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

Photos of three people appear side by side - a woman holding a bright red-orange fish, a man with glasses, and a man on a boat. The header of the photo reads "Citizen Science Spotlight." Photos courtesy of Marcy Dorflinger (left), Steve Leong (center), and Mark Sampson (right).
A person in waders in the water checking crab traps. Veteran intern Antonio Jones at an oyster farm in Drayton Harbor, Washington, checking traps for European Invasive Green Crab. Credit: Northwest Straits Commission
Four young students kneel by a storm drain. They are working on painting the drain with information about the Chesapeake Bay. Hambright Elementary students paint a storm drain as part of their MWEE environmental action project. Photo: Elizabeth Fulton.
Tori McConnell in traditional dress smiling for the camera Tori McConnell in traditional dress at the tribal Gathering of Nations, where she was crowned Miss Indian World in spring 2023. She is the first member of the Yurok Tribe of Northern California to hold the title. Credit: Emergence Productions