Four students reach their hands into a touch tank of marine intertidal organisms.
About the Office of Education

The Office of Education works to advance education both within NOAA and with the public we serve. We provide scholarships and collaborate with universities to prepare the brightest minds from diverse backgrounds in NOAA-related fields. We offer competitive grants and establish partnerships to integrate NOAA science into schools and organizations. Lastly, we help coordinate educational activities across NOAA and with external partners to ensure that these efforts are effective and continually improved.


partner institutions work with NOAA through the José E. Serrano Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions to train students and align research priorities in NOAA sciences.


institutions were funded by NOAA B-WET to bring experiential environmental learning to K-12 audiences in fiscal year 2021.


postsecondary students were trained through NOAA Office of Education higher education programs in fiscal year 2021.


students participated in inquiry-based activities both in the classroom and outdoors through NOAA B-WET in fiscal year 2021.

$110 million

has been awarded to 874 B-WET projects since 2002.


different majors have been studied by Hollings scholars and alumni since 2001.


students have been supported by José E. Serrano Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions programs since 2001.


of the doctoral degrees earned by African Americans in atmospheric science from 2003 to 2019 have been awarded by Cooperative Science Center Institutions


K-12 students participated in formal education programs supported by the Environmental Literacy Program in fiscal year 2021.


members are part of the Science On a Sphere Users Collaborative Network.


graduate students have completed NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunities.


educators received professional development to help incorporate Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences into their classrooms in fiscal year 2021.


institutions received support from the Environmental Literacy Program to provide NOAA-related information, exhibits, and programs in fiscal year 2021.


institutions host NOAA Science On a Sphere exhibits worldwide.