National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
For Teachers and Students

NOAA's Teacher in the Air and at Sea Programs

Are you a teacher who is interested in marine or oceanographic research? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is looking for motivated teachers (K-16) with a desire to do scientific research at sea and share that experience with students and colleagues. Several NOAA ships and aircraft participate in this extraordinary program. Please visit the NOAA Teacher at Sea or NOAA Teacher in the Air Web sites for more information.

Teacher in the Air Bolivia
Teacher in the Air Anna Marie (Bolivia)

GIV and kids
Russian School Group in front of Gulfstream IV-SP

Tours and Speakers

If you'd like to visit the Aircraft Operations Center, please contact Lori Bast to arrange a tour or presentation for your school group.

Information to keep in mind when scheduling a tour/presentation:

  1. Tours or presentations offered Tuesdays through Thursdays.
  2. Tours and presentations are limited during the hurricane season (June 1 through November 30).
  3. Tours and presentations offered during working hours (9 AM - 4 PM).

AOC Contact for Tours and Presentations:

Aircraft Operations Center
MacDill AFB (Tampa), Florida
Mrs. Lori Bast, (813) 828-3310, ext. 3072



Students in Classroom
Great American Teach-In Presentation

Other Links of Interest

NOAA Education site

NOAA's many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.

NOAA's Photo Library

A wealth of photographs and historical information about NOAA and its predecessor agencies.

NOAA's Home Page - NOAA's Web site features current stories of interest to all as well as links to other NOAA offices and Cool NOAA Sites

Learn about Teacher in the Air

NOAA's Teacher in the Air children's book was recently released at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Anaheim, Cal. To get your own free copy of the book, contact

Also, learn all about NOAA's jet aircraft, "Gonzo," a Gulfstream IV, from Teacher in the Air, Todd Toth.


Students in front of P3 Aircraft
USF Students with LCDR Joe Bishop, NOAA







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