By: Matt Rutherford On: July 29, 2015 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 4

It is 12:00 am and Matt woke me up for my watch, as usual I pull on my boots and warm layers on then emerge from my cabin. I am in awe with what I see and immediately become wide awake. Just off the bow the persistent sun casts...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 26, 2015 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 4

8th Grade STEM Students Response to “Sailing a Nearly Frozen Sea”

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 13, 2015 In: STEM Education Comments: 3

Who cares about Greenland and why is the Ocean Research Project team going there? About 90% of the island is covered in ice and the people and animals who live there rely on it staying froze. They live along the rocky fringes separated around the island by partially frozen...

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Blog 2 Aaron Anthony 8/11-8/22 I act as the grounds crew for Nicole and Matt who have been sailing up the Chesapeake Bay looking for tagged cow nose rays. They have been traveling with biotelemetry data using Vemco receivers (VR2W and VR100) trying to receive data from any tagged...

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Some people call them skates or Stingrays, the Ocean Research Project team is looking for the cownose ray. A species that has experienced an increase in population due to the gradual decrease of their main predator, sharks. We are 7 days into conducting our Bay-Wide Biotelemetry Survey. We started...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: June 20, 2014 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 2

As we head Northwest every day that we trawl our samples increase in the amount of plastic micro-debris. The other day I amused myself for a few hours and I played a game trying to catch all the floating trash that went past the boat, with a large net...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: June 20, 2014 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 1

STEM Students Elijah and Sarah learned about plastics that turn into an igneous rock found on some Hawaiian Beaches.  They found an interesting article about the topic and want to share what the learned below.

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By: Matt Rutherford On: June 11, 2014 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 0

It is day 47 and Matt and I are starting to think about what food we crave the most. We both agree a nice salad and fruit would be refreshing but then Matt changes his mind to a dozen BBQ chicken wings and I decide nachos would be tasty...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: June 2, 2014 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 2

Angry birds, is not just an amusing game APP on your smartphone but an everyday observation I have made on all 38 days sailing across the Pacific. The birds I referring to are alive and soar around the Sakura not on an electronic device. Maybe these birds are more...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: June 2, 2014 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 0

The sixth grade STEM science class has been researching plastic. They have found some shocking things that are happening despite the fact that plastic materials are used very often in our daily lives. When you take showers in the morning, did you realize that your shower curtain is made of...

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