Healy and Me
It's one small ocean out there. I am determined to keep on learning more and more about it. Exactly one week ago, I was on a one day mission on the Robert C. Seamans, a tall ship whose mission is to…
Last night was the weekly Science Club meeting. I have a loyal group of about 10 students who are willing to give up sitting in front of a TV, or listening to their music player to spend two hours…
Being a subsistance people, the Inupiat rely on the animals from their environment for food. I don't want to mislead the general public to think that skin boats and ivory harpoons are used to hunt…
The experience of a lifetime is one of the first things I tell anyone about my adventure in the Arctic. My life has been changing for over a year. I moved from North Carolina and left the formal…
I have been a teacher for a long time, long enough to know some teaching strategies that work. When you have to teach others about what you know, you truly learn. So my science club kids are…
Living on an island in the middle of the ocean has it's ups and downs. So does being an indigenous people. One of the reasons I wanted to be a part of PolarTREC so badly, was that I wanted my…
Sometimes wonderful things happen to you when you least expect it. Grant writing is indeed a long and involved process. Don't let anyone convince you that it's not. However, once in a while, you…
So these new lessons require materials to do them. My science budget hasn't changed. So how to finance? Write grants. There are often small grants available designed for teachers to get money to…
I am on a mission. My mission is to enlighten all 150 of my students (plus anyone else who cares to sit down and listen to my stories) about Global Warming. My mission is to plant seeds in my…
The first Hawaii Science Standard is all about doing science. Hawaii is big on asking the teachers to change their ivory pali wordspeak into real talk. I give it to my students like this,"I can…
OK- So when school started, my team's math teacher came into my room and bumped into the gigantic shrunken seal that had been soaking for 6 weeks. 'WOW!' he says. 'I want to be a part of this, let's…
From the morning buffet, I knew my time was counting down and it was very sad. I felt that the past 35 days were just such an incredible learning adventure that I didn’t want it to end. Not to…