Walter Charuba: Introductory Blog, July 17, 2011


NOAA Teacher at Sea
Walter Charuba
Aboard R/V Savannah
July 18 — 29, 2011

Mission: Reef Fish Survey
Geographical Area: Southeast Atlantic Ocean
Date: July 17, 2011

Personal Log

Hello, my name is Walter Charuba, Mr. Charuba to my students.  I am introducing my first blog. I am a sixth grade science teacher at Brownell Middle School in Grosse Pointe. The reason I am wriiting this blog is that I am out on the Atlantic, off the coast of Georgia and Florida, on the scientific reasearch vessel, Savannah. I was granted this opportunity with the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program. I just embarked on this voyage this morning. (This is one time I used the word “voyage” and really meant it.)

The purpose of this excursion is to collect samples of reef fish off the coast of Florida.  I plan to get into greater details when I experience more of my surroundings. It is kind of like science class–it is best to learn by doing. Another reason I am keeping this short is the ship is rocking a bit and I think I will be better to handle the motion tomorrw.  Please keep reading in the future because I am truly excited to give details about this wonderful opportunity. If the email connection can handle it, I will also send some images.

Sincerely,

Mr. Charuba

4 responses to “Walter Charuba: Introductory Blog, July 17, 2011

  1. BUGGERY ON THE HIGH SEAS! LET’S HOPE YOU ARE IN INTERNATIONAL
    WATERS. ALL KIDDING ASIDE. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, AND EVERYONE
    DOWN UNDER WISHES YOU WELL. AS YOU WILL FIND OUT THERE ARE HARDLY
    ANY BIG FISH ANY MORE. I’LL TALK TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE ONCE AGAIN
    A LAND LUBBER. ON A SEAWORTHY NOTE, ANNA BLIGH , OUR PREMIER
    OF THE GREAT STATE OF QUEENSLAND IS A DIRECT DECENDENT OF CAPTAIN
    BLIGH. AFTER THE HMAS BOUNTY INCEDENT,HE MOVED TO QUEENSLAND
    AND WAS ONE OF OUR GOVERNORS. ON ANOTHER UNRELATED NOTE,
    OWSLEY, OF THE ”LSD MAKER FAME” JUST PAST AWAY RECENTLY. HE LIVED ABOUT 30 KMS FROM US ON THE ATHERTON TABLELANDS. ONE OF THE
    GREATFUL DEAD’S DRUMMERS ALSO LIVES DOWN HERE.

    I HAVE A LOT OF LOWLEY FRIENDS…….
    AND THEY FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS.

    WE WILL TOAST YOU TONIGHT AT THE GREAT WESTERN PUB….
    FOR UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS I STAND WITH A CAN OF VB IN
    MY HAND.

    TAKE CARE LITLLE BRO,
    DON
    Reply

  2. But what I really want to know is if are you writing your science school improvement plan AND finishing your common assessments? After all, if the bull is running 21 km per hour towards a cow that is 112 meters away what would the likelihood be that a spotted dolphin and her calf would show up?

    Laura Mikesell

  3. started out reading your blog because I thought you were from Savannah here in Georgia where I live, but I have grown to enjoy reading yours as well as as many of the others I can make time for. I like being able to live just a bit of my Alby Mangels dream through you guys!

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