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Teachers Who Blog Engage Students on a Higher Level

As part of the Science at Sea experience, I talked about the many benefit of teachers who blog as part of their classroom experience. At one end of the spectrum you have teachers who  are using their school sponsored blogs as a way to effectively…

Carnival of Education: It's So Much Better When You Can TOUCH Things!

We are honored to periodically host the Carnival of Education. Hats off to our good friend Jane Goodwin for all of her work on the latest Carnival. - editor Welcome to the Carnival of Education, hosted right here at Steve Spangler Science!…

Science at Sea Alaska Just Set Sail!

Just a quick post before the plane leaves from Denver to Anchorage to meet up with 100 teachers from all over the country (and three teachers from Germany). If you're wondering if there's going to be any learning taking place, take a look at…

Does the Millenium Hotel Have an Airport Shuttle?

Yes, they do.  Upon arrival at the Anchorage airport, claim your bags first, and then go to the hotel kiosk in the baggage claim area.  Find and push the Millennium button to contact them to have them pick you up.  Their shuttle is not a…

Continuing Education Credits Available to Colorado Teachers for Attending Science at Sea

One of the Science at Sea participants from Colorado called today to let us know about continuing education credit that is available through the Department of Education for educational travel. Translation... she'll receive credit for attending…

Do You Have Your Passport Yet?

We are just a few weeks away from Science at Sea and the big question is... Do you have your passport? According to new federal regulations, effective June 1, 2009 cruise ship passengers are REQUIRED to have a valid passport or passport card…

Carnival Cruise Documents Have Arrived

Hello everyone! For those of you that elected to have paper documents, I just received them today from Carnival. Keep an eye out for them to show up in your mail box in the next week. If you asked for electronic documents when you filled…

Bus Payment Needed

For those people that have not paid for the bus transportation from the hotel to the cruise port I will need your payment by next Friday May 15th.  You can either mail me a check or call in a debit/credit card.  The cost is $42 per person. Please…

Room Rates Lowered at the Millenium Hotel

I hope everyone is doing well and I know that you all have Alaska on your mind as your school years probably come to a close. In my constant struggle to get the best possible deal for everyone I contacted the Millennium Hotel to re-negotiate…

What Will Temperatures Be Like on the Cruise?

Temperatures are going to vary but I would guess it will be about 60-65 degrees during the day and probably drop down to 40-45 degrees at night. The temperature will feel a lot colder when the ship is at sea and when it is floating through…