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.
Dana Chu teaches Science, Math, and Spanish at Florin High School in Sacramento, CA. Dana was aboard NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada.
Spencer Cody teaches Science at Hoven High School in Hoven, SD. Spencer was aboard NOAA Ship Fairweather.
Mary Cook teaches Earth Science at Scammon Bay School in Scammon Bay, AK. Mary was aboard R/V Norseman II.
Denise Harrington teaches all subjects at South Prairie Elementary in Tillamook, OR. Denise was aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II.
Julia Harvey teaches science at South Eugene High School in Eugene, OR. Julia was aboard NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai.
Nichia Huxtable teaches biology and environmental science at Fillmore High School in Fillmore, CA. Nichia was aboard NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada.
Donna Knutson teaches physical science at Century High School in Bismarck, ND. Donna was aboard R/V Hugh R. Sharp.
Lynn Kurth teaches Science at Prairie River Middle School in Merrill, WI. Lynn was aboard NOAA Ship Rainier.
Barney Peterson teaches environmental science at James Monroe Elementary School in Everett, WA. Barney was aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II.
Cathrine Prenot teaches science at Estacado High School in Lubbock, TX. Cathrine was aboard NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada.
Sandra Thornton teaches science at Broadwater Academy in Exmore, VA. Sandra was aboard USCGC Healy.
Virginia Warren teaches Science and Social Studies at Breitling Elementary School in Grand Bay, AL. Virginia was aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson.