The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and GoGo Labs is proud to announce the July 2013 launch of Planet Stewards, quest-based learning and science career pathway badges for middle and high school students. Planet Stewards encourages students to explore 15 career pathways such as Marine Biologist, Severe Weather Forecaster, Coastal Manager, and Volcanologist. Students access real-time data, use NOAA forecasting tools, and engage in applied scientific inquiry. Quests are aligned to the Next Generation Science Framework.
Teacher training begins July 1, and requires approximately 10-15 hours of asynchronous online training, supplemented with optional live video conferencing events. Up to 500 middle and high school science teachers will be accepted at no cost. Participating teachers earn a NOAA Teacher badge. Optional professional development credit is available. For more information, see: http://noaaplanetstewards.org