NOAA education accomplishments

Advancing NOAA's mission through education

Each year, the NOAA Education community helps connect and inspire millions of people with NOAA's mission. The Education Council gathers information on the reach, progress, and impacts of these efforts and reports them through annual output measures and accomplishments reports.

Fiscal year 2022 common measures

NOAA’s common measures are collected from programs across NOAA and are one way we communicate the reach of our investments to the public, students, and educators. Partners such as academic institutions, educational organizations, and other federal, state, and local agencies extend our ability to reach our target audiences.

As institutions reopen their doors to the public , we are once again reporting the number of people who visited informal education institutions hosting NOAA-supported exhibits and programs after a two-year hiatus in response to COVID-19. We are also pleased to be piloting a new measure related to environmental actions. All programs did not submit data during the pilot year, but this number gives a sense of the scope of what our education community is doing collectively to engage participants in actions that impact the environment.

    increased educational capacity through NOAA-funded centers, exhibits, or programs.
    participated in environmental actions through NOAA Education programs.*
    participated in NOAA-supported professional development programs.
    1.6 million
    youth and adults
    participated in NOAA-supported informal education programs.
    38.6 million
    were made to NOAA Education websites that host valuable activities and information.
    49.1 million
    visited informal education institutions hosting NOAA-supported exhibits or programs.
    preK-12 students
    participated in NOAA-supported formal education programs.
    postsecondary students
    were trained through NOAA-funded higher education programs.
    postsecondary degrees
    were awarded to NOAA-supported students in higher education programs.

    *2022 was the pilot year for this metric. Some programs did not collect or submit data.