The NOAA Ocean Service Education site includes ocean and coastal curricula for educators; thematic modules about corals, ocean currents and tides, estuaries, global positioning, pollution, nautical charts, and seafloor mapping for students; and hands-on activities and materials for explorers of all ages!

NOAA Education resource collections are organized by themes aligned with common teaching topics including ocean and coasts, weather and atmosphere, climate, marine life, freshwater, data resources, and much, much more!.

Ocean Today provides Emmy-winning two-minute videos on all aspects of the ocean, atmosphere, and climate. Great for student introduction and engagement.

Discover Your World with NOAA provides over 40 hands-on activities highlighting science and stewardship from all around NOAA to help students explore, understand, and protect Earth.

Discover Your Changing World with NOAA contains 10 hands-on activities that introduce students to the essential principles of climate science.


The NOAA Citizen Science website supports a portfolio of projects fostered and supported across the agency. It includes a link to the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit.

The NOAA Climate Portal is a one-stop site of information and resources for educators and students. It includes the CLEAN collection of climate and energy science resources.

Data in the Classroom online activities guide students in the use of historic and near-real-time data about sea level rise, coral bleaching, El Nino, and water quality. Each investigation culminates with student-directed investigations using NOAA data.

The National Weather Service provides educators with weather science, safety, career information, and the adventures of Owlie Skywarn.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program works to keep the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris, and their website has a wide variety of downloadable curricula and fun activities.


Our National Marine Sanctuaries include a network of underwater parks of marine and Great Lakes waters. Click on a site near you for activities, multimedia, stories, and opportunities.

The National Estuarine Research Reserves are protected coastal areas that are used as living classrooms, providing hands-on experiences and resources for all ages.

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program website provides lessons, curricula, and tutorials for formal and informal educators to bring coral reefs into the classroom.

NOAA Fisheries Resources site provides information on protected marine species, educator opportunities, and activities to explore marine resource management and effective stewardship of critical habitats, sustainable fisheries, and marine protected species.