Outreach & Education

Outreach & Education

NOAA envisions healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies that are resilient in the face of change. To support this vision, our outreach and education programs aim to:

  • Educate and inspire the nation to use science toward improving our understanding of ocean life.
  • Conserve and protect our ocean resources.
  • Encourage stewardship to care for our oceans and coasts.
  • Prepare a future workforce to continue our mission.

We strive to support educational opportunities for all sectors of the public—from preschoolers to postgraduates and educators to fishermen. Explore our website to find educational resources, professional development opportunities, and upcoming events. 

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Profile picture of Jarad Makaiau. Jarad Makaiau has dedicated his career to resource management and conservation. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Person on a boat wearing a Return Em Right tee shirt Return 'Em Right provides support and resources to anglers committed to using best release practices and helping reef fish survive release. Credit: Return 'Em Right.
Students pick up trash in Alaska Students from Montessori Borealis Community School in Juneau, Alaska pick up trash on Douglas Island.