The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Datastreme program comprises pre-college teacher professional development in atmospheric, ocean and climate sciences. Through a longstanding partnership with NOAA, AMS offers semester-long courses to K-12 teachers using weather and the ocean as contexts for teaching science and improving understanding about the Earth system among K-12 students and their teachers.
The GLOBE Program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system.
NOAA supports GLOBE in close partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). GLOBE is a valuable partner in helping NOAA fulfill its commitment to “creating and supporting virtual and hands-on experiential opportunities in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate science disciplines that focus on user-collected data” as presented in the NOAA Education Strategic Plan.
The JASON Project and its project partners provide students, in formal and informal education settings, with deep connections that increase their scientific and environmental literacy and inspire and motivate them to make science part of their education and career plans. The JASON Project links students – inside the classroom and out – directly to renowned scientists engaged in cutting-edge exploration and discovery. JASON’s Immersion Learning program creates complementary academic enrichment programs for youth in after school, mentoring, and summer science camps.