Airplanes and the Atmosphere Short Course

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Resource Type:Professional Resources; Teacher Professional Development
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Summary:The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea (TAS) program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an interdisciplinary research experience. The program provides a unique environment for learning and teaching by sending kindergarten through college-level teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew. Then, armed with new understanding and experience, teachers bring this knowledge back to their classrooms.Since its inception in 1990, the program has enabled more than 600 teachers to gain first-hand experience of science and life at sea. By participating in this program, teachers enrich their classroom curricula with knowledge that can only be gained by living and working side-by-side, day and night, with those who contribute to the world's body of oceanic and atmospheric scientific knowledge. Type of Organization: Federal Agencies; Event Date Notes: Participants can expect to be at sea anywhere from one week to one month, with the average cruise lasting 12-14 days. Most of our participants try to sail on cruises offered during the summer vacation, but cruises take place throughout most of the year on a space-available basis.; Audience: Be currently employed.
Subjects: noaa; oceans; professional development; weather
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