The Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers (CELC) network is a consortium of 25 aquariums and marine science education centers located across North America. From youth summits to multi-institution projects, the CELC network works together to engage the public in protecting coastal and marine ecosystems. By coordinating CELC, NOAA’s Office of Education brings NOAA science, guidance, and resources to these institutions and the 20 million people they reach every year across North America.

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Many people stand over a wavepool in front of NOAA Headquarters, pretending like they are jumping or falling into the water
After a two-day collaborative workshop at NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, aquarium educators pretend to “take a dive” into NOAA’s wave pool! (Kayla do Couto, NOAA)