Live from Philadelphia Part I: NOAA's Exhibit Program (Making Waves podcast, 3.31.10)
Live from Philadelphia Part II: Education Outreach (Making Waves podcast, 4.14.10)
Listen to a two-part audio podcast special recorded live at the convention:
NOAA's Exhibit Program (Part I). Spend some time at the NOAA booth at the conference to learn about the variety of products and tools that NOAA brings to the table:
Education Outreach (Part II). The NSTA national convention is a chance for NOAA educators and scientists to have face-to-face contact with thousands science teachers from around the nation. This year, NOAA offered a two-day symposium focused on climate education:
See the NOAA exhibit come to life in this time-lapse video.
From March 18-21, NOAA staff participated in the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) conference in Philadelphia, Penn. The event is the largest annual gathering of science teachers in the nation.
NSTA is one of about 24 major venues that NOAA's Exhibit Program takes part in each year. The gathering was an opportunity for NOAA men and women from a variety of backgrounds and expertise to meet face to face with thousands of educators.
At the event, NOAA staff distributed nearly 10,000 pounds of educational materials ranging from DVDs, to posters, to books. These materials are now making their way into classrooms around the nation.
NOAA scientists and education specialists also delivered a series of talks at the conference to present the latest findings about the impacts of climate change, and to provide ideas and resources that translate climate science to the classroom.