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Formal & Informal Education Programs


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AMS DataStreme


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.


Students from the GLOBE Program

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program (GLOBE)


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.


National Ocean Science Bowl

National Ocean Science Bowl


The NOSB, managed by The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. The NOSB was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and since its inception, the competition has grown to include 25 regional competition locations with 300 schools and over 2,000 students participating annually.