*Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway
Thanks R. Alex Anderson for those lyrics and thanks Jimmy B- for the tunes I am so used to hearing.
I know, it’s not Christmas, but this is the song that keeps popping in my head! Of course, if you ask my father in law, everyday is a good day for Christmas music!
Aloha, from the island of O’ahu. After a long day of flying and weeks of planning to get here, I feel so thankful that I made it to Hawaii. At the last minute flights had to be majorly rearranged due to crazy weather in Atlanta. But after a trip on the Florida Tri-Rail and a flight out of Miami I touched Aloha soil!
My first acronym shout goes to PolarTREC, with TREC standing for Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating. I appreciate the overall support of PolarTREC whether I am in the poles or not, they realize as I do that “we are all connected, we are all affected.” I am thrilled to have this site to come home to as I share my Teacher Researcher Experiences via journaling.
I am starting off on a TRE, Teacher Researcher Experience with the STARS program hosted by C-MORE. STARS stands for Sending Teachers Aboard Research Ships and C-MORE stands for Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education. A big shout out to Jim Foley, who hosts this program.
I will sail on the beautiful research vessel called the Kilo Moana. The Kilo Moana is a SWATH ship (more on that later). While on the vessel the primary objective will be to watch, learn and reproduce some of the work that the HOT scientists are doing.
One of the first things that you do aboard a research vessel is to have a meeting with the captain. After the meeting you practice safety drills. The drills include, listening for the whistle to blow, testing your personal floatation device, trying on your gumby suit and observing the life boats.
Extra Credit question points for the day. * These have to be submitted by Friday, February 21, 2014 to my Pope John Paul II address to get credit. On Saturday, I will be posting the answers.* eeubanks [at] pjpii.org
Thank you for all who have participated. The answers can be found at the bottom of the page.
- What does it mean to say that the Kilo Moana is a SWATH ship?
- What does the acronym “HOT” stand for, in reference to the scientists work and part B- what does HOT DOGS stand for?
Again, all answers should be submitted to me no later than Friday, February 21, 2014 by 8pm EST to receive credit. 1. A SWATH ship means that is a Small Waterplane area Twin Hull. - it is supposed to be a very smooth ride. 2. HOT stands for Hawaiin Ocean Time series. HOT DOGS are good to eat.. nah.. HOT DOGS Hawaiin Ocean Time Series Data Extraction and Graphical User Interface