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. 

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Anne standing in the bed of a pickup truck loaded with drifting buoys for the ACCESS team. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Anne Simonis. Anne standing in the bed of a pickup truck loaded with drifting buoys for the ACCESS team. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Anne Simonis
Four students and a teacher wade into a creed with a large fish net Students explore their local waterway in a meaningful watershed educational experience supported by Chesapeake B-WET.
Mike Tosatto wearing a military uniform from the 1980s. Mike in his parade dress uniform in 1980 during his first year as a cadet. Credit: Michael Tosatto.