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Kelly Dilliard aboard the Gordon Gunter on the Northern right whale survey.
DJ Kast
DJ Kast aboard the Henry B. Bigelow filtering nutrient water during the ecosystems monitoring survey.
Emily Whalen
Emily Whalen with a sea raven aboard the Henry B. Bigelow during leg 4 of the spring bottom trawl survey.

June 1, 2015
Contact: Shelley Dawicki

NOAA Teachers at Sea Bring the Ocean Home from NEFSC Research and Survey Cruises

Kelly Dilliard, DJ Kast and Emily Whalen will have a lot to share with their students this fall.  All three have been on NEFSC surveys during the past month or are still at sea. Two more NOAA Teachers at Sea will join their ranks in June.

Kelly Dilliard teaches meteorology, physical science, environmental geology, geology, historical geology and oceanography at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.  She is aboard the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter during the Northern Right Whale Survey May 15 through June 5.

DJ Kast teaches science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has been aboard the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow with scientists conducting ecosystems monitoring on the Northeast Shelf May 19 through June 3.

Emily Whalen, a teacher at the Next Charter School in Derry, New Hampshire, spent two weeks on the Bigelow April 27-May 10 during leg 4 of the spring bottom trawl survey.

In June, teachers Tom Savage and Trevor Hance will be the latest NOAA Teachers at Sea to join an NEFSC research cruise or survey.  Savage teaches earth science, chemistry, and physical science at Henderson County Early College High School in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He will join the Henry B Bigelow for the cetacean and turtle research cruise June 7-19.

Hance teaches outdoor learning to fifth graders at the Laurel Mountain Elementary School in Austin, Texas. He will join the R/V Hugh Sharp June 12-24 during the annual sea scallop survey.

Learn more about their experiences from their blogs and about other NEFSC field research on the NEFSC field science blog.

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