Project Code: NOAA-USA-6

Taking the NOAA Ocean Guardian School Program to a virtual platform

Project Title Taking the NOAA Ocean Guardian School Program to a virtual platform
Project Summary Assist in the development and delivery of virtual resources, materials, and events for schools participating in the 2020-21 NOAA Ocean Guardian School program.
Country United States
Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The NOAA Ocean Guardian School program supports K-12 schools across the country to carry out hands-on stewardship projects that address issues affecting the health of our watersheds and one ocean. Proposed stewardship projects connect to one of the five established project pathways: Watershed Restoration, Marine Debris, Refuse/Rethink/Reduce/Reuse/Rot/Recycle, School Garden/Habitat and Energy & Ocean Health. Over the course of a school year, students are engaged in a variety of project activities that take place mostly outside the classroom – on the school campus or out in the local community.
For more information about the Ocean Guardian School program, please visit: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian/
As we plan for the 2020-21 Ocean Guardian School year, we anticipate that many students will return to school in their virtual classrooms with either limited or no time on campus. With this in mind, the Ocean Guardian School staff will provide online/virtual materials, resources, and opportunities that help to further the project-related learning and engagement during the virtual school year.
The intern will support the development and execution of this virtual resources project. The intern will be involved many phases of the project including the research, collation and presentation of the materials.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Writing
Additional Information

We are looking for an intern who is:
• Comfortable communicating with participating K­12 teachers, NOAA/Sanctuary colleagues as well as with community organizations and other professionals;
• Self-motivated and able to work independently
• Organized and creative thinker
• Comfortable with asking questions
• Proficient in basic computer skills including Word and Excel and a working knowledge of the Google’s ‘G Suite’: Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Calendar. Basic graphic design experience is optional, but will be very useful.
• In addition, an intern must have access to a personal computer with reliable email and basic Microsoft Office software.