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Sea Grant Education


Sea Grant educators provide valuable leadership in marine and aquatic science education activities throughout the nation, playing a leading role in K‐12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, technical and public education in coastal communities. Education programs are designed to inform citizens in coastal and Great Lakes communities and help prepare the next generation of professionals involved with our nation’s coastal resources, communities and economies. Sea Grant’s education portfolio includes undergraduate and graduate education, teacher education, K-12 curriculum development and programs, fellowships, informal education for the general public, special training programs for industry and much more. Educators work closely with universities, the NOAA Office of Education, the National Marine Educators Association and other partners to develop formal education programs, workforce training and professional education programs.

 

1010

UNDERGRADUATE

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

382

SEA GRANT EDUCATORS*

897729

K-12 STUDENTS 

REACHED

972

GRADUATE STUDENTS

SUPPORTED

*Educators refers to total number of Sea Grant-affiliated educators. Sea Grant education full-time equivalents = 77.

Metrics reported Summer 2020 for work completed February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

The Bridge is Sea Grant's online collection of ocean education resources.

The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. Resources are organized as indicated on the sidebar on the left side of the screen. Partners include the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant), the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA).

Featured Education Projects


Sea Grant Education in the News


Community Resilience from Start to Finish

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Community Resilience from Start to Finish

Sea Grant programs are helping coastal and Great Lakes communities increase their resilience to impacts of changing conditions at every step of the way.

For Sea Grant, resilience is more than a buzzword. As a network of 34 university-based programs, Sea Grant brings together experts in coastal processes, hazards, climate change, and urban planning to support cutting-edge research and outreach. Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning and implementation, from start to finish. Tour some of Sea Grant's latest projects and on-going efforts to sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

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Celebrate Women's History Month by Learning About Knauss Fellowship Alumnae

The Knauss Fellowship offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on marine and coastal policy issues in the nation's capital. Four alumnae of the Knauss Fellowship share their experiences with science, policy, communication, cultural identity and more, in their own words.

After 50 years of on-site experiential education programs, Georgia Sea Grant goes virtual

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After 50 years of on-site experiential education programs, Georgia Sea Grant goes virtual

Educators at Georgia Sea Grant’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium are bringing the on-site, outdoor experiences to the classroom for the first time by way of virtual school trips.

National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update

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National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update

In 2020, Sea Grant continued to engage in hundreds of aquaculture-related projects and ongoing efforts, leveraging federal dollars well beyond the federal investment with partnerships and collaborative efforts. This year, several established projects selected in previous years received continued funding, and many new initiatives were launched. 

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