Teacher at Sea
Joining the scientists and crew aboard the R/V Melville is Lori Savage, an instructor at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon. Lori teaches mathematics, science and life skills classes to teenagers and adults who are working to obtain their certificates of General Educational Development (GED). While participating in the 2006 Ring of Fire Expedition, Lori will explore unique opportunities at sea to connect ocean exploration with adult learners and the general public. Lori is a participant in the Oregon Ocean Sciences and Math Collaborative Project. This project, now in its second year, delivers professional development through a series of institutes for instructors who teach in federally-funded Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) programs administered through the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.
The Web site for educational support of this program and the participating teachers at sea is Ocean Science Station at http://literacyworks.org/ocean/ .
Questions can be sent to the explorers at sea, including Lori, by clicking on the Ask an Explorer link.
For More Information
Contact Paula Keener-Chavis, national education coordinator for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, for more information.
Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.