So… You're Going to Alaska
When you tell someone that you’re taking a “science class” over the summer, you’ll probably hear moans and groans… until you tell them that the class (so to speak) is in Alaska and you’re traveling in style aboard the Carnival’s Spirit! On behalf of everyone at Steve Spangler Science, I’m really excited that you made the decision to join our group. Whenever we talk to our travel coordinators at Carnival Cruises or the people planning our excursions, we can’t wait to share the information with you. That’s why we decided to use this forum (our blog) as a way for you to stay connected with us.
Here’s our dilemma… How do we stay in touch with you? We knew that we didn’t want to inundate you with random e-mails or phone calls and traditional snail mail wasn’t even a consideration. But we also didn’t want to set-up an online forum or bulletin board where the threads were cumbersome to follow. Our solution is to post all of the announcements and updated information on this section of our blog – Getting Ready for Science at Sea.
While we’re happy to answer your questions over the phone, I would strongly encourage you to post questions on the blog so that everyone can benefit from reading the answer. Just look for our Open Mic posts scattered throughout this section.
You’re in for a trip of a lifetime. Who doesn’t like flaming desserts paraded through a dining room?
I’m ready to set sail!! I have always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise and now I can do it in the name of science. Instead of telling people I am taking a science seminar over the summer, I will tell them I am taking an Alaskan cruise. You should hear the ooohs and aaahhhs! And I’ve found two other teachers to go with me and share the fun!
At first, I was concerned (as most teachers would be) about the cost. When you break it down and see what you can tell the IRS you did for your professional development, it is definitely worth the financial sacrifice. Hopefully, some teachers can get support from business partners or their school boards. For me, it’s just worth it to combine my favorite things: the dream of an Alaskan cruise with guided tours, Steve Spangler and science!! I’m counting the days…
My husband and I are both middle school teachers, our 15 year old daughter is coming on the trip with us, she is anxious to know if anyone else is bringing their children?