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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)


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

OUTREACH:On Thursday, April 23, 2015 the annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”

The annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" was celebrated and NOAA offices around the country participated in this annual event. In the Washington, DC metropolitan area, more than 600 children registered and participated in the event at NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, College Park, MD; Suitland, MD; and Germantown, MD.... (read more)


201503 FAMU Summer Camp at Gulf Specimen Lab

STUDENTS:Hollings Alumni Spotlight 'NOAA Corps Officers'

Several Hollings Undergraduate Scholars have progressed into exciting careers with the NOAA Corps after completing their degrees. These Hollings alumni have built a strong foundation of scientific and leadership skills while advancing mission critical research and traveling the world’s oceans. NOAA Corps Officers are trained in ocean sciences, meteorology, engineering, as well as other NOAA-related fields, and play a critical role in NOAA’s scientific and environmental missions... (read more)