NOAA allocates funding to support American Meteorological Society teaching programmes

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Teachers doing the ‘hand-twist model’ activity to better understand flow in high and low pressure systems The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Education has earmarked US$2.3m to support a long-term partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Programme provides grants for programmes that educate and inspire people to use Earth system sciences, and supports long-term partnerships that enable the education community to incorporate and deliver NOAA’s latest scientific information on the topics of the ocean, coasts, weather and climate. Through this award, the AMS will provide professional development in atmospheric and ocean sciences to K-12 teachers from across the USA. The award will also enable the AMS to design curricula for introductory college-level Earth science courses, aimed to prepare pre-service teachers. In addition, it will allow the AMS to fund undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships that support workforce development and diversity in the fields of atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

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