Get to Know NOAA − A Saturday Series at the Maryland Science Center

A four part series designed to help explore our world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources.  Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with NOAA scientists who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources.

Session Topic:

Build a Buoy – Join NOAA in this hands-on activity where children and adults can design, build, and test their very own buoy, all while learning how NOAA uses buoys to study oceans and estuaries.

Suit Up for Survival – Boating safety starts with having the right gear, including life jackets, first aid kits, locator beacons and nautical charts. Learn how to stay safe at sea and try your hand at suiting up in a bright orange survival suit!