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

Six students balance on rocks in a creek Students explore their local creek as part of a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Photo by Rocío Lozano-Knowlton.
Two students wearing gloves lean over a desk, where they are counting and recording information about baby oysters. Hampton City Schools (Virginia) students track information about oysters they are growing in a project supported by Chesapeake B-WET.