K-12 Teachers

K-12 Teachers

Enhance your knowledge of Earth system science and earn free graduate credit through AMS Education’s teacher professional development programs. Over 20,000 teachers have boosted their STEM curriculum and impacted millions of students across the nation through these initiatives!

Summer Workshops

Two-week professional development workshops all expenses paid are offered each summer for a hands-on learning experience in Earth science.

Project Atmosphere

Join fellow science teachers from across the country in Kansas City, Missouri at NOAA’s National Weather Service Training center and learn from experts in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, while gaining valuable field experience. Travel, lodging, meals and all materials are provided.

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Maury Project

Explore the physical foundations of oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and gain hands-on experience in oceanographic research through a daylong excursion on the Chesapeake Bay. Travel, lodging, meals and all materials are provided.
 

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DataStreme Program

Learn weather, ocean or climate fundamentals through a distance-learning course emphasizing the study of Earth system science as it happens and  discover ways to instill the excitement of real-world information across your science curriculum.

  • Each course is 13-weeks long and offered twice a year
  • Located around the country, Local Implementation Teams (LITs), select participants and deliver the courses each semester
  • Upon completion, participants are expected to share course concepts with other teachers, administrators, students and members of the community
  • Successful participants will earn three free graduate credits

DataStreme Atmosphere

Designed to train teachers to promote the teaching of STEM concepts through weather, this course focuses on the atmospheric environment, its interaction with other components of the Earth system and the implications of those interactions on humankind

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DataStreme Ocean

This STEM course explores the ocean in the Earth system. Participants will study the flow of water and energy into and out of the ocean and the internal properties and dynamics of the ocean system. This includes interactions between the ocean and the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and society.

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DataStreme Earth's Climate System

This STEM course undertakes a systematic study of climate, climate variability, and climate change. Participants will come to understand spatial variations in climate as it responds to mechanisms internal and external to the Earth system..

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