Jennifer Goldner (TAS 2011) and Kaci Heins (TAS 2011) Attend Honeywell Educators Advanced Space Academy

NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni, Jennifer Goldner (TAS 2011) and Kaci Heins (TAS 2011), were two of fifteen teachers worldwide who were selected to attend Honeywell Educators Advanced Space Academy this summer in Huntsville, Alabama. They both had previously attended Honeywell Educators Space Academy. This Space Academy is a professional development program designed to help math and science teachers from around the world become more effective educators in science, technology, engineering, and math.  

Jennifer and Kaci performed simulated missions, participated in a robotics challenge, completed a ropes course, went scuba diving and visited the Kennedy Space Center. Jennifer stated, “It was the experience of a lifetime and Honeywell sent us home with educational supplies to enable us to share our experiences at the advanced camp with our students.” Kaci said, “It was the opportunity of a lifetime!”

Jennifer Goldner teaches fifth grade at Jay Upper Elementary School in Grove, Oklahoma. She was aboard NOAA ship Oregon II from August 11-24, 2011 while scientists conducted Bottom long line surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters.

You can read her blog here.

Kaci Heins teaches fifth grade at Peak School in Bellemont, AZ. She was aboard NOAA Ship Rainier while scientists conducted Hydrographic surveys off the coast of Alaska.  

You can read her blog here.

A woman wears a headset with controls in the background. The bottom there is a woman in a flight suit with clouds in the background.
Top: Kaci Heins, Bottom: Jennifer Goldner