NOAA Contest to Design Content for NOAA's Science On a Sphere

Friday, January 20, 2017 by Katie

NOAA launches a contest for K-12 and college students to design content for NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®.  

Is there a story you’ve heard about how Earth is changing that you can tell using maps and images? Where do major weather events (like hurricanes and tornadoes) occur and why? What are the “hot spots” of activity in the ocean and what animals are found there? These are just a few examples of the many stories you could choose to tell about our dynamic planet using Science On a Sphere.

We invite you to create new maps, visualizations, and stories that help share NOAA’s mission in creative and innovative ways. Winners will receive a $250 gift certificate to be used on educational products, a certificate from NOAA, and have their work featured at the 2017 SOS Users Collaborative Network workshop as well as in our online catalog of content that is available to our worldwide user community.

With public installations of Science On a Sphere® (SOS) around the world at more than 130 institutions, we use SOS to support NOAA’s mission of understanding and predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, sharing that knowledge and information with others, and conserving and managing coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. Submissions are due March 17, 2017.

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