8 June, 2000
June 8, Thursday
Well, this is our last day on the Healy. Tomorrow afternoon we'll be arriving in Nuuk, Greenland. We'll depart from the Healy with our luggage and many wonderful memories of the things we have learned, the people who we've met, the generosity we've felt as people shared their knowledge and gifts with us.
All of the people on the Healy as well as the scientists love to learn and want to help children learn. Learning has been about science, cooperation, teamwork, ship procedures, and the appreciation of beauty in our world.
It has been wonderful to be surrounded by so many talented people. These people care about children, learning, science, and our world. They have all made important contributions towards the goals of helping the Healy become a fine ship for conducting research in the Arctic. They have taken pride in the work they have done and continue to look for ways to make the Healy better and easier for scientists to use. With this teamwork and cooperation they will surely reach their goals.
We have been very lucky to have been a small part of this effort. We feel lucky to have been able to bring you along on our journey! Two other teachers, Jay Schauer from Oregon and Todd Hindman from Alaska, will take our place on the Healy for the next two weeks. You can follow Jay and Todd's adventures through their journals on the TEA Web site.
Below are some of my favorite moments. I hope that you will enjoy them, and maybe some day you'll be on a research expedition to the Arctic too! If you do, please bring us along!
Bye for now!
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DAILY DATA LOG (6/08/00)
Air Temperature: 0 degrees C / 31 degrees F
Gusty, snow flurries
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