Southwest Teachers' Education and Marine Expedition for Research (STEAMER) is a collaborative project providing an opportunity for K-12 teachers to participate in integrated science research using technology, during a month-long marine research expedition. Collaborative partners include the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL). As science education reforms require secondary science teachers to construct science investigations with their students, it is necessary for science teachers to experience scientific research . We invite you to join us on our adventure.
STEAMER has developed a network of schools and secondary educators from different states, to actively participate in marine research on Rhizosolenia, marine nutrient re-cycling, paleo indicators, and other pertinent issues in understanding the importance of marine investigations in relation to students’ daily lives. Video and digital images in delayed time, on-board research teacher daily logs, and answers to student email submissions will be downloaded to this web site during and after the cruise making them accessible to all secondary schools.
We invite you to get your students engaged in STEAMER. Please check out the educational activities and let the ship sail in your classroom.