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Educator Opportunities

The Educator Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available to educators through NOAA. Using the tabs below, educators can find information on in-person workshops, online trainings, field experiences, and conferences and events where NOAA staff will be in attendance.

 

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  3. Online
  4. Field Experience
  5. Events/Conferences

Ocean Explorer: Onsite Professional Development Workshops at Alliance Partner Sites

Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: V2, How Do We Explore?
Full day Professional Development Workshops for Teachers.

Audience/Eligibility: Educators

Important Dates: Selected Saturdays throughout country during Spring 2015 (see website for list)

Contact Person: Melissa Ryan

Email: melissa.ryan@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/onsite_development.html

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) launches the Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 - Ironman Expedition, November 29 - December, 2014!

From November 29 - December 21, 2014, scientists on the R/V Revelle will explore two Seamounts in the region of Marinas Arc in the western Pacific Ocean: NW Eifuku and NW Rota, both part of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.
NW Eifuku is unique because, due to the high pressure at depth, it vents carbon dioxide (CO2) as a liquid, its CO2 output is the highest of any submarine hydrothermal site in the world, and beca

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Audience/Eligibility: Educators/General Public

Important Dates: November 29 - December, 2014

Contact Person: Susan Haynes

Email: susan.haynes@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/14fire/welcome.html

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

NAAEE is a leader in promoting excellence in environmental education. Their activities include an annual conference, publications on effective practices, professional development and networking services, and advocating for environmental education.

Audience/Eligibility: Anyone, membership is ~$80/year

Important Dates: The national conference occurs in the fall each year

Contact Person: Christiane Maertens

Email: cmaertens@naaee.net

Website: http://www.naaee.net/

NOAA Teacher at Sea

The Teacher at Sea (TAS) program provides a unique environment for learning and teaching by sending teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew.

Audience/Eligibility: Currently employed, full-time, K-college formal and informal educators of any subject. Candidates must provide evidence of good health by completing a medical form and pass a TB test within 12 months of sailing.

Important Dates: Applications are usually due in the fall

Contact Person: Jennifer Hammond

Email: jennifer.hammond@noaa.gov

Website: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)

NMEA brings together educators of both fresh and salt water in regional chapters and at an annual national conference. NMEA also publishes a quarterly magazine titled Current: The Journal of Marine Education.

Audience/Eligibility: Anyone, membership is ~$50/year

Important Dates: The national conference occurs every year in July

Contact Person: Justine Glynn

Email: nmea@marine-ed.org

Website: http://www.marine-ed.org/

National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB)

The NOSB, managed by The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.

Audience/Eligibility: Teams consist of a coach and 4-5 students in grades 9-12

Important Dates: Regional competitions occur in February and the regional winners travel to the finals in April each year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: NOSB@oceanleadership.org

Website: http://nosb.org/

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

NOAA offers a "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" award at ISEF and at the local and regional U.S. science fairs that feed into ISEF. The award recognizes outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences.

Audience/Eligibility: 9 – 12 grade students, must be a US Citizen to be eligible for the NOAA award at the ISEF competition

Important Dates: Local and regional fairs occur in the winter and the ISEF competition occurs in the spring each year

Contact Person: Maria Murray

Email: science.fairs@noaa.gov

Website: https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an academic competition for students in grades K-12. NOAA has teamed up with Science Olympiad to provide in-depth and up-to-date resources for several events on the NOAA Education website. NOAA employees also assist in supervising events at competitions and offering workshops for coaches.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 students, three separate divisions – elementary, middle, and high school

Important Dates: Teams prepare throughout the year with regional competitions occurring in the winter and the national competition occurring in the spring each year

Contact Person: Jenny Kopach

Email: jrkopach@soinc.org

Website: http://www.soinc.org/

USA Science and Engineering Festival

The USA Science and Engineering Festival consists of one large event in Washington, DC and several smaller events throughout the country. The festival has exhibitors, hands-on activities, performers, and speakers to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Audience/Eligibility: Free, Anyone can attend

Important Dates: The festival usually occurs in the spring with affiliate events occurring throughout the year

Contact Person: Lauren Raymond

Email: lauren@usasciencefestival.org

Website: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/

National Science Teachers Association Conferences

NOAA employees and grantees offer a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibition hall booths, resources, and giveaways at the regional and national conferences.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal science educators

Important Dates: Three NSTA regional conferences occur in the fall and one national conference occurs in the spring of each year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: conferences@nsta.org

Website: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

This fellowship provides a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators in the STEM fields to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program and/or education policy efforts.

Audience/Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, currently employed full-time in a public or private school, minimum of 5 years full-time classroom experience, at least 5 of the last 7 years in a STEM discipline

Important Dates: Applications are due in the fall (November/December)

Contact Person: Anthonette Pena

Email: apena@trianglecoalition.org

Website: http://www.trianglecoalition.org/einstein-fellows

Rivers to Reefs

A free six-day workshop that begins in Atlanta at the Georgia Aquarium and participants follow the course of the Altamaha Watershed from its headwaters near the Georgia Aquarium to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary with numerous field experiences along the way.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators

Important Dates: Applications are available in the spring and the workshop is offered in the summer

Contact Person: Cathy Sakas

Email: cathy.sakas@noaa.gov

Website: http://graysreef.noaa.gov/education/workshops/welcome.html

Down Under, Out Yonder

A five-day workshop at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary near Galveston, TX. The first two days of the workshop are spent in the classroom learning about reef fish and the last three days are spent putting your fish knowledge to the test by SCUBA diving and doing fish surveys.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal or informal educators, must be SCUBA certified to participate in the field experience (non-divers have the option of just doing the 2-day Galveston classroom portion of the workshop)

Important Dates: Registration materials are available in January or February and the workshop is offered in June or July each year

Contact Person: Kelly Drinnen

Email: Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov

Website: http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/education/workshops.html

The College of Exploration

The College of Exploration is a global learning network with an emphasis on web-based courses and workshops for educators, teachers and students of all ages. Programs are offered throughout the year and topics include Earth Systems, Oceans, Climate, and Technology.

Audience/Eligibility: K-College, Teachers and Students

Important Dates: Programs are offered throughout the year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: info@coexploration.org

Website: http://www.coexploration.org/index.html

MetEd

MetEd is a free collection of hundreds of training modules intended for the geoscience community. The online modules cover a variety of topics and range from 30 minute lessons to entire university courses.

Audience/Eligibility: Secondary and College educators and educators looking to expand their knowledge of meteorology

Important Dates:

Contact Person: General Information

Email: info@comet.ucar.edu

Website: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/index.php

NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP)

Educators that are accepted into the Climate Stewards Education Project receive an array of professional development opportunities on essential climate concepts through an active online learning community and regional events. Upon completion, educators are eligible for mini-grants, travel stipends, and contests.

Audience/Eligibility: K – College, formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Applications are available yearly in the fall

Contact Person: Bruce Moravchik

Email: bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/climate-stewards/welcome.html#01

DataStreme Atmosphere

A 13-week distance-learning course on the atmospheric portion of the Earth system and its interaction with people using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience/Eligibility: The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but is open to all K-12 teachers who live in an area served by a LIT-Local Implementation Team (see website).

Important Dates: Applications are continuously accepted and the course is offered twice a year in the spring and fall

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/DSindex.html

DataStreme Ocean

A 13-week distance-learning course on the fluid Earth system emphasizing the atmospheric, ocean, and hydrologic sciences using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience/Eligibility: The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but is open to all K-12 teachers who live in an area served by a LIT-Local Implementation Team (see website).

Important Dates: Applications are continuously accepted and the course is offered twice a year in the spring and fall

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/DS-Ocean/index.html

DataStreme Earth’s Climate System

A 13-week distance-learning course that investigates the mass and energy flows associated with the global climate system and the related issues using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience/Eligibility: The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but is open to all K-12 teachers who live in an area served by a LIT-Local Implementation Team (see website).

Important Dates: Applications are continuously accepted and the course is offered twice a year in the spring and fall

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/ECS/index.html

Ocean Explorer Onsite Workshops

These one-day long workshops focus on the Ocean Explorer Web site and train teachers in the use of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, V1: Why Do We Explore?, and V2: How Do We Explore? curriculum.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: The workshops are offered at different sites throughout the year. Please see the website for individual workshop dates, times, and contact information.

Contact Person: Paula Keener

Email: paula.keener-chavis@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/onsite_development.html

Ocean Exploration Webinars

Virtual meetings that introduce the science behind upcoming expeditions and the associated Education Expedition Module, lesson plans, and classroom resources.

Audience/Eligibility: All informal and formal educators

Important Dates: Offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Paula Keener

Email: paula.keener-chavis@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/webinars/welcome.html

The GLOBE Program

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. To receive training on implementing GLOBE protocols in your classroom, GLOBE offers in-person workshops or online E-Teacher certification.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Trainings are offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Gary Randolph

Email: randolph@globe.gov

Website: http://www.globe.gov/teaching-and-learning/professional-development-resources/overview

National Marine Sanctuaries Workshop Listing

A listing of workshops and professional development opportunities available to educators through our National Marine Sanctuaries.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Opportunities offered throughout the year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: sanctuaries@noaa.gov

Website: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/professional.html

MARE – Marine Activities, Resources, and Education

MARE offers a range of professional development for K-12 districts, schools, and teachers including workshops on inquiry-based science and ocean immersion experiences. Most workshops are offered at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Opportunities offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Emily Weiss

Email: weisse@berkeley.edu

Website: http://mare.lawrencehallofscience.org/professional-development

Sea Grant Education Network

There are 32 Sea Grant programs located throughout the nation that offer programs for educators and students. Use the network site to locate your nearest sea grant program and visit their individual education websites to find opportunities near you.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators

Important Dates: Opportunities offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Adam Frederick

Email: frederic@mdsg.umd.edu

Website: http://www.seagranted.net/index.php

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Educator Workshops

A variety of workshops offered throughout the school year and during the summer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. Most workshops include free tuition, meals, and housing.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators, preferential registration to educators in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida

Important Dates: Applications for most summer programs are available in January

Contact Person: Sara Johnson

Email: sejohnson@disl.org

Website: http://dhp.disl.org/teachertraining.htm

Maury Project

This two-week workshop at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD is designed to introduce educators to the physical foundations of oceanographic topics and prepare them to conduct training sessions for teachers in their home areas.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 master teachers and supervisors of science who teach or supervise the teaching of units with significant oceanography content

Important Dates: Applications are usually due in mid-March and the workshop is held in July

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/maury/summer.html

Project ATMOSPHERE

An intensive two-week workshop at the U.S. National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri on topics dealing with the sensing, analyzing, and forecasting of weather. The workshop is free to participants and includes lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 master teachers and supervisors of science who teach or supervise the teaching of significant weather units.

Important Dates: Applications are usually due in mid-March and the workshop is held in July

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/Proj_ATM/projatm.html

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE)

Multi-day research and field-based teacher training to improve understanding of the estuary environment and promote student stewardship of estuaries and watersheds.

Audience/Eligibility: Middle and high school educators, some workshops are targeted towards regional educators

Important Dates: Most workshops are offered in the summer months

Contact Person: Lori Davis

Email: lori.c.davis@ncdenr.gov

Website: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/Teachers/Default.aspx?ID=170

National Estuarine Research Reserve System Teacher Trainings

A variety of different site-based teacher workshops at National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) locations throughout the country.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators, some workshops are targeted towards regional or specific grade level educators

Important Dates: most workshops are offered in the spring and summer months

Contact Person: Atziri Ibanez

Email: atziri.ibanez@noaa.gov

Website: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/Teachers/Default.aspx?ID=170

Marine Education Internship

This is a year long internships funded by GA Sea Grant and located at the UGA Aquarium, Savannah ,GA see below for details http://marex.uga.edu/internships/

Audience/Eligibility: Recent graduates (BS) with a background in marine science

Important Dates: Application arrival deadline April 4th, 2014

Contact Person: Mare Timmons

Email: mare@uga.edu

Website: http://www.marex.uga.edu/internships

Center for Great Lakes Literacy

The CGLL is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed. The Center fosters informed and responsible decisions that advance basin-wide stewardship by providing hands-on experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities that promote Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists and citizens.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators, scientists and citizens throughout the Great Lakes watershed

Important Dates: Events are offered across the Great Lakes watershed throughout the year. Please see the website for individual event dates, times and contact information. Events are offered across the Great Lakes watershed throughout the year. Please see the website for individual event dates, times and contact information. Events are offered across the Great Lakes watershed throughout the year. Please see the website for individual event dates, times and contact information. Events are offered across the Great Lakes basin throughout the year. Please see the website for individual dates, times and contact information.

Contact Person: Kristin TePas

Email: tepas.kristin@epa.gov

Website: http://www.cgll.org

There are 32 opportunities available.

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Ocean Explorer: Onsite Professional Development Workshops at Alliance Partner Sites

Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: V2, How Do We Explore?
Full day Professional Development Workshops for Teachers.

Audience/Eligibility: Educators

Important Dates: Selected Saturdays throughout country during Spring 2015 (see website for list)

Contact Person: Melissa Ryan

Email: melissa.ryan@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/onsite_development.html

Ocean Explorer Onsite Workshops

These one-day long workshops focus on the Ocean Explorer Web site and train teachers in the use of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, V1: Why Do We Explore?, and V2: How Do We Explore? curriculum.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: The workshops are offered at different sites throughout the year. Please see the website for individual workshop dates, times, and contact information.

Contact Person: Paula Keener

Email: paula.keener-chavis@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/onsite_development.html

The GLOBE Program

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. To receive training on implementing GLOBE protocols in your classroom, GLOBE offers in-person workshops or online E-Teacher certification.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Trainings are offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Gary Randolph

Email: randolph@globe.gov

Website: http://www.globe.gov/teaching-and-learning/professional-development-resources/overview

National Marine Sanctuaries Workshop Listing

A listing of workshops and professional development opportunities available to educators through our National Marine Sanctuaries.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Opportunities offered throughout the year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: sanctuaries@noaa.gov

Website: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/professional.html

MARE – Marine Activities, Resources, and Education

MARE offers a range of professional development for K-12 districts, schools, and teachers including workshops on inquiry-based science and ocean immersion experiences. Most workshops are offered at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Opportunities offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Emily Weiss

Email: weisse@berkeley.edu

Website: http://mare.lawrencehallofscience.org/professional-development

Sea Grant Education Network

There are 32 Sea Grant programs located throughout the nation that offer programs for educators and students. Use the network site to locate your nearest sea grant program and visit their individual education websites to find opportunities near you.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators

Important Dates: Opportunities offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Adam Frederick

Email: frederic@mdsg.umd.edu

Website: http://www.seagranted.net/index.php

Project ATMOSPHERE

An intensive two-week workshop at the U.S. National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri on topics dealing with the sensing, analyzing, and forecasting of weather. The workshop is free to participants and includes lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 master teachers and supervisors of science who teach or supervise the teaching of significant weather units.

Important Dates: Applications are usually due in mid-March and the workshop is held in July

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/Proj_ATM/projatm.html

National Estuarine Research Reserve System Teacher Trainings

A variety of different site-based teacher workshops at National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) locations throughout the country.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators, some workshops are targeted towards regional or specific grade level educators

Important Dates: most workshops are offered in the spring and summer months

Contact Person: Atziri Ibanez

Email: atziri.ibanez@noaa.gov

Website: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/Teachers/Default.aspx?ID=170

Marine Education Internship

This is a year long internships funded by GA Sea Grant and located at the UGA Aquarium, Savannah ,GA see below for details http://marex.uga.edu/internships/

Audience/Eligibility: Recent graduates (BS) with a background in marine science

Important Dates: Application arrival deadline April 4th, 2014

Contact Person: Mare Timmons

Email: mare@uga.edu

Website: http://www.marex.uga.edu/internships

Center for Great Lakes Literacy

The CGLL is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed. The Center fosters informed and responsible decisions that advance basin-wide stewardship by providing hands-on experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities that promote Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists and citizens.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal educators, scientists and citizens throughout the Great Lakes watershed

Important Dates: Events are offered across the Great Lakes watershed throughout the year. Please see the website for individual event dates, times and contact information. Events are offered across the Great Lakes watershed throughout the year. Please see the website for individual event dates, times and contact information. Events are offered across the Great Lakes watershed throughout the year. Please see the website for individual event dates, times and contact information. Events are offered across the Great Lakes basin throughout the year. Please see the website for individual dates, times and contact information.

Contact Person: Kristin TePas

Email: tepas.kristin@epa.gov

Website: http://www.cgll.org

There are 10 opportunities available.

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) launches the Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 - Ironman Expedition, November 29 - December, 2014!

From November 29 - December 21, 2014, scientists on the R/V Revelle will explore two Seamounts in the region of Marinas Arc in the western Pacific Ocean: NW Eifuku and NW Rota, both part of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.
NW Eifuku is unique because, due to the high pressure at depth, it vents carbon dioxide (CO2) as a liquid, its CO2 output is the highest of any submarine hydrothermal site in the world, and beca

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Audience/Eligibility: Educators/General Public

Important Dates: November 29 - December, 2014

Contact Person: Susan Haynes

Email: susan.haynes@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/14fire/welcome.html

The College of Exploration

The College of Exploration is a global learning network with an emphasis on web-based courses and workshops for educators, teachers and students of all ages. Programs are offered throughout the year and topics include Earth Systems, Oceans, Climate, and Technology.

Audience/Eligibility: K-College, Teachers and Students

Important Dates: Programs are offered throughout the year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: info@coexploration.org

Website: http://www.coexploration.org/index.html

MetEd

MetEd is a free collection of hundreds of training modules intended for the geoscience community. The online modules cover a variety of topics and range from 30 minute lessons to entire university courses.

Audience/Eligibility: Secondary and College educators and educators looking to expand their knowledge of meteorology

Important Dates:

Contact Person: General Information

Email: info@comet.ucar.edu

Website: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/index.php

NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP)

Educators that are accepted into the Climate Stewards Education Project receive an array of professional development opportunities on essential climate concepts through an active online learning community and regional events. Upon completion, educators are eligible for mini-grants, travel stipends, and contests.

Audience/Eligibility: K – College, formal and informal educators

Important Dates: Applications are available yearly in the fall

Contact Person: Bruce Moravchik

Email: bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/climate-stewards/welcome.html#01

DataStreme Atmosphere

A 13-week distance-learning course on the atmospheric portion of the Earth system and its interaction with people using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience/Eligibility: The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but is open to all K-12 teachers who live in an area served by a LIT-Local Implementation Team (see website).

Important Dates: Applications are continuously accepted and the course is offered twice a year in the spring and fall

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/DSindex.html

DataStreme Ocean

A 13-week distance-learning course on the fluid Earth system emphasizing the atmospheric, ocean, and hydrologic sciences using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience/Eligibility: The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but is open to all K-12 teachers who live in an area served by a LIT-Local Implementation Team (see website).

Important Dates: Applications are continuously accepted and the course is offered twice a year in the spring and fall

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/DS-Ocean/index.html

DataStreme Earth’s Climate System

A 13-week distance-learning course that investigates the mass and energy flows associated with the global climate system and the related issues using real-time data, text reading, activities, and online investigations. Course materials are free to selected participants and 3 graduate credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Audience/Eligibility: The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but is open to all K-12 teachers who live in an area served by a LIT-Local Implementation Team (see website).

Important Dates: Applications are continuously accepted and the course is offered twice a year in the spring and fall

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/ECS/index.html

Ocean Exploration Webinars

Virtual meetings that introduce the science behind upcoming expeditions and the associated Education Expedition Module, lesson plans, and classroom resources.

Audience/Eligibility: All informal and formal educators

Important Dates: Offered throughout the year

Contact Person: Paula Keener

Email: paula.keener-chavis@noaa.gov

Website: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/webinars/welcome.html

There are 8 opportunities available.

NOAA Teacher at Sea

The Teacher at Sea (TAS) program provides a unique environment for learning and teaching by sending teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew.

Audience/Eligibility: Currently employed, full-time, K-college formal and informal educators of any subject. Candidates must provide evidence of good health by completing a medical form and pass a TB test within 12 months of sailing.

Important Dates: Applications are usually due in the fall

Contact Person: Jennifer Hammond

Email: jennifer.hammond@noaa.gov

Website: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

This fellowship provides a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators in the STEM fields to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program and/or education policy efforts.

Audience/Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, currently employed full-time in a public or private school, minimum of 5 years full-time classroom experience, at least 5 of the last 7 years in a STEM discipline

Important Dates: Applications are due in the fall (November/December)

Contact Person: Anthonette Pena

Email: apena@trianglecoalition.org

Website: http://www.trianglecoalition.org/einstein-fellows

Rivers to Reefs

A free six-day workshop that begins in Atlanta at the Georgia Aquarium and participants follow the course of the Altamaha Watershed from its headwaters near the Georgia Aquarium to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary with numerous field experiences along the way.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators

Important Dates: Applications are available in the spring and the workshop is offered in the summer

Contact Person: Cathy Sakas

Email: cathy.sakas@noaa.gov

Website: http://graysreef.noaa.gov/education/workshops/welcome.html

Down Under, Out Yonder

A five-day workshop at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary near Galveston, TX. The first two days of the workshop are spent in the classroom learning about reef fish and the last three days are spent putting your fish knowledge to the test by SCUBA diving and doing fish surveys.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal or informal educators, must be SCUBA certified to participate in the field experience (non-divers have the option of just doing the 2-day Galveston classroom portion of the workshop)

Important Dates: Registration materials are available in January or February and the workshop is offered in June or July each year

Contact Person: Kelly Drinnen

Email: Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov

Website: http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/education/workshops.html

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Educator Workshops

A variety of workshops offered throughout the school year and during the summer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. Most workshops include free tuition, meals, and housing.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 educators, preferential registration to educators in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida

Important Dates: Applications for most summer programs are available in January

Contact Person: Sara Johnson

Email: sejohnson@disl.org

Website: http://dhp.disl.org/teachertraining.htm

Maury Project

This two-week workshop at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD is designed to introduce educators to the physical foundations of oceanographic topics and prepare them to conduct training sessions for teachers in their home areas.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 master teachers and supervisors of science who teach or supervise the teaching of units with significant oceanography content

Important Dates: Applications are usually due in mid-March and the workshop is held in July

Contact Person: Dr. James Brey

Email: amsedu@ametsoc.org

Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/maury/summer.html

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE)

Multi-day research and field-based teacher training to improve understanding of the estuary environment and promote student stewardship of estuaries and watersheds.

Audience/Eligibility: Middle and high school educators, some workshops are targeted towards regional educators

Important Dates: Most workshops are offered in the summer months

Contact Person: Lori Davis

Email: lori.c.davis@ncdenr.gov

Website: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/Teachers/Default.aspx?ID=170

There are 7 opportunities available.

 

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

NAAEE is a leader in promoting excellence in environmental education. Their activities include an annual conference, publications on effective practices, professional development and networking services, and advocating for environmental education.

Audience/Eligibility: Anyone, membership is ~$80/year

Important Dates: The national conference occurs in the fall each year

Contact Person: Christiane Maertens

Email: cmaertens@naaee.net

Website: http://www.naaee.net/

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)

NMEA brings together educators of both fresh and salt water in regional chapters and at an annual national conference. NMEA also publishes a quarterly magazine titled Current: The Journal of Marine Education.

Audience/Eligibility: Anyone, membership is ~$50/year

Important Dates: The national conference occurs every year in July

Contact Person: Justine Glynn

Email: nmea@marine-ed.org

Website: http://www.marine-ed.org/

National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB)

The NOSB, managed by The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.

Audience/Eligibility: Teams consist of a coach and 4-5 students in grades 9-12

Important Dates: Regional competitions occur in February and the regional winners travel to the finals in April each year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: NOSB@oceanleadership.org

Website: http://nosb.org/

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

NOAA offers a "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" award at ISEF and at the local and regional U.S. science fairs that feed into ISEF. The award recognizes outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences.

Audience/Eligibility: 9 – 12 grade students, must be a US Citizen to be eligible for the NOAA award at the ISEF competition

Important Dates: Local and regional fairs occur in the winter and the ISEF competition occurs in the spring each year

Contact Person: Maria Murray

Email: science.fairs@noaa.gov

Website: https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an academic competition for students in grades K-12. NOAA has teamed up with Science Olympiad to provide in-depth and up-to-date resources for several events on the NOAA Education website. NOAA employees also assist in supervising events at competitions and offering workshops for coaches.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 students, three separate divisions – elementary, middle, and high school

Important Dates: Teams prepare throughout the year with regional competitions occurring in the winter and the national competition occurring in the spring each year

Contact Person: Jenny Kopach

Email: jrkopach@soinc.org

Website: http://www.soinc.org/

USA Science and Engineering Festival

The USA Science and Engineering Festival consists of one large event in Washington, DC and several smaller events throughout the country. The festival has exhibitors, hands-on activities, performers, and speakers to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Audience/Eligibility: Free, Anyone can attend

Important Dates: The festival usually occurs in the spring with affiliate events occurring throughout the year

Contact Person: Lauren Raymond

Email: lauren@usasciencefestival.org

Website: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/

National Science Teachers Association Conferences

NOAA employees and grantees offer a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibition hall booths, resources, and giveaways at the regional and national conferences.

Audience/Eligibility: K-12 formal and informal science educators

Important Dates: Three NSTA regional conferences occur in the fall and one national conference occurs in the spring of each year

Contact Person: General Information

Email: conferences@nsta.org

Website: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/

There are 7 opportunities available.