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Welcome to our Education & Outreach Resource Page! One of NOAA's cross-cutting priorities is Environmental Literacy, Outreach, and Education. On this page you will find educational/safety resources, information for prospective meteorologists, and information on how to schedule an office tour or presentation. If you have a question for a meteorologist, feel free to send us an email at



For scheduling, call our office during normal business hours from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM at 910-762-4289 or email us at

For Office Tours: Tours will generally be held Monday through Friday and must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance (so that staffing can be arranged). Tours will be conducted on "fair weather" days only, and group leaders will need to contact the NWS tour leader (via email or phone) assigned to them a couple days prior to make sure everything is on track with tour date/time. If hazardous weather is expected then the tours will need to be rescheduled.

We ask that tour groups be approximately 20 people (age of 8 years old and higher/older), though larger groups can be divided. If large groups can not be divided or attend at different times to accommodate 20 people, then a NWS representative can go to your school or group meeting to give a presentation.

To schedule a tour, please provide a Contact Name/Phone Number/Email, and number/age of attendees. All adults must sign in and show a photo ID. Minors will only be allowed to be accompanied by an adult with an ID. All attendees must be U.S. citizens.

For School/Group Presentations: Meteorologists are available to come speak to your classroom/group on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, weather safety/preparedness, severe thunderstorms, and hurricanes!