Your browser doesn't support Javascript.
Our website is moving to theNOAA Fisheriessite. Most new content is posted there. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition. Pleaseemail uswith questions.
NEFSC home » Newsroom »
listening to whales
NOAA Teacher at Sea Kim Gogan (left) listens to the sounds of whales as Genevieve Davis from the NEFSC's Protected Species Branch explains acoustic monitoring during the April 2014 AMAPPS and Turtle Abundance Survey on the Gordon Gunter. Photo credit:  NOAA Teacher at Sea program.
decorating drifter
Decorating a Global Drifter Buoy with student-made stickers from the Howard Gray School in Scottsdale, Arizona, was one of many activites for Teacher at Sea Sue Cullumber. She was aboard the Gordon Gunter in June 2013 for an NEFSC Ecosystems Monitoring Survey. Photo credit: NOAA Teacher at Sea program.
piloting HABCAM
Teacher at Sea Eric Velarde co-pilots HABCAM during Leg 1 of the NEFSC sea scallop survey in June 2013 aboard the R/V Hugh Sharp. Photo credit: NOAA Teacher at Sea program.

May 5, 2014
Contact: Shelley Dawicki

NOAA Teachers at Sea Aboard the Henry B. Bigelow, Gordon Gunter

Teachers from New Hampshire and Ohio joined NEFSC cruises aboard NOAA ships in April and May as part of the NOAA Teacher at Sea (TAS) program, and several other teachers will be joining cruises on these ships later this spring and summer. 

The TAS program, established in 1990, provides teachers from kindergarten through college with real-world, hands-on research experience at sea by working with NOAA scientists and ship’s crew on a variety of research missions. 

The teachers document their time at sea through blogs, photos, and other information about their at-sea research work, including personal stories about the experience. Many of the trips occur during the school year, enabling students to follow their teacher’s journey and participate in the research as it happens.

Kim Gogan, a biology and earth science teacher at Newport Middle and High School in Newport, N.H., was aboard the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter April 7- April 29 during Leg II of the Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) and Turtle Abundance Survey.

Ohio teacher Christopher Henricksen is a member of the science party aboard the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow May 5-16 on Leg III of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)’s spring bottom trawl survey. Henricksen teaches science and history at the Mark Twain Elementary School in Westerville, Ohio. 

This summer, middle school teacher Janelle Harrier-Wilson from the Lanier Middle School in Sugar Hill, Georgia, will join a NEFSC research cruise, and other teachers will join cruises later in the year.

In 2013, eight teachers from around the country joined NEFSC cruises aboard NOAA ships Bigelow and Gordon Gunter and the research vessel Hugh Sharp:

Angela Green teaches science at Tecumseh Middle School in New Carlise, Ohio. She was aboard the Gordon Gunter April 29-May 11, 2013 for the Northern Right Whale Survey. 

Melanie Lyte worked with the scientific crew on the Gordon Gunter May 20-31, 2013 on leg II of the Northern Right Whale Survey. She teaches all subjects at East Greenbush Central Schools in Troy, NY.

Sue Cullumber, a science teacher at the Howard Gray School in Scottsdale, Arizona, participated in the Ecosystems Monitoring Survey (EcoMon) on the Gordon Gunter June 5-24, 2013. 

Beverly Owens teaches science at Crest Middle School in Shelby, North Carolina. She was aboard the Henry Bigelow June 10-24, 2013 for the deep-sea corals and benthic habitat cruise that explored deepwater canyons  off the northeast  U.S. coast. 

Eric Velarde teaches 9-12th grade honors earth/environmental science, honors biology, and physical science at The Early/Middle College at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was aboard the Hugh Sharp June 13-24, 2013 on Leg 1 of the NEFSC sea scallop survey. 

During June 26-July 7, 2013, Sheri Gee worked aboard the Hugh Sharp on Leg II of the 2013 NEFSC sea scallop survey. She teaches aquatic science and AP environmental science at John Paul Stevens High School in San Antonio, Texas.

Virginia Warren teaches physical science, life science, and social studies at Breitling Elementary School in Grand Bay, Alabama. She joined the R/V Hugh Sharp July 9-19, 2013, for the final leg of the 2013 NEFSC sea scallop survey. 

John Clark joined the Henry B. Bigelow in September 2013 for a leg of the NEFSC autumn bottom trawl. Clark teaches physics and chemistry at Deltona High School in Deltona, Florida. 

Related links:

# # #

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center conducts ecosystem-based science supporting stewardship of living marine resources under changing climatic conditions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to protecting and preserving our nation's living marine resources and their habitat through scientific research, management and enforcement. NOAA Fisheries Service provides effective stewardship of these resources for the benefit of the nation, supporting coastal communities that depend upon them, and helping to provide safe and healthy seafood to consumers and recreational opportunities for the American public. Join NOAA Fisheries on Facebook, Twitter and our other social media channels.

NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and our other social media channels.

Link disclaimer | Email webmaster | Privacy policy |     File Modified Dec 14, 2017