NOAA Expands Education Portal

Monday - 11/15/2010, 11:49pm EST

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just completed a major update of the agency's primary education resource portal; the website Education.noaa.gov.

The aim is to better connect educators and students interested in NOAA's education and science resources. The website serves as a portal to lesson plans, educational multi-media, data sources, career profiles, and other education content from across the agency.

The content contains five themes. Teachers can find information about hurricanes, tides, climate change, the water-cycle or other earth science topics on the site. The site also provides information on professional development, academic scholarships, career exploration, and education grants.

NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.