Ecosystem Study of the Chukchi Shoal
Meet the Team
Teacher - Deanna Wheeler
Passionate about land and water, Deanna Wheeler is inspired to make sure that "no child is left inside". Hands on, real science is her priority. From hatching, raising, and releasing yellow perch and horseshoe crabs to participating in a pilot sturgeon project, her students discover how connected they are to the world around them. Ms. Wheeler's love of learning and the outdoors meld together in her professional and personal life. She is dedicated as a teacher and as a citizen to better understand and protect the environment for positive impacts on individuals, the community, and the health of our environment. Ms. Wheeler cherishes time spent with her family, exploring, camping, kayaking, reading, and just having fun.
Researcher - Lee Cooper
Lee Cooper is a research scientist with the State University System of Maryland, and has been working in the Arctic for approximately 30 years on interdisciplinary research problems. He is interested in high latitude oceanography, but has also worked on land, and in freshwater systems. His research specialty is biogeochemistry and he presently studies biological changes in the northern Bering Sea. He is committed to public service in support of improving arctic research through service on committees, organizing workshops, and teaching and public outreach responsibilities through the University of Maryland. Read more about Lee Cooper here [http://arctic.cbl.umces.edu]
Where are They?
What are they Doing?
Previous work in the area has profiled the biogeochemistry of the northern Chuckhi sea but this study will focus more particularly on the Hanna Shoal region, looking at phytoplankton and zooplankton in the open ocean as well as the physical oceanography through direct measurement of circulation, density fields and ice conditions.
|Massillon Native, Teacher to Explore Chukchi Sea||6 August 2012||Online newspaper from Massillon, Ohio interviews teacher Deanna Wheeler about her second PolarTREC...||Article|
|Parks Teacher to Embark on an Arctic Journey for the Second Time||25 July 2012||This press release in the Bayonet online newspaper from Maryland outlines teacher Deanna Wheeler's...||Article|
|Follow the Polar Expedition! A Student Activity Booklet||Follow the Polar Expedition is a booklet designed for students to help them learn about the 2012...||Activity|
|Parks Teacher to Embark on an Arctic Journey for the 2nd Time||27 July 2012||Article from newspaper describing PolarTREC teacher Deanna Wheeler's expedition to the Chucki Sea...||Article|