The 2015-2035 NOAA Education Strategic Plan states the agency will strive to educate and inspire the Nation to use science toward improving ocean and coastal stewardship, increasing safety and resilience to environmental hazards, and preparing a future workforce to support NOAA’s mission. NOAA's education activities focus on connecting the Nation with NOAA-related sciences, places, products, and services. Partners such as academic institutions, educational organizations, and other federal, state, and local agencies extend our ability to reach our target audiences. NOAA’s common measures are collected from programs across NOAA and is one way we communicate the reach of our investments to the public, students, and educators.
Over 61 million people visited informal education institutions hosting NOAA supported exhibits or programs that enhance stewardship and promote decision making.
Nearly 530 institutions increased educational capacity through NOAA-funded interpretive/educational centers, exhibits or programs.
Over 2.6 million youth and adults participated in NOAA supported informal education programs that enhance stewardship and promote informed decision making.
Over 360,000 preK-12 students participated in NOAA supported formal education programs that enhance understanding and use of NOAA science and other resources.
Over 25,000 educators participated in NOAA supported professional development programs that enhance understanding and use of NOAA science and other resources.
Over 31 million people visited NOAA Education websites that support a broad spectrum of educational activities and provide critical information to the Nation.
Over 4,000 postsecondary students trained in NOAA-mission related sciences through NOAA-funded higher education programs that prepare students for career paths at NOAA and related organizations
Nearly 570 postsecondary degrees in NOAA-related disciplines awarded to students who were supported by NOAA in higher education programs.
The following reports appear in the NOAA Blue Book - Budget Summary