All NCAS partners will work with the local public school systems within the jurisdictions of partner institutions, to offer specialized curriculum to enhance teacher preparation in order for students to gain appreciation of the scientific principles involved in applied physical sciences.

UPRM will also implement a program to offer K-12 teachers development workshops focusing on weather – ocean and environmental areas. These workshops will focus on recent research, and hands-on experiences with weather, climate, and ocean topics of interest to NOAA. The acquired knowledge and available resources will be transferred to schools to engage students in atmosphere and ocean exploration.