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Cameo Slaybaugh


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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Suffolk SECEP School

Cameo Slaybaugh has dug for mammoth bones in South Dakota and searched the mountains of Mongolia for the elusive Pallas’ cats, but after earning a degree in Geology from Colgate University, she spent the next ten years working in the business world. During this time Cameo volunteered at the National Aquarium as a herpetology assistant and taught classes at the Maryland Science Center using a variety of live animals. Ms. Slaybaugh finally gave in to her love of teaching and went back to school and earned a Masters degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University. For the past 15 years Ms. Slaybaugh has taught for the Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs (SECEP), a regional public day school for emotionally disturbed children. She currently teaches a variety of subjects to students in grades 8 to 12, and is the school’s Science and Math Chair. Ms. Slaybaugh lives and plays on the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Hi Megan -

New Zealand is full of beautiful creatures.  It is actually two islands with lots of little atolls that make up the country of New Zealand.  

I like jellyfish too. 

Thanks for the question and have a great holiday.

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December 23, 2008 - 7:43am

Hi Megan -

I hve not found any of the crystals because I did not work on Mount Erebus.  My project worked under the sea ice.  We saw anemones, starfish, jellyfish, and lots of other cool animals.

I was in Antarctica for 6 weeks.  I just left yesterday morning and I am currently in...{read more}

December 17, 2008 - 11:36am
Scini Partner

Hi New Start Middle School -

It is great that you all want to make your own ROV.  It is actually a bit harder to make a skinny SCINI.  The best thing to do is use PVC pipe and propellar thrusters.  You can play around with the design of the ROV and try to make it as skinny as possible. ...{read more}

December 12, 2008 - 6:04pm
IS the ice mealting

Hi -

Yes, the ice is melting.  You can see examples everywhere.  They will be "closing" the ice to large vehicles in the next day or two.  The surface is all slushy.  As the temperatures are increasing the ice is cracking in lots of places.

A man died on the ice in the...{read more}

December 10, 2008 - 8:13pm
How are you?

Hi -

It's nice to hear from you.  I had a really nice Thanksgiving and I'm glad you did too.  I love being in Antarctica.  Every day is something new and the scenery is amazing.  I saw quite a few penguins during the first three weeks but I now I mainly see seals.  Tell Kenny I said...{read more}

December 10, 2008 - 4:44pm
Hi Auntie - You have a keen

Hi Auntie -

You have a keen eye.  It is lots of fun but it is also lots of work.  I feel a lot stronger than I did when I first got here.

Sleeping in the snow was fun.  I was proud that I did it too.  This place really pushes you to go as far as you can.  It also humbles you.  It...{read more}

December 10, 2008 - 4:48pm
Feel Better

Hi Jillian, Juan, Ricky, Rosaleo, Kris, Andreya, Zach, Sonya, Quinton, Anthony, Alex and Jesus -

I am feeling better.  The doctor gave me some antibiotics and some cough medicine and each day I feel a little bit better.  The team is really great.  Everyone helps each other and I really...{read more}

December 10, 2008 - 4:58pm

Hi Andreya -

I hope your first day went well.  I am sure that you will enjoy being in Jillian's class.

The most irritating thing so far is knowing that I have to leave.  We have been working really hard to get everything done by a certain date.  It means that we don't get to do...{read more}

December 8, 2008 - 8:10pm
Hey Cameo

Hi Sonya -

Heald Island is an amazing place.  I think the fact that no one has been there before makes it really special.  Yesterday was our last trip and we went a total of 8 times.

The weather on Heald Island could be very different from McMurdo Station.  One day it was cloudy...{read more}

December 8, 2008 - 8:16pm

Hi Jeremy -

That's a really good question.  We use four computers in the field and we take them home with us every day.  In addition we keep the tent warm and use a heater if it gets too cold outside.

We also take SCINI home every day.  We don't want anything to happen to it.  We...{read more}

December 8, 2008 - 8:19pm

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