Forde Miami AMS President

Since 2015, Evan B. Forde (center) has served as the president of the Greater Miami local chapter of the American Meteorology Society.

Keynotes article can be found here: Forde Article

Man on a Mission

Evan B. Forde is featured in an article on the front page of the South Florida Times. In the article Evan talks about his early life, influences, and his work not only as an oceanographer but as an educator who created various courses from middle school to graduate level that would help foster a science-literate society.

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HistoryMakers Interview

Evan B. Forde has been selected as a noteworthy History Maker by His family history, life story and career milestones were recently recorded for future generations during a 5 hour long video interview.

The History Makers Forde interview can be found here: HISTORYMAKERS

NOAA Communicator Features Evan B. Forde

Evan B. Forde is featured in the NOAA Communicator. This article was published shortly after he received the NOAA Administrator's Award for outstanding communication of NOAA science, sharing the joy of science with students, and helping to foster a science-literate society.

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Administrator's Award Announcement

Evan B. Forde was announced as the recipient of the 2011 NOAA Administrator's Award. This award was given to him for outstanding communication of NOAA science, sharing the joy of science with students and helping to foster a science-literate society.

Forde, (center) in photo to the left is flanked by NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Dr. Steve Fine, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Photo taken during ceremony in the NOAA Auditorium in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Profile America profiles Evan B. Forde

Profile America, in honor of Black History Month, features Even B. Forde for the eighth day of Black History Month. During Black History Month, on a daily basis, Profile America featured African Americans of influence.

Other African Americans profiled during this month celebration were George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, LeVar Burton, the Tuskegee Airmen, etc.

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at

Guest Lecturer for the Smithsonian (2011)

In January of 2011, AOML oceanographer Evan Forde was a guest lecturer of an educational program created by the Smithsonian Institution to spark greater interest in science and mathematics.

Forde made nine presentations to high-school students in Lafayette, Louisiana, an area dramatically impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in which he detailed the marine geology that makes the Gulf of Mexico an oil-rich region. He also outlined the harsh conditions on the seafloor that made it difficult to cap the leaking well and the physical and chemical oceanographic processes that moved and transformed the oil once it spilled into the environment.

Close to 300 students attended Forde�s lectures and participated in hands-on laboratory activities.

School Board Proclamation (2010)

Evan Forde, an AOML oceanographer, was recognized by the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida during its April 14 th meeting. The School Board issued a proclamation honoring Forde�s contributions to the students of Miami-Dade County, citing his ongoing efforts to enhance public education throughout the community. Forde was commended for having spoken to more than 30,000 school children during his career, as well as having created and taught a curriculum for under-achieving youth in south Florida called the Oceanographic Curriculum Empowering Achievement in Natural Sciences (OCEANS). The School Board also recognized Forde�s distinguished career as a NOAA scientist and enumerated some of the pioneering events that have highlighted his tenure as one of a small number of African-American oceanographers in the United States.

Additionally, Forde was appointed to the National Science Foundation�s (NSF) 2010 Committee of Visitors that met in Arlington, Virginia on May 24-26th to review its Geoscience Education and Diversity portfolio programs and proposals for 2007-2010. Based on their findings, the Committee of Visitors made recommendations that will affect the nature of future proposal solicitations and how newly received proposals will be evaluated and ranked. Forde was the only government scientist selected to sit on the 2010 panel.


Syvia Gurinsky writes an article for the South Florida Times about the O.C.E.AN.S. program created by Evan B. Forde.

O.C.E.A.N.S. (Oceanographic Curriculum Empowering Achievement in Natural Sciences) is a hands-on program for students ages 13 to 18 that includes math and science, with special focus on marine science and oceanography.

Evan B. Forde created O.C.E.A.N.S. after looking at Miami-Dade County FCAT scores.

WordPress Article - Evan B. Forde

This is a web page designed as a resource for locating prominent African Americans. It includes Dr. Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver just to name a few.

It features Evan B. Forde as a pioneering oceanographer and explorer who also continues to volunteer to make education and his community a better place for children and adults. Forde, along with other examples of great African-Americans are included on the page as an inspiration to all.

South Florida Federal Employee of the Year (2009)

Evan B. Forde named South Florida Federal Employee of the Year in "Service to the Community" category.

Miami-Dade County Proclaims Evan B. Forde Day, April 2009

Evan B. Forde Day (April 21, 2009) proclaimed by Miami-Dade County, Florida

City of North Miami declares Evan B. Forde Day, February 2009

Evan B. Forde Day (February 10, 2009) proclaimed by the City of North Miami, Florida

Evan B. Forde kicks off Black Lecture Series (2008)

The People of Color Exhibit, Inc., Zarephath Academy and Evangelist James Graham Outreach Ministry kickoff a monthly lecture series �Unleashing Potential to a New Generation� beginning August 15-16, 2008 in preparation of the grand re-opening of Davis Street School as a private Science and Technology Academy for middle and high school students. Delegates of the initiative highly encourage the entire community to honor Mr. Forde and join in rallying students and parents for the upcoming school year.

Evan B. Forde awarded Congressional Commendation (2008)

Evan B. Forde is awarded a Congressional Commendation for his ongoing contributions to science education.