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NSTA conferences

OUTREACH:The fall is a busy time for those of us in NOAA Education!

Staff from NOAA Education participated in a number of science teacher conferences in the fall of 2015. These conferences included the regional National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) conferences in Reno, NV; Philadelphia, PA; Kansas City, MO;  as well as the state science teacher conferences for Virginia in Chantilly, VA and Texas in Ft. Worth, TX.  With a total attendance of nearly 15,000 educators NOAA education staff fully engaged with more than 2,500 and distributed materials to many more eager to receive them... (read more)


2015 Harmful Algal Cyst Sampling Cruise: An EPP/MSI Student Blog

STUDENTS:Notes from the 2015 Harmful Algal Cyst Sampling Cruise: An EPP/MSI Student Blog

By Eric Gulledge, Ph.D. candidate at Jackson State University, I am a NOAA-Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) Fellow supported by the Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI). I’m currently pursuing an Environmental Science Ph.D. at Jackson State University .. (read more)



GRANTEE: National Ocean Sciences Bowl® Students Brief Leaders in Washington, DC

In June 2015, the National Champions of the 18th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB), Boise High School from Boise, Idaho, were invited to participate in Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW), organized by the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation. During the first-ever youth panel at CHOW, “The Wave of the Future: What Do the Youth of America Think?” Boise team captain, Nate Marshall, discussed how being part of NOSB has raised their awareness of ocean... (read more)


2015 2035 Education Strategic Plan

LEADERSHIP: NOAA Education Publishes Updated Strategic Plan

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 – 2035 NOAA Education Strategic Plan: Advancing NOAA’s Mission through Education. In a truly collaborative fashion, NOAA educators, staff, and leadership combined efforts with the broader education and resource management community, nongovernmental organizations, teachers,and interested citizens to produce this document. We are grateful for the input we received and we look forward to working with you to implement this blueprint for NOAA’s future work in education...(read more)


Citizen Science at the White House

CITIZEN SCIENCE:White House Highlights Open Science and Innovation

On September 30, 2015 NOAA participated in a White House forum on citizen science and crowdsourcing entitled “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People.” Hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Domestic Policy Council (DPC), the forum was designed to raise awareness of the benefits of citizen science and to encourage the growth of such programs across Federal agencies... (read more)