NOAA Science Camp

NOAA Science Camp 2021 will be offering access to online virtual experiences this summer. There will be no in-person programs this year.

This July, we are offering two (2) weeks of daily virtual activities to keep middle and high school students connected with NOAA and engaged in current environmental issues. Each week, students will have access to a mix of free do-it yourself activities, ‘live’ remote events and virtual tours. Although we don’t get to see you at camp this summer, we are putting together NOAA science-packed weeks this year that students will love! 

FAQs for NOAA Science Camp 2021.

Note: We will aim to record and post any “live” events as close to the time they are completed as possible, so they will be available for viewing at your leisure.

The online programming will take place and be posted in the following weeks:


July 6-9, 2021 – Oceans of Change

What is global climate change and how do scientists study it? How are changes in the atmosphere and in the ocean affecting marine organisms? What impact does a changing climate have on communities, and how can we prepare for an increase in storms, rising sea levels, and the impacts of a warming ocean? This week-long session will focus on the critical work that NOAA scientists do to study the impacts of a changing climate. 

Register online:

Oceans of Change Online Registration

July 12-16, 2021 – Whale of a Time

How do studying the food habits or sounds of marine mammals help scientists learn more about them? How do researchers collect data in the field, or make discoveries in the lab? How does all of the work that NOAA does help to protect these important species, and more importantly, what can YOU do to help? In this week-long session, you’ll dive in with us and check out the many tools NOAA scientists use to study and learn more about marine mammals. 

Register online:

Whale of a Time Online Registration

Held at NOAA’s Seattle Sand Point facility each July, NOAA Science Camp offers hands-on science-learning opportunities for middle and high school students.

Middle School Science Camp

Students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade engage in fun, hands-on activities that explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere.

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Mini-Session (not offered in 2020)

Learn to build a mini-ROV with experts in this new two-day mini-session. Learn more…


High School Junior Leadership Program

During this two-week program, students entering 9th through 12th grades work alongside NOAA scientists and camp staff to build skills in communicating science concepts, leading activities, and more.