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 young woman crouches on the step of a cement saltwater pool, holding a stick with a rubber target on its end. At her feet, two harbor seals await rewards as they respond to her whistle and touch the target with their noses. Aquarium staffer Sarah Shea training harbor seals Bubba (center) and Kitt (lower center) in the summer of 2022 at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Katie Dever