NOAA’s Teacher at Sea 2023 Field Season

Below is a list of the NOAA Teachers at Sea for the 2023 Field Season. Once they embark on their cruise, you can gain access to their logs which document their missions at sea and offer a wealth of information about the research being conducted as well as personal stories. 

Lisa Carlson teaches fourth grade at Glenwood Elementary in Virginia Beach, VA. She sailed on a hake survey aboard NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada

Jenny Gapp is a school librarian at Peninsula Elementary in Portland, OR. She sailed on a hake survey aboard NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada

Laura Guertin teaches oceanography and earth science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, PA. She sailed on a pollock survey aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson.

Julie Hayes teaches life science, ecology, and STEM at Macon R-1 Middle School in Macon, MO. She sailed on a reef fish survey aboard NOAA Ship Pisces.

Martin McClure teaches third grade at Nokomis Elementary in Ukiah, CA. He sailed on a shark survey aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II.

Elli Simonen teaches algebra and calculus at Special Music School in New York, NY. She sailed on a hydrographic survey aboard NOAA Ship Fairweather.

Gail Tang teaches mathematics at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. She sailed on a Hawaiian cetacean survey on NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette.

Germaine Thomas teaches oceanography, marine biology, and chemistry at Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School in Anchorage, AK. She sailed on a pollock survey aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson.

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