Member Details

Name: Simone Welch
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Oyster Bilingual ES
Location:
Washington, DC
United States

About

Simone Welch can't imagine living life without science. Growing up with a father who was a coral reef ecologist, she has traveled to many islands and coasts while he conducted his research. After graduating from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Ms. Welch worked in journalism for National Public Radio and National Geographic. After returning to school for a master’s degree in education, Ms. Welch taught for the Peace Corps in West Africa before becoming an elementary school science teacher at Oyster Bilingual Elementary in Washington, D.C. She hopes that her students leave her classroom each day with science not only in their heads but on their clothes and hands too! Ms. Welch is an amateur photographer, and her other personal interests include snowboarding, rock climbing, yoga, and most of all, traveling. She hopes to someday become a limnologist, but to never stop teaching.

Journals

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10 June 2009 Washington, D.C.
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12 May 2009 Dutch Harbor, Land Ho!
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10 May 2009 Bering Sea, Heading towards Dutch Harbor
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8 May 2009 Bering Sea, Surrounded by water flat as glass…
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7 May 2009 5/7/09 Bering Sea, On the 70 meter line
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4 May 2009 05/04/09 Bering Sea, NW of St. Matthews Island Farewell ice… (Video)
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30 April 2009 Bering Sea, In "Bloom"
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28 April 2009 Bering Sea, NW of St. Matthews Island
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27 April 2009 Bering Sea, SW of St. Matthews Island
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25 April 2009 Bering Sea, NE of the Pribilof Islands
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23 April 2009 Bering Sea, Sloshing About in Open Water
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22 April 2009 Bering Sea, NW of Walrus Island
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21 April 2009 Bering Sea, 62 miles NE of St. Paul
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20 April 2009 Bering Sea, 42 mi SW of Nunivak Island
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19 April 2009 Bering Sea, SW of Nunivak Island again
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17 April 2009 Bering Sea, Heading Southeast
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15 April 2009 Bering Sea, Somewhere near the International Date Line
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14 April 2009 Bering Sea, Back on the Ice
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13 April 2009 Bering Sea, 104 miles East of Cape Navarin, Russia
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11 April 2009 Bering Sea, In the Cold Room
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12 April 2009 Bering Sea, 134 miles East of Cape Navarin, Russia
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9 April 2009 Bering Sea, 26 mi SW of Pinnacle Island
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8 April 2009 Bering Sea, Southeast of St. Matthews Island
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7 April 2009 Atop the Ice
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4 April 2009 Bering Sea
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