Jillian Worssam (TAS 2008) Attends NSTA in Phoenix, AZ

Jillian Worssam (TAS 2008) represented the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program at a regional NSTA Conference in Phoenix, AZ on December 6-8, 2012.

She informed the public about Teacher at Sea and distributed NOAA education materials. Ms. Worssam’s work at the conference helped to teach science teachers and others NOAA’s mission and service to the public, as well as show their impact on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

Ms. Worssam also shared information about the TAS program during a NSTA session that highlighted NOAA resources and professional development. She said that attending the conference, “was another great opportunity to share the wealth of NOAA’s knowledge and resources with other professional educators.”

Jillian Worssam, a middle school teacher from Arizona, was aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY for 30 days in July while scientists from different organizations conducted research on the Bering Sea ecosystem. Ms.Worssam’s mission was sponsored by a partnership through PolarTREC and NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program.

To read about Jillian’s mission, please visit the PolarTREC Website to read her journal.

A woman stands in front of a NOAA Education sign.
Jillian Worssam at NOAA booth during the NSTA Regional Conference in Phoenix, AZ