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NOAA Education Council


Education Council

The NOAA Education Council consists of 15 senior staff members of NOAA's Line, Program, and Staff Offices. Their primary responsibility is to serve as a forum in NOAA for (i) agency-wide coordination on education; (ii) the discussion of best practices, ideas, and proposals for education and outreach activities and priorities; and (iii) to make recommendations to NOAA leadership on all aspects of NOAA's educational activities...Read More.



SOS Network



The SOS Users Collaborative Network is supported by NOAA's Office of Education (OEd) and the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). NOAA supports the Network to aid in informing investment and development decisions related to the SOS system and to provide a mechanism for member institutions to work together to maximize the effectiveness of SOS as an Earth system science education platform. OEd provides funding to support the use of spherical dsiplay systems to promote environmental literacy...Visit the SOS Network.


Interagency Committees


Interagency Photo

NOAA’s education programs leverage the public investment in the agency’s scientific enterprise, providing the education community with access to world-class scientists, research and data. NOAA coordinates with other mission science agencies making similar investments through interagency committees and working groups...Learn More.


Designing Education Projects (DEP)

Desgingin Education Projects

The DEP training consists of an online course and an in-person workshop. Together the online and in-person components of the DEP training are designed to help NOAA education and outreach personnel develop and evaluate education projects. The training provides participants with an overview of the project development process and an opportunity to develop and practice skills designing projects, developing an evaluation plan, and using evaluation tools for environmental education and outreach projects.

DEP Course Manual (Educators' Version - Second Edition)