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OUTREACH:Office of Education Participates in Fall Conferences

Published December 2013

The fall conferences are upon us and among the conferences NOAA Education supports and participates in are the three National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) regional meetings around the country. Informal and formal educators are a primary audience/constituency of NOAA education and NSTA is the largest organization in the world, with a membership of 55,000 committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. The mission and goals of NSTA support the mission and goals of NOAA Education.

Einstein Fellow Britta Culbertson; Einstein Fellow emeritus Lindsay Knippenberg; meteorologist Jim Merrell, Morehead City WFO; Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tony Sturey, Greer WFO; Meteorologist in Charge Larry Gabric, Greer WFO.

Einstein Fellow Britta Culbertson and NOAA Teacher at Sea alumnus Marla Crouch.

Carolina Kid News reporter, Richard Parker, interviews National Weather Service meteorologist Neil Dixon from the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC Weather Forecast Office.

The first of these regional conferences was in Portland, OR (October 24-26). NOAA Education Einstein Fellow Britta Culbertson gave presentations on "Engage Your Students with NOAA's Coral Reef and Ocean Acidification Resources" and "Data: It's Not a Four-Letter Word". Following up in the next month was the conference in Charlotte, NC (November 7-9) where there were 7 presentations by several NOAA staff and Einstein Fellows.ranging from Estuaries, Engineering, Coral Reefs, Polar Science as well as 'NOAA in Your Backyard'. The last of the regional conferences takes place in Denver, CO (December 12-14). If you are attending this conference, please stop by the NOAA exhibit booth and say hello- speak with staff and see what resources we are distributing to the attendees.

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