Integrating NOAA Science into Classrooms

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.

Under the NOAA 21stCCLC pilot program, NOAA partners worked with local 21stCCLC sites to bring STEM resources and activities into afterschool programming, with the intention of establishing enduring partnerships. In addition to the resources shared on the Projects page, here are some resources for 21stCCLC sites to learn more about NOAA science, connect to NOAA entities near them, and find NOAA activities for use in their local watershed and classroom.

NOAA Education Portal

The NOAA education community includes programs, offices, partners, and passionate individuals that represent all of NOAA's mission areas. We are located across the country and around the world. We work to bring you educational resources and opportunities that support NOAA's mission of science, service, and stewardship.

NOAA Social Media

Connect with NOAA Education on social media. 

NOAA In Your Backyard

Get connected to NOAA guest speakers, field trips, and professional development in your area.

NOAA in Your State

View a summary of NOAA facilities, staff, programs, or activities based in, or focused on, your state or territory. Each state or territory is available as an MS Word document and/or a PDF.

Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Grants

Please visit for more information about specific Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) regions and funding opportunities.


Other NOAA Resources and Activities

Discover Your Changing World With NOAA: Climate Activity Book

Are you ready to discover your changing world? This free activity book will introduce you to The Essential Principles of Climate Science, help you learn about Earth's climate system, the factors that drive and change it, the impacts of those changes, and what you can do to explore, understand, and protect our Earth.

Discover Your World with NOAA: An Activity Book

For 200 years, NOAA has been focused on delivering "science, service, and stewardship." Making this happen leads the people of NOAA from the edge of space to the bottom of the ocean. To help you learn more about your world and how NOAA helps you explore, understand, and protect our Earth, we've put together this book with 43 different activities.

K-12 Science Module: Oysters in Chesapeake Bay

This Oyster curriculum project represents a collaborative effort to identify and build an engaging set of K-12 education resources that comprehensively support the vision for science education using the Eastern Oyster in Chesapeake Bay as the organizing theme.

Just for Kids webpage

Explore NOAA Activities and Resources for Children.

Marine Debris Program Activities

Download an assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers, coloring activities, and formal curricula for Grades 1-12 focusing on the topic of marine debris. All curricula and activities are available for download and print!

NOAA Resources supporting new science standards

Educators asked NOAA for help finding resources that support new education standards. In response, a team of NOAA educators established this curated collection of NOAA and partner education resources that meet these needs.

Ocean Guardian: Stewardship Project Examples

The NOAA Ocean Guardian Program provides the opportunity for schools to promote environmental conservation. Visit the program website for examples of school and community based environmental stewardship activities.