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Meet the Team

Teacher - Chantelle Rose

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Graham High School
St.Paris , Ohio
United States

Chantelle Rose has been intrigued by the out-of-doors her entire life. As a child she enjoyed camping trips with her family, canoeing expeditions, and spending every day of every summer outside. Her resulting sense of adventure has led her to travel to three continents and earn a seat on a sub-orbital spaceflight. She choose the field of education to inspire, excite, and engage students in the amazing opportunities that abound for them! She has been teaching since 1995 and has taught every grade level. Chantelle received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Urbana University in 1995. She received her Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Dayton in 1998.

Ms. Rose currently teaches at Graham High School, where she has taught Environmental Science, Physical Science, Science in Ohio, Science Proficiency Lab, and Biology I. Her students have the opportunity to explore aviation in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers, visit Ordovician bedrock to learn about ancient Ohio, and utilize their school land lab to study the local flora and fauna.

Ms. Rose also serves as a Volunteer for Girl Scouts and organizes school and recreation Pee Wee Cheerleading. Her hobbies include traveling and spending time enjoying nature with her family.

Researcher - Carin Ashjian

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole , Massachusetts
United States

Dr. Carin Ashjian studies marine biology and ecology with a special interest in the ecology of zooplankton in the Polar Regions, as these ecosystems may be significantly impacted by climate change. Her studies have taken her to both the Arctic and the Antarctic. For the past seven years, she has been working in the ocean near Barrow AK using a research vessel to study how and why this region is a feeding hotspot for bowhead whales during their fall migration from Canada to the Bering Sea. She also has worked from a much larger research vessel, the USCGC Healy, to study zooplankton in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. Past research has taken her to the Sea of Japan, the Norwegian Sea, Georges Bank, the Gulf Stream, and the California Current. She is a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she has worked since 1995.


February 13, 2012 Thoughts on My PolarTREC Experience - A Reflection

Nearly two months have passed since I walked down the gangway of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy for the final time. Getting home the week of Christmas ensured there was plenty to do and last minute preparations to be made. Celebrating the holidays and the New Year, returning to the...

December 20, 2011 Home Sweet Home

After 28 hours of travel time through 4 airports, I have arrived at home at last. There are just a few days remaining before Christmas to prepare for the holidays. I will be posting some final reflections, travel pictures and of course more resources in the coming weeks. Thank you to everyone...

December 17, 2011 Land Ho - Dutch Harbor!!

The sun was gorgeous when we arrived off Dutch Harbor
Yesterday, we were able to conduct a final net tow before heading into Summer Bay, just off Dutch Harbor. As the Main lab was being “put away” around him, Dr. Campbell worked diligently to pick some last copepods for genetics analysis back in the lab.

December 16, 2011 Big Waves and the Arctic Service Medal

What an honor...
Last night Healy took some major waves over the fantail, such large waves that the Aft Staging area door was damaged.

December 15, 2011 Continued Bad Weather and Meet a USCG Academy Graduate!

Large wave crashes over the fantail
The weather in the Bering Sea is continuing to make Science operations difficult. We are operating in the worst seas we have seen this voyage. Huge waves crashing over the fantail caused a few problems. The fantail and focsule areas of the ship were secured due to high seas.

Project Information

A Winter Expedition to Explore the Biological and Physical Conditions of the Bering, Chucki, and Southern Beaufort Seas
USCGC Healy in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas
2 November 2011
22 December 2011

Where are They?

Carin describing where they are sampling.
Carin describing where they are sampling.

The team will live and work from the United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy. While onboard, they will traverse the Bering Sea and break ice to reach the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The Healy was designed from the keel up for icebreaking and polar research in diverse fields of science and engineering. There are accommodations for up to 50 scientists. The Healy is designed to break 4 feet of ice continuously at 3 knots and can operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees F.

What are they Doing?

During this cruise, the team plans to collect some of the first winter information ever collected on the biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. In particular, they will be studying a very small crustacean called a copepod. Copepods make up the base of the ocean food chain. In addition to studying the ecology, scientists will be onboard looking at chlorophyll, marine mammals, and birds. Data collected during the cruise will be used to predict the future impacts of climate change on the oceans.


Title Date About Type
Local Teacher calls in from Alaskan Expedition 22 May 2012 Dayton's News Program, Fox 45 in the Morning, talks with teacher Chantelle Rose directly from the... Web Link
The Incredible Shrinking Cup Overview Students decorate polysterene cups later to be submerged in the ocean. Subsequent... Lesson
Polar Projects Overview Students chose a research project, from one of seven suggested projects, to complete in... Lesson
NSF Press Release - Even in Winter, Life Persist in Arctic Seas 22 February 2012 Results from PolarTREC teacher Chantelle Rose's research cruise to the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort... Article
Chantelle Rose - Back from the Arctic 8 February 2012 Tara Hastings, WDTN Meteorologist visited Graham High School to talk with PolarTREC teacher... Article
Chantelle Rose on Dayton Fox 45 29 December 2011 PolarTREC teacher, Chantelle Rose made a follow-up Guest appearance on the Dayton Fox 45 Morning... Web Link
Chantelle Rose on Alaska's KTUU TV 14 December 2011 While on the Winter Sampling expedition PolarTREC teacher Chantelle Rose was interviewed by Alaska'... Video
Miami Valley Teacher Heads to the Arctic 2 November 2011 PolarTREC Teacher Chantelle Rose is featured in this WDTN Channel 2 News Story before her departure... Web Link
Ohio Teacher Explores Arctic Onboard Icebreaker - Video 14 December 2011 Video of PolarTREC teacher Chantelle Rose and the Winter Sampling Expedition aboard USCG Cutter... Video
Ohio Teacher Explores Arctic Onboard Icebreaker 14 December 2011 This is a web story from a featured news story on Channel 2 KTUU TV, Anchorage's New Source on... Article

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