NOAA scientists offering three free webinars for kids

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will lead three webinars especially for children in grades 2 through 6 on April 20, 22 and 24 about different marine science topics.

  • Woman holding salmon.At 11 a.m. Monday April 20, “Leaping for Atlantic Salmon: Protecting Engangered Species” will be presented by Sarah Bailey, NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Orono, ME. Once found as far south as Long Island Sound, today only the state of Maine still has wild runs of endangered Atlantic salmon. In Orono, Maine, NOAA Fisheries has a collection of researchers, engineers and managers who all work toward saving these fish and the ecosystems that support them. If you have ever wondered about how science helps support how we manage a species-tune in!  (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy). Register at:
  • Sun and earth seen from spaceAt 11 a.m. Wednesday April 22, “Super Storms from the Sun?!” will be presented. Shawn Dahl, of NOAA’s National Weather Service at the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, CO, will give an introduction to space weather. Did you know that giant storms from the Sun can reach all the way to Earth? These solar storms may affect our way of life by possibly impacting technology and in extreme cases, even the health of astronauts or other high fliers. This is known as space weather and it is of growing interest and importance to the world. If you want to learn about the sun and solar storms, join this webinar to discover more about the science of space weather!  (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy). Register at:
  • alewifeAt 11 a.m. on Friday April 24, “Swimming Upstream with Alewife” will be presented by Abigail Archer of NOAA’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA. Most fish live only in freshwater or only in saltwater, but some special fish can swim back and forth between both! How do they do it? Why do they do it? Tune in to learn the answers and meet the awesome alewife (also known as river herring), one of these special fish that is swimming upstream in rivers right now along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and New England Coasts. (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy.) Register at: