William Schmoker of the Centennial Middle School in Boulder, Colorado, has participated in the US GEOTRACES Arctic cruise as a “Teacher at Sea” sponsored by Polar-Trec (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating). The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together.
Bill Schmoker is an experienced PolarTREC teacher. He has decades of educational experience in and out of the classroom, teaching preschoolers through retirees in formal and informal settings. A widely published bird/wildlife photographer, author, and public speaker, Bill finds adventure and seeks new knowledge wherever he finds himself, whether gardening in his back yard or 800 miles north of Barrow, Alaska in the Arctic Ocean pack ice. As a part of the GEOTRACES team, he will be researching trace elements that are critical for marine life and therefore influence the functioning of ocean ecosystems and the global carbon cycle.
Follow Bill Schmoker journal at: http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/us-arctic-geotraces
As part of this project, educational resources will be made available. Stay toned!
Picture: PolarTREC Teacher Bill Schmoker at the North Pole.
(From PolarTREC website)