Washington Alliance for Better Schools' 2020 ACCESS STEM Virtual Program
AUGUST 3, 2020 — NOAA hosted 44 educators during the 2020 ACCESS STEM program, run by the Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), WABS works with 12 school districts around Puget Sound and recruits teachers to learn about local industries/organizations. These teachers then create science/technology units based on the information they learned during their placements.
NOAA provided 5 one-hour sessions during the virtual 2020 ACCESS STEM program, giving a general overview of NOAA, a look into NOAA Fisheries' research and management, a presentation on collaborative saildrone projects with the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and two NOAA Fisheries science centers, a career panel and a look at NOAA educational resources, featuring the NOAA Planet Stewards program, the Bay-Watershed Education Training program and the Ocean Guardian School program.
NOAA presenters included staff from NOAA Fisheries' Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and West Coast Regional Office; Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, the Office of Marine and Aviation Operation's NOAA Corps and the National Ocean Service' Office of Response and Restoration.
OR&R’s Vicki Loe presented an overview of NOS and OR&R.
For more information on the 2020 ACCESS STEM Program at NOAA, contact Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov. Lisa is the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Education Coordinator.