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Citizen Science in America’s DNA

LEADERSHIP: Citizen Science in America’s DNA

Citizen science is part of America’s DNA.  For centuries, citizens not trained in science have helped shaped our understanding of Earth. Thomas Jefferson turned Lewis and Clark into citizen scientists when he asked them to explore the landscape, wildlife and weather during their journeys of the West.They investigated plants, animals and geography, and came back with maps, sketches and journals.These new data were some of the first pieces of environmental intelligence defining our young nation. President Jefferson instilled citizen science in my own agency’s DNA by creating the Survey of the Coast, a NOAA legacy agency focused on charting  and protecting the entire coast of our Nation......(read more)


 

NOAA Education Completes Conference Participation for 2014

OUTREACH: NOAA Education Completes Conference Participation for 2014

NOAA Education completed it’s education outreach event participation in early December by ending the year with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) regional conference in Long Beach, CA. Nearly 6,000 people attended this science education event, the largest regional conference NSTA has ever held. The NOAA Education Office received staff assistance from several regional NOAA programs including the National Weather Service Offices in Oxnard and San Diego, CA. (read more)


NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program (EPP) cosponsored the 7th Biennial Education

STUDENT: Highlights from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Educational Partnership Program, 7th Biennial Education and Science Forum

From October 26-29th 2014, NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program (EPP) cosponsored the 7th Biennial Education and Science Forum with the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Nearly four hundred students, alumni and scientists participated in the Forum, the theme of which was “Developing a Premier Future STEM Workforce to Support Environmental Sustainability”. (read more)

 

Queens College's Into the Woods Project Hosts Science and Art Symposium

GRANTEE: Queens College's Into the Woods Project Hosts Science and Art Symposium


On May 9th, 630 elementary school students, representing 10 schools from four boroughs of New York City, gathered for a special event to celebrate their forays into natural areas around their schools. Queens College's GLOBE New York Metro Program hosted the Science and Art Symposium. It was the culminating event for a group of teachers and their classes participating in the Into the Woods (ITW) project funded through NOAA's Environmental Literacy Grants Program. This four-year project is now finishing its second year....(read more)