By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Science Education, Committee for the Review of the NOAA Education Program, Michael A. Feder, John W. Farrington

ISBN-10: 0309151236

ISBN-13: 9780309151238

There's a nationwide have to train the general public in regards to the ocean, coastal assets, surroundings and weather. The nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric management (NOAA), the enterprise liable for realizing and predicting adjustments within the Earth's setting and preserving and handling coastal and marine assets to fulfill the nation's monetary, social and environmental wishes, has a large mandate to interact and coordinate schooling projects on those issues. on account that its production in 1970, the NOAA has supported quite a few schooling tasks that hide quite a number themes on the topic of the agency's medical and stewardship undertaking. NOAA makes use of formal and casual studying environments to reinforce figuring out of technology, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) and to boost environmental schooling. The paintings of this company overlaps and compliments the missions of different federal corporations, associations of upper schooling, deepest and nonprofit agencies. Coordination between those enterprises and businesses has been tough. restricted schooling assets and the inherently worldwide nature of NOAA's challenge make strategic partnerships serious to ensure that the employer to complete its targets. also, transparent schooling ambitions, making plans, and strategic use of assets are severe points for potent partnerships. NOAA's schooling software: evaluate and Critique presents a precis of the nationwide schooling context for NOAA's function in schooling that's twofold: first is to boost the environmental literacy of the country, and moment is to advertise a various group in ocean, coastal, nice Lakes, atmospheric and weather sciences. The booklet additionally describes the strengths and weaknesses of the schooling strategic plan, the schooling overview technique of the organisation and methods for making improvements to the overview technique.

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The most prominent ones are Teacher at Sea (started in 1990) and Teacher in the Air (started in 2004). Management of these two programs was transferred to the National Marine Fisheries Service during our review. The programs place teachers on a research vessel or plane, an activity that allows kindergarten through college-level teachers to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew aboard NOAA research survey ships or aircraft. National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service provides the largest active archive of weather data in the country and includes the National Climatic Data Center, the National Oceanographic Data Center, and the National Coastal Data Development Center.

S. Department of Education, 2007). Even within individual agencies, offices that carry out education initiatives often do not collaborate or communicate with each other. The lack of coordination across federal agencies, combined with the increasing urgency of developing the nation’s workforce and scientific literacy needs, heightens the need to carefully consider the potential role of NOAA and other agencies in the national education landscape. The history and structure of the agency provide an important context for understanding NOAA’s role.

The Educational Partnership Program provides financial assistance through four competitive program components: the Cooperative Science Centers, the Environmental Entrepreneurship Program, the Graduate Sciences Program, and the Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The program focuses on underrepresented populations in fields related to NOAA’s mission through partnerships with minority-serving institutions. It consists of training initiatives designed to address the full spectrum of capacity- 26 NOAA’s Education Program building opportunities, including student training, peer and collaborative research, and faculty staff exchanges.

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