Dr. Peter Lawton, co-PI for the Gulf of Maine Census, and other researchers are exploring and mapping biodiversity in a swath of ocean extending from the Bay of Fundy to the New England Seamounts. Underwater photos, onboard research and interviews with scientists can be found in their daily blog.
Follow teacher Heather Pacheco on her blog she’s keeping for Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution while on the R/V Knorr with Senior Scientist Lloyd Keigwin and his team of scientists. She, along with two fellow Massachusetts teachers, represents the K-12 Outreach Keigwin chose to include for the mandatory “Broader Impacts” component of his federally funded grant through NSF (National Science Foundation). Heather encourages you to start your thinking about the possibility of connecting with researchers at institutions in your state (or nearby). Read the blog: http://studying-climate-ocean.blogspot.com
This year the Palmer LTER Education & Outreach Program launches Changing Your Latitude – an interactive blog expanded this year to include posts from researchers at Palmer Station and then later aboard the 230-foot icebreaker Laurence M. Gould. The Blog
You can track the ship, explore the environment with Google Earth, view more photographs and enjoy videos. Educators can download newly designed instructional materials that parallel the scientific research and encourage students to post questions directly to the scientists.