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NOAA Planet Stewards Book Club

The NOAA Planet Stewards book club had a terrific line-up during the 2018/2019 academic year. To see the books we read this year and other books we’ve discussed, have a look at our Book Club Archive Page. Below is general information for participating in our Book Club, we hope you’ll join us during the 2019/2020 academic year as we explore new and thought provoking topics.

  • All book club meetings begin at 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
  • Anyone can participate. Just read the book prior to the discussion, and on the day of the meeting dial in using our toll free number 1-866-662-7513. Then use the passcode 1170791#
  • Before each meeting we’ll send out a reminder note through our email list along with series of discussion questions the meeting leader will have prepared.
  • Please be aware there are a limited number of seats available for each meeting, so try to dial in just a few minutes before the official start time.
  • Have questions? Contact: Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov

NOAA Planet Stewards Webinars

Stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming distance learning opportunities. Sign up to our email list to keep up with all the latest happenings!

Hurricanes and Robots: How new technology is changing the way we study and predict extreme storms.

Join us on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm ET for:

Hurricanes & Robots:
How New Technology is Changing the Way We Study and
Predict Extreme Storms

Space is limited!

Click Here to Reserve Your Seat!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

NOAA Planet Stewards welcomes Dr Travis Miles, Assistant Professor in Rutgers University's Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences as our featured speaker this month.

Hurricanes are one of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters in the world. Our ability to predict where storms will make landfall has improved steadily, but it is still a challenge to predict a storms intensity or strength. Robots patrolling our coastal oceans are providing new opportunities to improve hurricane intensity forecasts and inform better response plans. In this talk you’ll learn how these heroic robots swim and survive into the eye of the storm to keep us safe.

Important information on the day of the broadcast:

Seriously, read thefollowing and save it for your reference:

  1. Log into the webinar AT LEAST 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. GoToWebinar continually upgrades their software. We want to be sure you can access the broadcast when it begins.
  2. Plan to use the VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) option to listen to this presentation. All participants will be muted for the duration of the broadcast.
  3. If you have difficulty listening to the webinar using VOIP, you may dial 1- 415-655-00600 for audio. The access code is: 289-031-913. You will be charged for this call. No Audio Pin is needed to listen to the webinar
  4. If you have difficulty logging in to the webinar go to: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/contactus?p=0. The ID Number for this Webinar is: 213-848-979

NOAA Planet Stewards Workshops

Join NOAA Planet Stewards at the

Becoming Estuary Stewards

A Professional Development Workshop for Educators

June 18-20, 2019

Charleston, South Carolina

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Join educators and researchers from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, and the Clemson University Cooperative Extension for this exciting workshop!


  • Explore salt marsh dynamics collecting & analyzing data with marine researchers
  • Engage your students in Project-based Learning using real world examples
  • Bring home standards‐based, STEM classroom lessons


  • $50 per person (nonrefundable.)
  • Participants are responsible for lodging.
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided each day.
  • Open to middle and high school teachers, pre-service teachers, and non-formal educators
  • Continuing Education credits available


  • Attend at 3-day workshop, pre and post webinars
  • MUST be able to tolerate physical activity outdoors (summer temps, insects)
  • Upon completion of the workshop, teachers must develop a lesson plan to share with all participants

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HN3S2R2
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Questions? Contact: MarineEducation@dnr.sc.gov

Teachers in the Estuary
Teachers in the Estuary

Join NOAA Planet Stewards and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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The Great Water Design Challenge

October, 2019 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Aurora, Illinois

Water is a limited resource. More than 1,300 Illinois communities rely on water from Lake Michigan, inland surface water, and groundwater. Globally, more than two billion people are affected by water stress due to growing demands on water supplies and the increasing effects of climate change. Water is essential to all life. We must be responsible for its future.

In the Great Water Design Challenge, student teams will compete in research and design thinking to create innovative responses and solutions to address their selected water challenge. Teams will be provided with access to research, prototyping, and presentation materials to address their selected challenge. Experts will also be available for questions, conversations and insights as team work.

The Challenge is open to teams of 3-4 high school students and their faculty sponsor(s). Teams must arrange for their own transportation. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Awards will be presented to top performing teams. Space is limited to the first 20 schools that register.

Challenge Topics:

  • Water Quality
  • Marine Pollution
  • Invasive Species
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation


HS teams of 3-4 students + teacher/advisor

Registration Deadline:

May 1, 2019
Space is limited to the first 20 teams to respond
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/y3 esgcl3

Event Location:

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora,IL 60506

Questions? Contact:

Liz Martinez at: emartinez@imsa.edu

From Local to Global: Satellites, Citizen Science, Stewardship and You!

A Teacher Workshop for Middle and High School Educators

Dates: November 7-8, 2019

Madison, WI.

Spaces are limited!

Click here for more information and to register

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Join NOAA Planet Stewards, NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center(ALNC) for a two day workshop featuring hands-on activities for integrating climate, STEM, and data resources into your classroom or informal science curriculum.

DAY ONE: Engage in interactive investigations using phenological and historical data to illustrate climate change. Other activities include measuring water quality related to storm water runoff, and the impact of climate change on regional precipitation and the maple syruping industry. Connect the local to the global with resources you can access with your students in a classroom or outdoor settings.

DAY TWO: will take place on the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus, birthplace of satellite meteorology. Learn about the newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and how to access and investigate satellite imagery.

Participants will leave the workshop with fully equipped to apply to the 2020 NOAA Planet Stewards Stewardship Community and coach their students in using satellite data to investigate weather and natural hazards.

Educators attending both days will receive certificates of completion to apply towards CEU credits.

Reimbursement of up to $200 per participant is available to offset travel, hotel, substitute teacher fees or other workshop expenses. Complete this form if you will be requesting reimbursement.

A Continental breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments are included each day. Lodging is not provided.

For more information contact: education@aldoleopldnaturecenter.org

COST: $50.00 per Participant

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend, please contact us two weeks in advance to receive a refund of your registration. A 15% administrative fee will be applied to all refunds to cover processing costs. Cancellations with less than 2 weeks' notice are not eligible for a refund.

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