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NOAA education outreach

Building awareness, developing relationships, and inspiring the public to pursue further learning opportunities.
Summer campers investigate marine life with the help of NOAA staff.
Summer campers investigate marine life with the help of NOAA staff. (J Schull/NOAA)

Education outreach includes:

  • A web presence for education outreach, at NOAA.gov/education.
  • The Education Outreach Center — the central repository of educational materials, activities, and supplements for educators.
  • STEM education conferences with presentations by NOAA staff and exhibit space for resource sharing. 
  • Community events that focus on hands-on education activities for families.
  • Student or community-based contests and awards with NOAA staff support at the local, regional, and national level, including Science Olympiad, the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, and the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Outreach Center

We provide educational materials developed by NOAA offices to employees, formal and informal educators, students, researchers, and grant partners in support of agency conferences, classroom visits, and community outreach events.

An assortment of educational resources you may find at the NOAA Outreach Center.
An assortment of educational resources you may find at the NOAA Outreach Center. (June Teisan/NOAA)

Many of our resources are available only on the web, keeping us greener and saving on printing costs. Most of our educational materials are not copyrighted so you may duplicate and even modify to fit your needs.

Because availability of printed material changes quickly, we have no catalog. Contact us to discuss how we may help you. Let us know the topic for your event, the age or grade level you are working with, class size (or how many people you might expect to attend your event), and the date of your event. Materials are sent via U.S. Postal Service unless you wish to expedite by providing your FedEx or UPS account number.

For inquiries on available services and materials please contact us at:

Email: education@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-1208
Mail: NOAA Education Outreach Center
1305 East West Highway
SSMC4, Room 1W514
Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

Educators at the National Science Teachers Association conference appreciate the resources from NOAA's Education Outreach Center.
Educators at the National Science Teaching Association conference appreciate the resources from NOAA's Education Outreach Center. (June Teisan/NOAA)

 

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