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Patty Cie Studies Ocean Ecosystems on the Healy Icebreaker
15 May - 23 June 2004


UPDATES Other SBI-Healy Teacher Expeditions:
Project Armada (http://www.armadaproject.org) currently is supporting teacher, Stephen Schmidt, on the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. To learn more about his experience, click here and look under the "Shipboard Reports" for the "Daily Teachers Journal".

Patty Cie has returned home from the Healy Icebreaker. Read her journal entries here.

Patty was aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy as part of a collaboration between TREC and a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers (RET) project at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Patty lived and worked on the ship alongside scientists from all over the world collecting marine samples for later analysis in the United States.


Patty teaches 8th grade integrated science at Yelm Middle School in Yelm, Washington, and will be participating in an intensive 6-week research cruise. Patty and the research team will be collecting samples in order to assess the possible effects of climate change on the delicate ecosystems along the Arctic coast. Much of the cruise will be spent breaking through various levels of fast ice (ice anchored to the coast) giving Patty plenty of opportunity to observe migrating whales, walrus, and birds as well as scavenging polar bears.



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Healy Icebreaker - Teacher's Journal
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:53 pm by Patty_Cie
June 22, 2004 Tuesday

This is my last journal entry from the field. Forty days have come and gone, and I have learned far more than I could ever have imagined. I take with me a new appreciation for...

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Healy Icebreaker - Ask the Teacher
Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:38 pm by Anonymous
Hello Ms. Cie,
we had a really fun time drawing pictures of Rachael's experiment to understand how she was setting up her trials. I cut and pasted her experiment description along with your question...

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