NOAA Teacher at Sea
Aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II
July 11 – 19, 2014
Mission: SEAMAP Summer Groundfish Survey
Geographical Area of Cruise: Gulf of Mexico
Date: July 17, 2014
Thank you to the scientists, crewmembers, NOAA Corps Officers, fishermen, Stewards, Engineers, and every single person aboard the Oregon II. You all have a vast amount of skill, technique, knowledge, and kindness. Thank you for welcoming me aboard the Oregon II. You’ve taught me so much personally and professionally and I am beyond grateful for this chance of a lifetime. To some, I can come across as quiet. Please know that I was paying attention and taking it all in. To others, I joke a lot. I’d say excuse that but, no, that’s just me. Thank you for spending time with me and teaching me. Because of this, I have stories to tell that may put a spark in a child’s heart that may inspire them to do what you do each day. You know what? That’s pretty amazing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to everyone aboard the Oregon II. You changed me for the better.