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. 

Featured News

A deflated foil balloon on a beach sitting on a bed of seaweeds A Mylar balloon on the shoreline of Santa Rosa Island off the coast of California. Credit: Courtesy of NOAA Marine Debris Program
A woman smiling at her brother as he drives a boat. Photo credit: Christine Hochkeppel, christinehochkeppel.com