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. Keep reading to find educational resources, professional development opportunities, and upcoming events. For additional opportunities, connect with your local NOAA Fisheries education and outreach specialist.


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>700 teachers have participated in Teacher at Sea

Teachers from across the nation work with our scientists on board our sea-faring research vessels and in our labs to gain first-hand science experience and develop new educational resources for students.

5.6 million people

The number of people who visited museums, aquariums, and other science centers hosting NOAA Fisheries-supported exhibits or programs.

46,000 PK-12 students

The number of PK-12 students participated in NOAA Fisheries-supported school education programs.

463 postsecondary degrees

The number of postsecondary degrees in NOAA-related disciplines awarded to students supported by NOAA in higher education programs.

>161,000 youth and adults

The number of youth and adults who have participated in NOAA Fisheries-supported public education programs.

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NOAA Teacher at Sea

The Teacher at Sea Program provides teachers hands-on, real-world research experience working at sea with world-renowned NOAA scientists, giving them unique insight into oceanic and atmospheric research crucial to the nation. Kindergarten through college-level teachers sail aboard NOAA research ships to work alongside scientists and crew. 

Learn more about Teacher at Sea 

NOAA Climate Stewards

The NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public actively engaged in climate stewardship. 

Learn more about Climate Stewards