Educational Outreach at Sea
Valerie Winzenried, a retired gifted-education teacher and an education consultant for Eastman, boarded the R/V Neil Armstrong last week. During her time at sea, she has been participating in hands-on research and data analysis along with onboard scientists. In addition, she has been interviewing researchers in order to construct lesson plans in geosciences to educate the next generation of oceanographers. She sat down with OOMG’s Joe Zambon on Thursday night to discuss ocean models, remote observations, cruise planning, and the various methods that have been used to sample the ocean’s physical parameters. It was a great experience for both as their discussion covered a wide-range of possible topics for high school education and opened the door for future communication.