, week-long, camp for 9-13 year olds that are curious about the ocean. Engage your child in marine science learning this summer! (Greater Farallones Association)

 

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Refresh of NOAA.gov

collage of NOAA.gov new sit features

 

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Resource collection: Climate change impacts

Aftermath of a storm surge that washed away a mobile home park community.
Life-threatening storm surge was forecast for areas of the Florida panhandle. This mobile home park north of the coastal highway in Mexico Beach, Florida, was washed away from the storm surge and wave impacts of Hurricane Michael, Nov. 2, 2018 (NOAA)

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

"Protect and Restore: NOAA Stewardship in Action"

Two divers collect data underwater. One diver writes with waterproof paper and pencil and the other diver observes.
For more than 50 years, NOAA has monitored our ever changing world and worked to address the unprecedented environmental challenges we face. Through conservation and restoration of our nation’s essential natural resources, NOAA protects our ocean, coasts, their ecosystems and the communities that rely on them. Stewardship is the foundation NOAA was built upon and will continue to build on for our country’s future. (NOAA)

 

 

Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 14, 2021

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 9-15, 2021. Determine your risk. Develop an evacuation plan. Assemble disaster supplies. Get an insurance check. Strengthen your home. Help your neighbor. Complete a written plan.
It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 9-15, 2021). (National Weather Service)

 

 

Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you, teachers!
Thank you, teachers! (Graphic by NOAA Office of Education)

 

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Planet Stewards professional development workshops

Three logos of institutions that are partnering for this event: Planet Stewards, Artist Boat, and National Marine Sanctuaries Flower Garden Banks
offsite link
Join the National Ocean Service Planet Stewards at their educator professional development workshops this summer! Topics include climate change, environmental justice, and more! Happening July 5-29, 2021. (NOAA Planet Stewards)

 

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

NOAA Teachers on the Estuary Workshops

Two educators sit in a canoe, smiling and drawing in their notepads.
Educators involved with a Teachers on the Estuary Programs out their paddling and artistic skills to use studying a marsh along the Hudson River Estuary. (Chris Bowser, the Education Coordinator of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve)

 

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Planet Stewards grant opportunity

A graphic of human hands holding up a globe. A NOAA logo is in the bottom left corner of the image. Text: Planet Stewards.
Planet Stewards program logo. (NOAA National Ocean Service, Planet Stewards)

 

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May the fourth be with you

Two images of the sun taken from GOES-16 Solar Ultraviolet Imager with different filters. Each image captures slightly different solar activity.
Two images of the sun from GOES-16 Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) on April 13, 2021. The image on the left was taken with a 171 Angstrom filter and the one on the right was taken with a 284 Angstrom filter. Different wavelengths of light capture different information about what is happening on the sun's surface and atmosphere. The GOES SUVI captures wavelengths in the ultraviolet spectrum. (NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center)

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

NOAA Live events and webinars calendar

A student watches a live webinar from a laptop.
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)

 

 

Friday, April 30, 2021

SciJinks: What causes tides?

An illustration of the tidal force, viewed from Earth's North Pole. Water bulges toward the moon because of gravitational pull. Note: The moon is not actually this close to Earth.
An illustration of the tidal force, viewed from Earth's North Pole. Water bulges toward the moon because of gravitational pull. Note: The moon is not actually this close to Earth. (NOAA SciJinks)

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Career advice I didn't take

A portrait photo of Brianna Shaughnessy, who was a 2020 Knauss Fellow, is a current Ph.D. candidate, and the Aquaculture Education Coordinator in the NOAA Office of Education. She is quoted saying, “The point is not that I received bad advice, it is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for every person ... Each of us needs to find our own personal “triple bottom line” of sustainability ...”
A portrait photo of Brianna Shaughnessy, who was a 2020 Knauss Fellow, is a current Ph.D. candidate, and the Aquaculture Education Coordinator in the NOAA Office of Education. She is quoted saying, “The point is not that I received bad advice, it is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for every person ... Each of us needs to find our own personal “triple bottom line” of sustainability ...” (Graphic by NOAA Office of Education. Photo courtesy of Brianna Shaughnessy.)

Thursday, April 29, 2021

ESRL 8th grade science days

Check out the virtual NOAA Boulder’s Virtual 8th Grade Science Days!
Check out the virtual NOAA Boulder’s Virtual 8th Grade Science Days! (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Mapping activities from NOAA Ocean Exploration: Exploring with Multibeam Sonar

Mapping activities from NOAA Ocean Exploration: Exploring with Multibeam Sonar
Mapping activities from NOAA Ocean Exploration: Exploring with Multibeam Sonar (NOAA Ocean Exploration)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The magic of mentorship

Jezella as a baby with her parents while they vacation in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Jezella as a baby with her parents while they vacation in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. (Courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

EPA's How's My Waterway website

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has created an online tool to track water quality by using data provided to the EPA.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has created an online tool to track water quality by using data provided to the EPA. (Environmental Protection Agency)

Monday, April 26, 2021

NOAA Custom Chart Tool: New podcast episode from National Ocean Service

This is a view of a NOAA Custom Chart for the coast near San Francisco, California. With this free online tool, it's easy to zoom in and explore this region, or any area covered by NOAA's 3.2 million square nautical miles of charts. And once you find what you're looking for, it's just as easy to download a printable digital copy.
This is a view of a NOAA Custom Chart for the coast near San Francisco, California. With this free online tool, it's easy to zoom in and explore this region, or any area covered by NOAA's 3.2 million square nautical miles of charts. And once you find what you're looking for, it's just as easy to download a printable digital copy. (NOAA Coast Survey)

Friday, April 23, 2021

Celebrating two decades of excellence: The 10th Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI forum

A collage of Cooperative Science Center students.
A collage of Cooperative Science Center students. (NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day: #1 Monitor environmental observations with GLOBE

As a citizen scientist, you can make use of The GLOBE Program’s Observer mobile app (free and available for download on iOS and Android devices). You too can observe the world around you as these GLOBE students did during a recent GLOBE Learning Expedition in Killarney, Ireland (2018).
As a citizen scientist, you can make use of The GLOBE Program’s Observer mobile app (free and available for download on iOS and Android devices). You too can observe the world around you as these GLOBE students did during a recent GLOBE Learning Expedition in Killarney, Ireland (2018). (The GLOBE Program)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #2 Save the scallops with Scallop Sitters in Hernando County

Three juvenile Florida scallop shells placed on top of a clear ruler to be measured.
Three juvenile Florida scallop shells placed on top of a clear ruler to be measured. (Grant Groves)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Environmental Education Week: ‘Classroom without walls’ fosters traditional, sustainable environmental practices in Hawaii

Two young students inspect a net while a man in uniform kneels down beside the students to help them understand how it works.
Participants are learning about the throw net from Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement Officer Covell. This lesson is part of a Hawaii B-WET project that focuses on “pono fishing,” or sustainable traditional Hawaiian fishing practices in Hawaii. Photo was taken prior to social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19. (Malama Pupukea-Waimea)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #3 Track marine pollution with the Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project

Marine debris of various sizes, materials, and colors, that were collected on a beach for the Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project.
Marine debris of various sizes, materials, and colors, that were collected on a beach for the Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project. (Mike Tetreau)

Monday, April 19, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #4 Annotate underwater images with OceanEYEs

An underwater camera system is lowered into the ocean from a ship.
An underwater camera system is lowered into the ocean from a ship. (NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center staff)

Monday, April 19, 2021

2020 report recognizes 5 years of NOAA Education

Madur Dwarakanath is wearing a volunteer vest and smiling at an older couple. He is telling them about shells and rocks on display. The older man is touching and looking at one of the seashells. The older woman looks on, smiling.
Madur Dwarakanath is wearing a volunteer vest and smiling at an older couple. He is telling them about shells and rocks on display. The older man is touching and looking at one of the seashells. The older woman looks on, smiling. (Casey Henley/Broken Banjo Photograph)

Friday, April 16, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #5 Count fish on an underwater camera with the River Herring project

A closeup underwater photo of river herring.
A closeup underwater photo of river herring. (Keith Ellenbogen)

Friday, April 16, 2021

NAAEE eeBLUE: Watershed Chronicles

North American Association for Environmental Education eeBLUE: Watershed Chronicles. "It's all about the connections!"
North American Association for Environmental Education eeBLUE: Watershed Chronicles. "It's all about the connections!" (NAAEE)

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #6 Record temperatures in your neighborhood with the Urban Heat Island Mapping project

Sara Benson (right) and Roxanne Lee, of the Boston Science Museum, using a CAPA Heat Strategies sensor to investigate extreme heat in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 24, 2019.
Alt text: Two women stand together near a car door as they attach a temperature gauge to the glass window of the car door.
Sara Benson (right) and Roxanne Lee, of the Boston Science Museum, using a CAPA Heat Strategies sensor to investigate extreme heat in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 24, 2019. Alt text: Two women stand together near a car door as they attach a temperature gauge to the glass window of the car door. (2019 photo courtesy of the Boston Science Museum)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #7 Collect Earth's magnetic data with the CrowdMag project

A cell phone portraying the CrowdMag app on the screen. A map is shown of North and South America with different-colored dots suggesting data points.
A cell phone portraying the CrowdMag app on the screen. A map is shown of North and South America with different-colored dots suggesting data points. (NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #8 Monitor rain, hail, and snow with CoCoRaHS

Left: A clear cylindrical tube (rain gauge) is filled with water up to the “10” mark. Right: A clear cylindrical tube (rain gauge) is attached to an outside fence collecting snow.
Left: A clear cylindrical tube (rain gauge) is filled with water up to the “10” mark. Right: A clear cylindrical tube (rain gauge) is attached to an outside fence collecting snow. ( CoCoRaHS)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Persevere and excel: EPP/MSI alumnus awarded doctoral degree while working full-time at NOAA

A portrait of Michael Edwards, D.Eng., who is a physical scientist in NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and a 2002 EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program alumnus. A quote next to his portrait reads "Everything is a challenge, but challenges are there to bring out the best in us ... If you want to get it, work hard and you can attain it."
A portrait of Michael Edwards, D.Eng., who is a physical scientist in NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and a 2002 EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program alumnus. A quote next to his portrait reads "Everything is a challenge, but challenges are there to bring out the best in us ... If you want to get it, work hard and you can attain it." (Graphic by NOAA Office of Education. Photo courtesy of Michael Edwards.)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #9 Track historic fish counts with FISHstory

Two photos side by side which show historic fishing photos. Both photos look almost the same with a group of people gathering at the same dock. The photos are taken three years apart.
Two photos side by side which show historic fishing photos. Both photos look almost the same with a group of people gathering at the same dock. The photos are taken three years apart. (Rusty Hudson, Hudson, Timmons, and Stone families)

Friday, April 9, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #10 Record marine mammal sightings with the Channel Islands Naturalist Corps

An aerial view of a group of people leaning over the side of a boat looking and pointing at a humpback whale in the ocean.
An aerial view of a group of people leaning over the side of a boat looking and pointing at a humpback whale in the ocean. (Bob Perry)

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #11 Catch and release eels with the Hudson River Eels project

A student holds a bag of clear, small ell-like fish above her head while gazing up to look at the bottom of the clear bag.
A student holds a bag of clear, small ell-like fish above her head while gazing up to look at the bottom of the clear bag. (Chris Bowser, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation/Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #12 Collect fishery sustainability data with the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

Two men stand together on a boat holding a large, red Vermilion rockfish.
Two men stand together on a boat holding a large, red Vermilion rockfish. (Starr Lab/Moss Landing Marine Labs)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #13 Record historic marine weather observations with the Old Weather WWII project

A black and white photo of Navy sailors releasing a weather balloon into the air from a ship.
A black and white photo of Navy sailors releasing a weather balloon into the air from a ship. (U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives)

Monday, April 5, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #14 Monitor horseshoe crabs with the Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch

A person standing in shallow water holds a pair of horseshoe crabs.
A person standing in shallow water holds a pair of horseshoe crabs. (Alice Mary Herden)

Friday, April 2, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: #15 Spot severe weather with NOAA NWS SKYWARN®

SKYWARN logo. A graphic of a tornado inside an oval shape.
SKYWARN logo. A graphic of a tornado inside an oval shape. (NOAA National Weather Service SKYWARN program)

Friday, April 2, 2021

Countdown to Earth Day: NOAA unlocks citizen science ‘project of the day’

NOAA engages the public in support of key mission areas through the rapidly growing field of citizen science — a form of open collaboration in which individuals and organizations participate voluntarily in the scientific process. Citizen scientists take part in a range of activities from observing precipitation type and amount to helping map the ocean floor.
NOAA engages the public in support of key mission areas through the rapidly growing field of citizen science — a form of open collaboration in which individuals and organizations participate voluntarily in the scientific process. Citizen scientists take part in a range of activities from observing precipitation type and amount to helping map the ocean floor. (NOAA)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Citizen science at NOAA

Three people looking at their mobile phones while walking on an outdoor path.
Walking down a bike path in Boulder, Colorado, three citizen scientists collect data on the Earth's magnetic field using the CrowdMag cellphone app. (Jennifer Taylor/CIRES)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Kodiak Fisheries Lab

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. (NOAA Heritage)

Friday, March 26, 2021

Theory of Change

Illustration of the NOAA ELP Vision of A Resilient Community depicting a city along a coast and river with the following depicted: trees being planted as urban heat island abatement; an aquarium with people restoring a nearby coastal wetland to mitigate flooding; sustainable design with green infrastructure; a healthy community with people biking and exercising outside; a city hall with youth and adults presenting their ideas to officials; a shoreline that is protected with restored oyster reefs; students
Illustration of the NOAA ELP Vision of A Resilient Community depicting a city along a coast and river with the following depicted: trees being planted as urban heat island abatement; an aquarium with people restoring a nearby coastal wetland to mitigate flooding; sustainable design with green infrastructure; a healthy community with people biking and exercising outside; a city hall with youth and adults presenting their ideas to officials; a shoreline that is protected with restored oyster reefs; students on a boat mapping coastal resilience assets; community members engaging in citizen science; a house adapted to severe storms, flooding, and rising sea levels; people preparing their community for a flood; K-12 schools where teachers and students are creating a rain garden; a university where researchers study resilience solutions; and a science center where youth have convened a climate summit. The NOAA logo is in the top right corner of the illustration. (NOAA Office of Education & Jessica B. Bartram, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Seafood Inspection Facility

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. (NOAA Heritage)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

World Meteorological Day

People of the National Weather Service.
People of the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service)

Monday, March 22, 2021

'A buoy of hope’: How NOAA helped aquariums come together to stay afloat during the pandemic

A masked family at an aquarium looks at something off-camera, standing in back of a sign that reads, “Thank you for staying one sea lion from others (2 m or 6 ft).”
A masked family at an aquarium looks at something off-camera, standing in back of a sign that reads, “Thank you for staying one sea lion from others (2 m or 6 ft).” (Vancouver Aquarium)

Monday, March 22, 2021

World Water Day

A wave cresting in the open ocean.
A wave cresting in the open ocean.

Friday, March 19, 2021

eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grant

A landscape photo looking out onto a bay at high tide in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Cages for oyster farming can be seen just below the water with green seaweed growing on them.
A landscape photo looking out onto a bay at high tide in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Cages for oyster farming can be seen just below the water with green seaweed growing on them. (Brianna Shaughnessy/NOAA Office of Education)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

SciJinks hurricane simulation

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ScienceIsCool@NOAA.gov (NOAA)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

SciJinks hurricane simulation

"Hurricane Simulation" WebApp Courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). Copyright 2013 by Tom Whittaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"Hurricane Simulation" WebApp Courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). Copyright 2013 by Tom Whittaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Youth Art Month

Highly detailed watercolor illustration of a basket star.
Highly detailed watercolor illustration of a basket star. (Jasmine W./Marine Art Contest for Grades K-12)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. (NOAA Heritage)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. (NOAA Heritage)

Monday, March 15, 2021

National Surveyors Week

An illustration of a NOAA ship using sonar (a multibeam echo sounder) to map the seafloor.
An illustration of a NOAA ship using sonar (a multibeam echo sounder) to map the seafloor. (NOAA)

Monday, March 15, 2021

eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants are open

Three people standing on a dock around an open oyster cage. The person closest to the camera holds an oyster in their left hand and takes a photo with their phone in their right hand.
Dan Ward, owner of Ward Aquafarms in Massachusetts, helps educators gather photos and video to help educate 7-11 year-olds in Colorado about oyster farming. (Brianna Shaughnessy, NOAA Office of Education)

Friday, March 12, 2021

Dolphin Awareness Month

Dolphin SMART logo.
Dolphin SMART logo. (Dolphin SMART partnership)

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Seagrass Awareness Month

Flatfish in seagrass.
Flatfish in seagrass. (NOAA)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Satellite Operations Facility

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. (NOAA Heritage)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Satellite Operations Facility

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. (NOAA Heritage)

Monday, March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day

Four women from NOAA were recognized at the annual Women of Color in STEM conference, which was held virtually October 8-10, 2020. These awards highlight significant achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Top row, left to right: Dr. Jeanette Davis, Jennifer Dickens. Bottom row, left to right: Cindy Woods, Melissa Hooper.
Four women from NOAA were recognized at the annual Women of Color in STEM conference, which was held virtually October 8-10, 2020. These awards highlight significant achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Top row, left to right: Dr. Jeanette Davis, Jennifer Dickens. Bottom row, left to right: Cindy Woods, Melissa Hooper. (NOAA)

Friday, March 5, 2021

eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grant

A landscape photo looking out onto a bay at high tide in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Cages for oyster farming can be seen just below the water with green seaweed growing on them.
A landscape photo looking out onto a bay at high tide in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Cages for oyster farming can be seen just below the water with green seaweed growing on them. (Brianna Shaughnessy/NOAA Office of Education)

Thursday, March 4, 2021

National Weather Service Spring Safety Weather Campaign

National Weather Service Spring Safety Campaign logo.
National Weather Service Spring Safety Campaign logo. (National Weather Service)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

NOAA Virtual Open House: Webinar #1

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story. (NOAA Heritage)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Youth Art Month: Art activities

A drawing of three ocean sunfish (Mola mola) on a watery background.
“Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)” by Chan P.Y., Grade 12, is a winner of the Marine Art Contest 2019. Winning art is posted on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website. (Chan P.Y.)

Friday, February 26, 2021

National Skip the Straw Day

A beach that is almost completely covered in trash and debris.
Litter such as plastic detergent bottles, crates, buoys, combs, and water bottles blanket Kanapou Bay, on the Island of Kaho’olawe in Hawaii. This region is a hot-spot for marine debris accumulation. (NOAA)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Head of NOAA’s Office of Civil Rights honored at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Kenneth M. Bailey is the Director of the Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights, which is part of NOAA’s Civil Rights Office. He received the Dave Barclay Affirmative Action in Government Award at the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards. The quote reads, "NOAA has the best mission ... and I love doing my job here with my team and colleagues."
PHOTO - Kenneth Bailey - OICR - LandscapeKenneth M. Bailey is the Director of the Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights, which is part of NOAA’s Civil Rights Office. He received the Dave Barclay Affirmative Action in Government Award at the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards. The quote reads, "NOAA has the best mission ... and I love doing my job here with my team and colleagues." (Courtesy of Kenneth Bailey, Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

National Invasive Species Week

The Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System logo.
The Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System logo. (GLANSIS)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

National Invasive Species Week

Female green crab with eggs in Pipestem Inlet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Green crab have since moved into northern British Columbia.
Female green crab with eggs in Pipestem Inlet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Green crab have since moved into northern British Columbia. (NOAA Fisheries)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

National Invasive Species Week

Undaria pinnatifida, also known as Asian kelp or wakame. This invasive species has colonized many harbors along the California coastline, including in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Undaria pinnatifida, also known as Asian kelp or wakame. This invasive species has colonized many harbors along the California coastline, including in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (Chad King/NOAA)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Register for NOAA's Virtual Open House

A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story.
A U.S map plotted with the dates and locations of NOAA Virtual Open House live, guided tours taking place in March. For text details, please see listing below in our web story. (NOAA Heritage)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Online aquarium resources

Carmen, a Magellanic Penguin, and Kayavak, a Beluga Whale greet each other during Shedd Aquarum's temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carmen, a Magellanic Penguin, and Kayavak, a Beluga Whale greet each other during Shedd Aquarum's temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shedd Aquarium)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Hawaii B-WET grant competition is now open

Schooling fish.
Schooling fish. (NOAA)

Monday, February 22, 2021

National Invasive Species Week

An invasive lionfish in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
An invasive lionfish in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (NOAA)

Friday, February 19, 2021

Whale Week: Search for whales by species

Humpback whale breaching in the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
Humpback whale breaching in the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. (Stan Butler)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Whale Week: Tracking North Atlantic right whale populations

Right whale feeding, sighted June 8, 2014, during a research survey. NMFS permit no. 17355.
Right whale feeding, sighted June 8, 2014, during a research survey. NMFS permit no. 17355. (NOAA)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

New England B-WET grant competition is now open!

Danbury 6th grade students team up to begin their beach scavenger hunt at Long Island Sound from Milford Point, Connecticut, as part of EdAdvance’s New England B-WET project.
Danbury 6th grade students team up to begin their beach scavenger hunt at Long Island Sound from Milford Point, Connecticut, as part of EdAdvance’s New England B-WET project. (EdAdvance)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Whale Week: Watch “What orcas teach us: the southern residents' battle against extinction and the state of our watersheds”

Killer whales, Orcinus orca
Killer whales, Orcinus orca (Captain Budd Christman/NOAA Corps)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Whale Week: Make your own whale call

Humpback whale and vocalizations.
Humpback whale and vocalizations. (NOAA Fisheries)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Whale Week: Marine mammals resource collection

The Incidental Harassment Authorizations include monitoring and mitigation measures for marine mammals such as humpback whales.
The Incidental Harassment Authorizations include monitoring and mitigation measures for marine mammals such as humpback whales. (NOAA Fisheries)

Friday, February 12, 2021

NOAA's Community Resilience Education Theory of Change

Theory of Change community illustration, which includes lush greenery, people playing and conversing outside, and community buildings and houses.
Theory of Change community illustration, which includes lush greenery, people playing and conversing outside, and community buildings and houses. (NOAA Office of Education)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Maria Mitchell, Rear Admiral Evelyn J. Fields (ret.), Marie Tharp, Pamela Chelgren-Koterba, and Dr. Nancy Foster are five notable women who worked in ocean science at NOAA.
Maria Mitchell, Rear Admiral Evelyn J. Fields (ret.), Marie Tharp, Pamela Chelgren-Koterba, and Dr. Nancy Foster are five notable women who worked in ocean science at NOAA. (NOAA/NOS)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Spread the love with our printable valentines!

A printable two-sided valentine. The front side has a photo of a sea turtle and reads “Roses are red, the ocean is blue. This sea turtle wanted to say hi to you!” The back side reads “This hawksbill sea turtle, one of six endangered species of sea turtles in the U.S., has a GPS-linked satellite tag allowing NOAA researchers to track its movements. You can help sea turtles by properly disposing of trash, reducing plastic use, and not disturbing the beaches where they lay their eggs.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

CLEAN webinar series

Logo for the CLEAN Network (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network)
Logo for the CLEAN Network (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network) (CLEAN)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

EPP/MSI alumna now leads a field division of NOAA’s research on atmospheric processes, quality, and climate

A photo of LaToya Myles, Ph.D., a 2001 NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program Alumni next to her quote, which reads: "You have got to give people a vision ... and have people you are working with be able to see that vision and pursue it.” Myles is now the Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the Air Resources Laboratory.
A photo of LaToya Myles, Ph.D., a 2001 NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program Alumni next to her quote, which reads: "You have got to give people a vision ... and have people you are working with be able to see that vision and pursue it.” Myles is now the Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the Air Resources Laboratory. (Graphic by Office of Education, photo courtesy of LaToya Myles.)

Monday, February 8, 2021

Satellite image of the day

These three images from NOAA's GOES East (GOES-16) satellite show us what Earth looks like from space near the solstice. The images were captured about 24 hours before the 2018 solstice, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2018.
These three images from NOAA's GOES East (GOES-16) satellite show us what Earth looks like from space near the solstice. The images were captured about 24 hours before the 2018 solstice, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2018. (NOAA Satellites)

Friday, February 5, 2021

National Weatherperson’s Day

A large, branched bolt of lightning.
Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. (Paulina Cwik/NOAA)

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Oceanography in a mug

A looping GIF of a layered drink (milk on top, dark espresso in the center, and lighter hot chocolate at the bottom) being blown on. This starts to create the effect of the top two layers of milk and espresso rotating in a circle vertically: as the milk is blown to the left edge of the mug and is forced downward, the espresso on the right side is pushed up to the top of the drink.
When you blow across the top of your hot drink to cool it down, you are mimicking the same process that creates wind-driven waves in the ocean. If you use a layered drink as seen here, blowing across the top of the liquid shows how upwelling works. (Marissa Jones/NOAA)

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Marine debris tracker

Ocean Guardian School students from Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California, conducted scheduled patrols along Point Reyes National Seashore that involved collecting, recording and categorizing of the marine debris found along the coastline.
Ocean Guardian School students from Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California, conducted scheduled patrols along Point Reyes National Seashore that involved collecting, recording and categorizing of the marine debris found along the coastline. (Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, California)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Citizen science

Three people looking at their mobile phones while walking on an outdoor path.
Walking down a bike path in Boulder, Colorado, three citizen scientists collect data on the Earth's magnetic field using the CrowdMag cellphone app. (Jennifer Taylor/CIRES)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

#EstuaryLove

Madison Bowe, a 2018 NOAA Hollings scholar, crosses a channel in Winchester Marsh, a sentinel site marsh in South Slough National Estuarine Reserve, Oregon.
Madison Bowe, a 2018 NOAA Hollings scholar, crosses a channel in Winchester Marsh, a sentinel site marsh in South Slough National Estuarine Reserve, Oregon. (June Cho)

Monday, February 1, 2021

NOAA Education's webinar and live events calendar

A student watches a live webinar from a laptop.
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)

Friday, January 29, 2021

Thank A Mentor Day

NOAA scholars at the 2018 Science & Education Symposium at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
NOAA scholars at the 2018 Science & Education Symposium at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Kristen Jabanoski)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

NOAA's Community Resilience Education Theory of Change

Theory of Change community illustration, which includes lush greenery, people playing and conversing outside, and community buildings and houses.
Theory of Change community illustration, which includes lush greenery, people playing and conversing outside, and community buildings and houses. (NOAA Office of Education)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sea ice: Why is it shrinking?

The German icebreaker Polarstern travels  through Arctic sea ice in August 2020 as melt ponds are forming. The Polarstern has been in the Arctic Ocean since September 2019, supporting the international MOSAiC mission to better understand the region’s climate system and its influence on the rest of the world.
The German icebreaker Polarstern travels through Arctic sea ice in August 2020 as melt ponds are forming. The Polarstern has been in the Arctic Ocean since September 2019, supporting the international MOSAiC mission to better understand the region’s climate system and its influence on the rest of the world. (Courtesy of Lianna Nixon/CIRES/CU Boulder)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Applications now open for MISG undergraduate internships!

Michigan Sea Grant Undergraduate Internships
Michigan Sea Grant Undergraduate Internships (Michigan Sea Grant)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Final reminder for undergraduate scholarship applications

A grid of 8 photos. Each photo shows a Hollings scholar during their internship.
Hollings scholars have a variety of internships, from working with fish, diving, going aboard vessels, computer modeling, and more. Top (left to right): Hannah Brady, Andrew Tokuda, Alfre Wimberley, Amy Li. Bottom (left to right): Paul Campion, Amber Liggett, Ashley Bang, Caitlin Ford. (Top left photo: Chad King. Top, second photo to the left: Jacob Argueta/Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. All other photos courtesy of the scholar.)

Monday, January 25, 2021

Navajo cloud chart

Navajo cloud chart.
Navajo cloud chart. (NOAA National Weather Service)

Friday, January 22, 2021

Woods Hole PEP call for applications

Woods Hole Partnership Program student interns.
Woods Hole Partnership Program student interns. (Woods Hole Partnership Program)

Thursday, January 21, 2021

2021-2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan

2014 Partnership Education Program interns receive training in the field. The program gives students from under-represented groups the mentorship and hands-on research experience that can help launch a career in the sciences.
2014 Partnership Education Program interns receive training in the field. The program gives students from under-represented groups the mentorship and hands-on research experience that can help launch a career in the sciences. (NOAA)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ocean Today: The future of ocean farming

Students work with fish, learning real-world skills that are not only fun, but allow them to learn a sustainable trade.
Students work with fish, learning real-world skills that are not only fun, but allow them to learn a sustainable trade. (NOAA Ocean Today)

Friday, January 15, 2021

Highlights from NOAA Education: A story from every state and territory

NOAA Office of Education storymap highlights all U.S. states and territories.
NOAA Office of Education storymap highlights all U.S. states and territories. (NOAA Office of Education)

Friday, January 15, 2021

New Planet Stewards website

Planet Stewards program logo
Planet Stewards program logo (NOAA/NOS)

Friday, January 15, 2021

So, you want to be a NOAA scholar? 15 tips for applicants

15 tips for prospective NOAA Scholars
15 tips for prospective NOAA Scholars (Office of Education)

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Coral Comeback Ocean Today videos

Courtney's internship was split into half coral disease research and half outreach. In this photo, Hollings Scholar Courtney Tierney is in one of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa's management areas, Fagatele Bay, collecting coral disease data.
Courtney's internship was split into half coral disease research and half outreach. In this photo, Hollings Scholar Courtney Tierney is in one of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa's management areas, Fagatele Bay, collecting coral disease data. (NOAA Hollings mentor Marieke Sudek)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Our favorite NOAA Education photos from 2020

Madur Dwarakanath is wearing a volunteer vest and smiling at an older couple. He is telling them about shells and rocks on display. The older man is touching and looking at one of the seashells. The older woman looks on, smiling.
NOAA Education loves seeing docents in action! In the fall of 2019, volunteer Madur Dwarakanath (left) is seen talking about seashells and rocks on display with guests at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Oregon Sea Grant operates the public education wing of the center. (Casey Henley/Broken Banjo Photograph)

Monday, January 11, 2021

NOAA Ocean Podcast

Ocean waves in a sunset with a NOAA logo and the words, "NOAA ocean podcast."
Ocean waves in a sunset with a NOAA logo and the words, "NOAA ocean podcast." (NOAA National Ocean Service)

Friday, January 8, 2021

Marine Protected Areas webinars

Aerial view of Salt River Bay. St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.
Aerial view of Salt River Bay. St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. (Sean Linehan/NOAA, NGS, Remote Sensing)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

High school hurricane resilience curriculum

NOAA satellite image for larger view of Hurricane Katrina taken Aug. 28, 2005, as the storm’s outer bands lashed the Gulf Coast of the United States a day before making landfall.
NOAA satellite image for larger view of Hurricane Katrina taken Aug. 28, 2005, as the storm’s outer bands lashed the Gulf Coast of the United States a day before making landfall. (NOAA)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

#WhereAreTheyWednesday: Hillary Thalmann

Hollings alumna Hillary Thalmann samples for larval Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska on the NOAA ship Oscar Dyson during her 2016 internship. Hillary poses on a ship with larval fish sampling nets and large water-quality samplers. She is wearing cold-weather field field gear and a safety helmet.
Hollings alumna Hillary Thalmann samples for larval Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska on the NOAA ship Oscar Dyson during her 2016 internship. Hillary poses on a ship with larval fish sampling nets and large water-quality samplers. She is wearing cold-weather field field gear and a safety helmet. (Photo courtesy of Hillary Thalmann)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Maryland Sea Grant State Science Policy Fellows - Call for applications

The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve team is offering online resources to help educators and students learn about and experience the Chesapeake Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve team is offering online resources to help educators and students learn about and experience the Chesapeake Bay. (Jennifer Dreyer)

Monday, January 4, 2021

Kick off a year of learning with our at-home resource collection!

A collage of 12 NOAA scenes: a hurricane, a satellite, the inside of a Hurricane Hunters plane, a satellite image of the sun, a weather station, the inside of a ship, a weather balloon launch, students learning at a Science on a Sphere, a fishing vessel, a scuba diver surrounded by fish, an ocean exploration ship and ROV, and animals at a national marine sanctuary. The NOAA 50th anniversary logo is in the center.
NOAA is marking its 50th Anniversary on October 3! This graphic depicts photos that represent just some of our diverse mission areas, which range from the surface of the sun to the bottom of the ocean. Download the full image at noaa.gov/50-years. (NOAA)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Weather education for a Weather-Ready Nation

Christine Wielgos, Lead Forecaster, and other experts at the Weather Forecast Office in Paducah, Kentucky, began offering “mini courses” as a way to continue their outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics included using radar apps, tornados, and winter safety. This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christine Wielgos, Lead Forecaster, and other experts at the Weather Forecast Office in Paducah, Kentucky, began offering “mini courses” as a way to continue their outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics included using radar apps, tornados, and winter safety. This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (National Weather Service)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Open grant opportunity: Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)

3rd grade students from Coquille Valley Elementary School share their stewardship project on raising and releasing steelhead salmon at the Student Watershed Symposium in Charleston, OR. The Student Watershed Symposium is part of Oregon Sea Grant's “MWEEs by the Sea” B-WET project.
3rd grade students from Coquille Valley Elementary School share their stewardship project on raising and releasing steelhead salmon at the Student Watershed Symposium in Charleston, OR. The Student Watershed Symposium is part of Oregon Sea Grant's “MWEEs by the Sea” B-WET project. (Oregon Sea Grant)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Open grant opportunity: NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)

Gault Elementary School, a NOAA Ocean Guardian School, is located on the coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Santa Cruz, CA . From 2014-2019, Gault students participated in coastal restoration activities at their local state beaches. Partnering with Groundswell Coastal Ecology educators and volunteers, these young guardians of our ocean have helped to stabilize the coastal ecosystem by removing over 4,300 square meters of invasive ice plants and replacing them with nearly 12,000 native
Gault Elementary School, a NOAA Ocean Guardian School, is located on the coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Santa Cruz, CA . From 2014-2019, Gault students participated in coastal restoration activities at their local state beaches. Partnering with Groundswell Coastal Ecology educators and volunteers, these young guardians of our ocean have helped to stabilize the coastal ecosystem by removing over 4,300 square meters of invasive ice plants and replacing them with nearly 12,000 native dune plants! (Kate Thompson/NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries)

Friday, December 18, 2020

Share your solstice sunset with NOAA Education!

These three images from NOAA's GOES East (GOES-16) satellite show us what Earth looks like from space near the solstice. The images were captured about 24 hours before the 2018 solstice, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2018.
These three images from NOAA's GOES East (GOES-16) satellite show us what Earth looks like from space near the solstice. The images were captured about 24 hours before the 2018 solstice, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2018. (NOAA Satellites)

Friday, December 18, 2020

So, you want to be a NOAA scholar? 15 tips for applicants

15 tips for prospective NOAA Scholars
15 tips for prospective NOAA Scholars (Office of Education)

Friday, December 18, 2020

NOAA Education holiday cards: May your rays be merry and bright

An illustrated holiday card featuring an ocean ray. There is a NOAA logo at the bottom right of the card, and writing on the card that reads, “May your rays be merry and bright.” The card is framed with a string of holiday lights. At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education.
An illustrated holiday card featuring an ocean ray. There is a NOAA logo at the bottom right of the card, and writing on the card that reads, “May your rays be merry and bright.” The card is framed with a string of holiday lights. At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education. (Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA Office of Education)

Friday, December 18, 2020

NOAA Education holiday cards: Home for the holidays

An illustrated holiday card featuring a hermit crab with a holiday decorated shell.There is a NOAA logo at the top right of the card, and writing on the card that reads, “Home for the holidays.” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education.
An illustrated holiday card featuring a hermit crab with a holiday decorated shell.There is a NOAA logo at the top right of the card, and writing on the card that reads, “Home for the holidays.” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education. (Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA Office of Education)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

NOAA Education holiday cards: We hope your holidays are swell!

An illustrated holiday card featuring waves in the sea. Within the waves, the card reads, “We hope your holidays are swell.” A NOAA logo is on the top right, and at the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education.
An illustrated holiday card featuring waves in the sea. Within the waves, the card reads, “We hope your holidays are swell.” A NOAA logo is on the top right, and at the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education. (Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA Office of Education)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

NOAA Education holiday cards: When can your hot chocolate predict the weather?

An illustrated holiday card featuring a mug full of hot chocolate and marshmallows. There is a NOAA logo on the mug and writing on the mug that reads, “Happy holidays.” The card reads, “When can your hot chocolate predict the weather? When it’s muggy out!” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education.
An illustrated holiday card featuring a mug full of hot chocolate and marshmallows. There is a NOAA logo on the mug and writing on the mug that reads, “Happy holidays.” The card reads, “When can your hot chocolate predict the weather? When it’s muggy out!” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education. (Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA Office of Education)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

NOAA Education holiday cards: Oh buoy, what a year

An illustrated holiday card featuring a lopsided ocean buoy in rough seas. There is a NOAA logo on the buoy and writing on the card that reads “Oh buoy, what a year.” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education.
An illustrated holiday card featuring a lopsided ocean buoy in rough seas. There is a NOAA logo on the buoy and writing on the card that reads “Oh buoy, what a year.” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education. (Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA Office of Education)

Monday, December 14, 2020

NOAA Education holiday cards: Kelp tree

An illustrated holiday card featuring a decorated kelp tree with a sea star at the top. There are presents in the sand under the kelp tree, a NOAA logo, and writing that reads “Happy holidays from the NOAA Office of Education.” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education.
An illustrated holiday card featuring a decorated kelp tree with a sea star at the top. There are presents in the sand under the kelp tree, a NOAA logo, and writing that reads “Happy holidays from the NOAA Office of Education.” At the bottom a link reads noaa.gov/education. (Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA Office of Education)

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Open grant opportunity: NOAA Gulf of Mexico B-WET Program

ACT students conduct a dissolved oxygen analysis at the Navarre Beach Boat Ramp.
ACT students conduct a dissolved oxygen analysis at the Navarre Beach Boat Ramp. (Anne Laurenzi)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

#WhereAreTheyWednesday: Kathryn Van Artsdalen

A photo of 2017 NOAA Hollings undergraduate scholar Kathryn Van Artsdalen alongside her quote "As much as I loved the mountains of Vermont where I went to school, the Hollings program changed my life by taking me to the ocean." Under the quote is her current job: research assistant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California.
A photo of 2017 NOAA Hollings undergraduate scholar Kathryn Van Artsdalen alongside her quote "As much as I loved the mountains of Vermont where I went to school, the Hollings program changed my life by taking me to the ocean." Under the quote is her current job: research assistant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California. (Graphic by NOAA Office of Education. Photo courtesy of Kathryn Van Artsdalen.)

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Women of Color in STEM Awardee: Cindy Woods

Cindy Woods, Chief of the Operations Division, Director of the National Weather Service Operations Center in the National Weather Service, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, received a Leaders and Legends Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference.
Cindy Woods, Chief of the Operations Division, Director of the National Weather Service Operations Center in the National Weather Service, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, received a Leaders and Legends Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference. (Cindy Woods/NOAA)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

#WhereAreTheyWednesday: Ashley Bang

Left: A photo of Ashley Bang, now a Data scientist in applied conservation finance research, next to her quote, which reads "While I had a truly unforgettable research experience ... during my internship, the network and friendships I built along the way have proven to be equally, if not more, valuable and memorable."
Right: 2017 Hollings scholars Ashley Bang (front) and Lizzy Ashley (back) became fast friends during the years of their Hollings Scholarship despite always living across the country from
Left: A photo of Ashley Bang, now a Data scientist in applied conservation finance research, next to her quote, which reads "While I had a truly unforgettable research experience ... during my internship, the network and friendships I built along the way have proven to be equally, if not more, valuable and memorable." Right: 2017 Hollings scholars Ashley Bang (front) and Lizzy Ashley (back) became fast friends during the years of their Hollings Scholarship despite always living across the country from one another. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lizzy gave Ashley a tour of Orcas Island in Washington where she worked after the Hollings Scholarship. (Graphic by NOAA Office of Education. Photos courtesy of Ashley Bang.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Women of Color in STEM Awardee: Melissa Hooper

Melissa Hooper, Permits and Monitoring Branch Chief in the NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regional Office, received a Technology Rising Star Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference.
Melissa Hooper, Permits and Monitoring Branch Chief in the NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regional Office, received a Technology Rising Star Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference. (Melissa Hooper/NOAA)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Newly improved Education at Home resource collection!

A collage of 12 NOAA scenes: a hurricane, a satellite, the inside of a Hurricane Hunters plane, a satellite image of the sun, a weather station, the inside of a ship, a weather balloon launch, students learning at a Science on a Sphere, a fishing vessel, a scuba diver surrounded by fish, an ocean exploration ship and ROV, and animals at a national marine sanctuary. The NOAA 50th anniversary logo is in the center.
NOAA is marking its 50th Anniversary on October 3! This graphic depicts photos that represent just some of our diverse mission areas, which range from the surface of the sun to the bottom of the ocean. Download the full image at noaa.gov/50-years. (NOAA)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Women of Color in STEM Awardee: Jennifer Dickens

Jennifer Dickens, Information Technology Project Manager in the Office of Chief Information Officer, Cyber Security Division, received a Technology Rising Star Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference.
Jennifer Dickens, Information Technology Project Manager in the Office of Chief Information Officer, Cyber Security Division, received a Technology Rising Star Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference. (Jennifer Dickens/NOAA)

Monday, November 30, 2020

NOAA Education Theory of Change

Theory of Change community illustration, which includes lush greenery, people playing and conversing outside, and community buildings and houses.
Theory of Change community illustration, which includes lush greenery, people playing and conversing outside, and community buildings and houses. (NOAA Office of Education)

Monday, November 30, 2020

Women of Color in STEM Awardee: Dr. Jeanette Davis

Dr. Jeanette Davis, Policy Advisor in the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations Office, received a Technology Rising Star Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference.
Dr. Jeanette Davis, Policy Advisor in the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations Office, received a Technology Rising Star Award at the 2020 Women of Color in STEM Virtual Conference. (Dr. Jeanette Davis/NOAA)