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Welcome to the WINDandSEA Teachers and Students Corner. This site provides links to over 100 NOAA educational sites as well as links to many other Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric educational sites. It also links to organizations devoted to science education and/or the use of new technologies to facilitate teaching and learning.

NOAA Libraries

NOAA Sites - General

NOAA El Nino/La Nina Sites

NOAA Photosites

NOAA Satellites and Information (NESDIS) Education

NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) Education

NOAA Ocean Service (NOS) Education

National Weather Service (NWS) Education

NOAA Research (OAR) Education

Academic Institutions

Commercial Institutions

Non-Profit Institutions

Other Government Agencies

Teachers Links and Organizations



NOAA Libraries

NOAA Central Library Education Programs
http://www.lib.noaa.gov/researchtools/subjectguides/wind/NOAA_library_eduation.html

NOAA SITES - GENERAL

To receive free NOAA educational material, contact NOAA Outreach Unit at: outreach@noaa.gov.

NOAA College Student Research Participation with stipends for summer work and research - many opportunities throughout the U.S.
http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/NOAA/gi-gugSRP.htm
http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)

Ocean Explorer is an educational Internet offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean realm. It provides public access to current information on a series of NOAA scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment.
http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov
http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/welcome.html - Education and Lesson Plans

Teacher at Sea Program
http://www.tas.noaa.gov/

NOAA Education Resources
http://www.education.noaa.gov

NOAA Science on A Sphere Four projectors cast rotating images onto a sphere, approximately six feet in diameter, to create the effect of Earth in space
http://www.fsl.noaa.gov/sos/

NOAA Ultraviolet Index page.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/



NOAA EL NINO/LA NINA EDUCATION

NOAA La Nina Page
http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina.html

La Nina Page from the Climate Prediction Center
http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/

El Nino Frequently Asked Questions from AOML
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/enso_faq/

The ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) Cycle from the Climate Prediction Center
http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensocycle/enso_cycle.shtml

ENSO information from the Climate Diagnostics Center
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/ENSO/

ENSO education resources from Climate Diagnostics Center
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/ENSO/enso.education.html

Education and Outreach programs from OGP (Office of Global Programs- ENSO intensive)
http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/library/index.htm




NOAA SATELLITE AND INFORMATION (NESDIS) EDUCATION

NGDC (National Geophysical Data Center) National Snow and Ice Data Center Education Resources (NSIDC) - be sure to check the Coldlinks education sites (scroll to bottom of screen)
http://nsidc.org.cryosphere

NOAA's Satellite and Information Education & Outreach 
http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/outreach_edu.html

NODC's (National Oceanographic Data Center) Ocean FAQ's
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-oceanfaq.html

NGDC Paleoclimatology Education and Outreach
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/primer.html
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/education.html  (general educational and outreach pages)



NOAA FISHERIES (NMFS) EDUCATION

Apex Predator Program from the Narragansett NEFSC Laboratory.  Lots about sharks.
http://na.nefsc.noaa.gov/sharks/

Fisheries Science Education  from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/sep/SEPHome.htm

The National Marine Mammal Laboratory's Education Web - whales, dolphins, seals, and more!
http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov/education/

Office of Protected Resources - check out the protected species pages
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/prot_res.html

Sea Turtles at the NMFS Galveston Fisheries Laboratory
http://galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov/seaturtles

Southwest Fisheries Science Center Resource Guide for Teachers of Marine Science
http://swfsc.ucsd.edu/BIBLIOGRAPHY/GUIDE.htm



NOAA OCEAN SERVICE (NOS) EDUCATION

The Education Section of NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) Web site is organized into a collection of Discovery Kits describing the scientific principles underlying NOS’s major programs. Topics include Corals, Tides and Water Levels, and Geodesy.
http://www.nos.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html

About water levels, tides, and currents
http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/about2.html

Our Restless Tides  - a great overview of the tidal producing forces and man's quest to understand them
http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/restles1.html

Ecological Characterization of the ACE Basin (Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto), South Carolina from the Coastal Services Center
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/lcr/text/aceweb.html

Especially for Kids from the NOS Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division on Oil Spills
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/kids/kids.html

Education in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System
http://nerrs.noaa.gov/Education.html

National Marine Sanctuaries Education 
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html/

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Education resources - check out the handbooks and fish guide.  Many helpful features for teachers and students on this site.
http://www.graysreef.nos.noaa.gov/education.html

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education and Outreach
http://montereybay.nos.noaa.gov/educate/welcome.html

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary page
http://channelislands.nos.noaa.gov/edu/main.html



NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EDUCATION

NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION

Climate Prediction Center El Nino/La Nina page.
http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/

ENSO information from the Climate Diagnostics Center
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/ENSO/

ENSO education resources from Climate Diagnostics Center
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/ENSO/enso.education.html

Education and Outreach from the Space Environment Center
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/info

A Primer on the Space Environment
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html

FAQ's from the Storm Prediction Center
Particularly good for explanations and definitions of various terms used in describing or warning about severe weather.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq

For Hurricane Education, check the historical information sites and general information sites on the home page of the Tropical Prediction Center.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/


OFFICE OF CLIMATE, WATER AND WEATHER SERVICES

The Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services has numerous education topics and numerous linksto other organizations' education sites.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/
Public Outreach page
Education page
Kids Page

RIVER FORECAST CENTER EDUCATION PAGES

Education Pages of Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/education/

Hydrologic unit conversions from the Western Gulf River Forecast Center.  This is a really useful site with conversions between English and metric units for length, area, volume, speed, temperature, flow,and pressure.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc/convert.html

Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center hydrologic education site.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/education/school.shtml

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About River Forecasting from the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/marfc/Science/index.old.html

WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE EDUCATION PAGES

Arizona - Scence Corner from Flagstaff National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWSFO)
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/science.php?wfo=fgz

California - Los Angeles/Oxnard WFSO Educational Links
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/edu.php

California - Sacramento WFSO Education page
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sto/edusafe.php

Colorado - Kid's and Teacher's Page from Pueblo WSFO
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/?n=dstreme.php

Florida - Tallahasse WFSO Education and Outreach Story
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh/tlh/outreach.html

Jet Stream: An Online Weather School
Well designed, comprehensive coverage of weather topics for educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather. From the Southern Regional Climate Center.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/

WEATHER SERVICE MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATION SITES

National Data Buoy Center Science Education
http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/educate.shtml



NOAA RESEARCH (OAR) EDUCATION PAGES

NOAA Research Education 
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/education/

Aquarius Habitat  - the World's First Underwater Web Site
http://www.uncwil.edu/aquarius/
http://www.uncwil.edu/aquarius/education/lessons.html - Lesson Plans

El Nino Frequently Asked Questions from AOML
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/enso_faq/

Frequently asked questions on hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones from AOML
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html

Education and Outreach from the Space Environment Center
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/info

A Primer on the Space Environment
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html

National Severe Storms Laboratory Weather Room - for kids, teachers, and parents
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/

Weather Schools from the National Severe Storms Laboratory - a comprehensive listing of academic institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in meteorology and the related sciences
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/schools.html



EDUCATION SITES AT ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

College of Charleston -
Project Oceanica
The program offers exploration/educational opportunities for college and K-12 students.
http://oceanica.cofc.edu/home.htm

Colorado State University  - The Hydrologic Cycle and Colorado Water Knowledge.
http://waterknowledge.colostate.edu/hydr_cyc.htm (hydrologic cycle)
http://waterknowledge.colostate.edu/default.htm  (Colorado Water Knowledge)

Johns Hopkins University - The Practical Oceanographer -  this site is an excellent personal view of what it takes to successfully conduct oceanography at sea.  Oceanography is more than science;  this WEB Book is meant to inform the reader about how shipboard operations are conducted, interpersonal and professional communications while at sea, and many aspects of ship life while conducting science.  A must for any teacher considering applying for the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program.
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/book

Flinders University of South Australia - Oceanography Lecture Notes by Matthias Tomczak to accompany Earth Science 1102
http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/IntroOc/newstart.html

Shelf and Estuarine Oceanography - an Introduction by Matthias Tomczak of the Flinders University.
http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/ShelfCoast/newstart.html

University of Illinois - Online Guide to Meteorology (WW2010)
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml

University of Iowa  - Global Change: a course on the environments in transition
http://www.meteor.iastate.edu/gcp/gcp.html

The University of Michigan - One Sky Many Voices K-12 weather curriculum
http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu

Pennsylvania State University - Bad Meteorology
http://www.ems.psu.edu/%7Efraser/BadMeteorology.html

University of Rhode Island - Exploring Satellite Oceanography -- a set of lesson plans for high school science students
http://dcz.gso.uri.edu/amy/avhrr.html

University of Wisconsin  - Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) - About Rainbows
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/rnbw.html

UCAR - COMET satellite education - a host of information on meteorological satellites
http://www.comet.ucar.edu/class/satmet/

UCAR - Education and Training page
http://www.ucar.edu/ucar/edout.html

UCAR -A La Nina Summit  includes many short papers on subjects related to and areas affected by La Nina.
http://www.ccb.ucar.edu/lanina

UCAR - Meteorology education and training
http://meted.ucar.edu/

UCAR - Project Skymath -- using the science and language of patterns to explore the weather
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/Skymath.html



EDUCATION SITES FROM COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

Teacher's Guides from Sea World
http://www.seaworld.org/teacherguides

USA TODAY Weather Topic Index - basically an illustrated glossary of hundreds of weather terms with many in-depth explanations.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/windex.htm

Weather Channel Weather Education
http://www.weather.com/education/?from=footer



EDUCATION SITES FROM NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

American Meteorological Society (AMS) Educational Initiatives
http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu
http://wwww.ametsoc.org/ams/ (AMS home page)

Earth and Moon Viewer from Fourmilab
http://www.fourmilab.ch

Franklin Institute Science Museum - Wind -Our Fierce Friend
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/

The Jason Project
http://www.jasonproject.org/

Hurricane - Storm Science from the Miami Museum of Science
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/

National Weather Association educational links page.
http://www.nwas.org/committees/ed_comm



EDUCATION SITES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Environment Canada - The Great Lakes - an Environmental Atlas and Resource Book
http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/great-lakes-atlas/intro.html

EPA Educational Resources
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/educational.htm

EPA - National Estuary Program Estuary  Profiles - descriptions of each of the National Estuaries
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/estuaries/list.htm

The GLOBE Program
http://www.globe.gov/

NASA Education Sites

Destination Earth
http://www.earth.nasa.gov/

Education Program
http://education.nasa.gov/

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Project Science
http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/

Imagine the Universe! Dictionary
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/sats_n_data/sats_n_data.html

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PODAAC) Education Pages
Many links, much information, El Nino page, satellite imagery, etc.
http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/newedu.html

The Magnetosphere from NASA Goddard
http://ssdoo.gsfc.nasa.gov/education/lectures/magnetosphere.html

Mission to Geospace - Probing the Earth-Sun Connection
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/outreach/

SeaWifs (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) Teacher's Resources
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/TEACHERS/

Space Science Education  from NASA Goddard
http://ssdoo.gsfc.nasa.gov/education/

The Sun-Earth Connection
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/spd/secr/

Teaching Earth Science
http://science.hq.nasa.gov

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - this site helps science and engineering students find fellowships, internships and stipends for research in their specialties; DOE funded but supports Federal agencies throughout the United States
http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm

Oklahoma Climatological Survey Educational Outreach for students and teachers
http://k12.ocs.ou.edu/

Smithsonian Education
Site for educators - helps find Smithsonian resources for teachers
http://smithsonianeducation.org/

South Pole Education - Teaching about the South Pole
http://205.174.118.254/nspt/teach/teach.htm

USGS (United States Geological Survey) Education sites Learning Web, biology, geology, mapping and water sites.
http://www.usgs.gov/education.html


 
 

TEACHERS' LINKS AND ORGANIZATIONS

The Bridge - Ocean Science Education Teacher Resource Center
An outstanding site built for educators by educators. Brought to you by the National Marine Educators Association.
http://www.vims.edu/bridge/

The Digital Librarian
A great resource cutting across many disciplines, compiled by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York
http://www.digital-librarian.com/

The Global Schoolhouse
Internet Resources for Educators.
http://www.gsh.org/

Global SchoolNet Foundation
Linking kids around the globe.
http://www.globalschoolnet.org

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
The NMEA brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water--both fresh and salt. NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies world-wide.
http://www.marine-ed.org/

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
NSTA is "the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."
http://www.nsta.org/

The Practical Oceanographer: A Guide to Working at Sea
This WEB Book is meant to inform the reader about how shipboard operations are conducted, interpersonal and professional communications while at sea, and many aspects of ship life while conducting science. A must for any teacher considering applying for the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program.
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/book


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