- Research Topics
COAPS is committed to educating the public about research efforts and issues related to physical oceanography and meteorology. We regularly participate in community events and are available to give presentations to groups of all ages.
Climate information for agricultural producers in the southeast USA.
- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
Volunteers working together to measure precipitation.
- Deep-C Consortium Education & Outreach
Engaging students, educators, policy makers, and the general public in research into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- CPALMS Perspectives
Includes videos with COAPS scientists addressing K-12 education standards. Assistant state climatologist Melissa Griffin raises the bar with a classroom-ready 3D fluid dynamics weather demonstration and relates the formation of severe weather to the various physical factors. Professor emeritus James O'Brien rains down information about physical factors related to regional climates.
- Environmental Minute
The natural world explained in 1-minute segments by experts from FSU.
- "Florida Climate Center Kids" Website
This easy-to-navigate website is packed with teacher resources, interactive tools, educational videos, and even links to games that your students can play to better understand weather and climate.
- The Florida State University Young Scholars Program
COAPS regularly hosts high school students in this residential summer science and math program.
- NASA Innovations in Climate Education
The Coalition for Science Literacy (CSL) at the University of South Florida and COAPS have been awarded a grant under NASA's Innovations in Climate Education program. The three-year project funded under this grant, Global Climate Change Education: Advancing Student Knowledge Through Teacher Education, began April 15, 2010. As part of this project, COAPS student Rachel Weihs has developed a middle school teachers' activity guide to MYNASADATA ENSO Data Analysis.
- Satellites To Go!
Download a kit on NASA's Earth observation satellites! These fun activities were developed at COAPS for families with children ages 6-12.