During 2016, NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program performed an operational review and modified our season to focus on our alumni. Following an alumni-only application process, we placed 9 alumni on NOAA cruises for a second research experience. Meanwhile, we maintained our ongoing partnerships with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Science Foundation’s PolarTrec Program to support sailing three new teachers on NOAA cruises. Our 2016 teachers’ blog posts are listed below.
Mary Cook teaches Earth Science at Scammon Bay School in Scammon Bay, AK. Mary was aboard R/V Norseman II.
Julia Harvey teaches science at South Eugene High School in Eugene, OR. Julia was aboard NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai.
Sandra Thornton teaches science at Broadwater Academy in Exmore, VA. Sandra was aboard USCGC Healy.