National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The education mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is to "advance environmental literacy and promote a diverse workforce in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences, encouraging stewardship and increasing informed decision making for the nation."

 

PROGRAM 

 

DESCRIPTION 

 National Sea Grant College Program 

 

Promotes better understanding, conservation and use of America’s coastal resources. 

 

   

Environmental Literacy Grants Program 

 

Increases environmental stewardship and informed decision-making among public and K-12 audiences. 

     

Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program  

 

Promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. 

     

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship 

 

Increases undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increases public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruits and prepares students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruits and prepares students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.