NOAA Education social media archives: October-December 2020

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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)