Stephen Tomasetti: An Introduction, August 8, 2014

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Stephen Tomasetti
Aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II
August 11 – 25, 2014

Introduction

As a teacher in Brooklyn, New York who originally comes from Florida, I am excited to return to my home state to take part in the “Critter Cruise” aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II. In two days, I will be flying to Jacksonville, Florida to meet the crew and board the ship. Now I am finishing up with packing and double checking that I have everything I will need. I am excited!

Looking over the Hudson River in upstate New York

Looking over the Hudson River in upstate New York

I teach a wonderful group of high school students at Brooklyn Frontiers High School, in downtown Brooklyn. This past year a group of these students and I journeyed to upstate New York for an Ecological Field trip filled with foraging, hiking, team building, and s’mores!

BFHS Students leading a presentation on their overnight trip experience

BFHS Students leading a presentation on their overnight trip experience

As a Biology teacher who lives and teaches in New York City, I look forward to sharing this experience with my students, as we connect together to the natural world that exists just outside of our apartment doors. Additionally, I expect to engage students in conversations about what real scientists are doing in the field, and what wide-ranging, exciting career opportunities there are in the field of science!