Outreach and communication

Outreach and education

The NOAA Outreach Center works to promote and support the overall NOAA mission and vision of science, service, and stewardship. We provide educational and outreach materials and field questions related to NOAA science, data, and policy. Many of our resources are only available online. Most of our educational resources are not copyrighted, so you may duplicate and even modify to fit your needs.

Contact us

Email (preferred): education@noaa.gov
Phone (slower response): 301-713-1208
Mail: NOAA Education 
1305 East West Highway
SSMC4, 1st Floor, Room 1W514
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Find NOAA Education staff and resources in person at conferences throughout the year. NOAA Education typically has exhibit booths at:

A painted lady butterfly rests on a flyer on a table full of educational materials at a conference.
A painted lady butterfly rests on a NOAA Teacher at Sea flyer featuring a great white shark at the NOAA booth at NSTA in Seattle in December 2019. (NOAA Education)

NOAA Education online: Find free educational resources and opportunities

NOAA has dozens of offices that provide educational resources. The Office of Education outreach and communication team manages the NOAA Education website, a repository for all things education across our agency.

Resource collections

Education resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and partner websites. Our collections help educators access these resources from one location. Materials are organized by themes aligned with common teaching topics.


Find opportunities for students, educators, and partner institutions.


Communication and social media

In addition to sharing updates about the Office of Education, the NOAA Education communication team works with the NOAA Education Council to promote news and stories that feature education across our agency. Read our featured news and stories and check out our NOAA Education Annual Accomplishments Reports.

Connect with us on social media



NOAA Ambassadors Program

NOAA employees, contractors, and affiliates who want to learn more about the NOAA Ambassadors Program can visit the internal Google site offsite link. You must be logged into your @noaa.gov email address to view this website.