Multi-office Collaboration Brings NOAA Resources to Teachers in Hawaii
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 — The weekend of September 12, the NOAA Marine Debris Program participated in a virtual workshop for Hawaii science fair teachers. The workshop was developed through coordination between NOAA, Hawaii Academy of Science, and Students Corner, an online student and teacher project development platform.
In total, 10 NOAA offices joined to share data and resources that could help to inform science fair projects. The Marine Debris Program shared the Marine Debris Monitoring Toolkit for Educators and the Marine Debris Tracker App.
Office representation included: NOS/Marine Debris Program, NMFS/Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NMFS/Pacific Islands Regional Office, NOS/Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, NOS/Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, NWS/Pacific Region, NOS/Office for Coastal Management, NWS/Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, OMAO, and NESDIS.
About 20 teachers participated in interactive breakout rooms with NOAA team members, and both students and teachers will continue to have access to all resources on Student Corner to support their future science fair projects.
For more information, please contact Shanelle.Naone@noaa.gov.