High school teachers Thomas Jenkins and Susan Dee are taking their classrooms to sea this spring as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, working with scientists and crew on the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow.
Jenkins, an eighth grade science and STEM teacher at Greenon Junior/Senior High School in Enon, Ohio, was at sea April 10-25 on the annual spring bottom trawl survey off the Northeast U.S. Shelf. See his blog to find out what he has been sharing with those ashore. Many of his students have never seen the ocean, but shared in his adventure through Google Classroom and online updates.
Dee, a marine science and biology teacher at May River High School in Bluffton, SC, will join the Bigelow May 23-June 7 for the spring Ecosystem Monitoring Survey. You can follow her experiences on her blog.
Members of the Bigelow science party are also sharing some of their experiences on these surveys through the NEFSC’s Field Fresh blog.
The NOAA Teacher at Sea program began in 1990 and has enabled 700 teachers from across the country to gain first-hand experience of science and life at sea aboard NOAA research vessels.