Atlantic Ocean – NOAA Teacher at Sea

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August 30, 2014 by Dr. G

I’m posting this just ahead of my next adventure – my journey out at sea!  For the next three weeks, I’ll be participating in the NOAA Teacher at Sea program and joining the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson for a hydrographic survey in the Atlantic Ocean.  I’m thrilled about this opportunity to reconnect with my oceanography roots (my graduate degree is in marine geology & geophysics), and I’ll also be teaching my oceanography course online from the boat – in essence, teaching about the ocean, from the ocean!

I won’t be blogging about the research cruise on this site, as NOAA as their own blog for all participants in the Teacher at Sea program.  You can read my first post and second post (both pre-cruise) online, which provide some more background about my education and prior NOAA experiences, as well as some background on NOAA, the NOAA Corps, and the NOAA fleet.  My goal (pending successful internet connectivity!) is to post every few days at the NOAA site, which will be complete with images and stories – and yes, assignments for my students back on campus.

Join me on the journey at sea!  Follow along at: http://teacheratsea.wordpress.com/category/laura-guertin/ and see if you can follow my ship (TJ) on the NOAA Shiptracker map: http://shiptracker.noaa.gov/Home/Map

 

NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222)The NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson – my home for the next three weeks!  Photo by NOAA (http://www.moc.noaa.gov/tj/index.html) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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