Jennifer Goldner and Her Students Create Their Own Shark-Themed Coloring Book

Jennifer Goldner, a fifth-grade math teacher at Jay Public Upper Elementary School in Jay, OK, was aboard the NOAA ship Oregon II in August 2011 Scientists conducted a shark longline survey in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. During this research cruise, Ms. Goldner met Dr. William Driggers and Ms. Kristin Hannan from the NOAA Fisheries Laboratory in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  

Both scientists helped generate ideas to help her students learn more about ocean life. They helped her fill her journal with facts about sharks along with lessons to implement in the classroom.  

After a year-long collaboration, Jennifer Goldner, her fifth-grade students, Dr. Driggers and Ms. Hannan produced a scientifically accurate Shark Alphabet coloring book, called “Under the Sea with Sharks ABC’s.” You can view the book by clicking the link below.

Under the Sea with Sharks ABC’s by Mrs. Jennifer Goldner’s fifth grade class in Jay, Oklahoma, assisted by NOAA Fisheries Research Biologists: William B. Driggers III, PhD, Kristin Hannan, and NOAA Teacher at Sea Jennifer Goldner.  Read more about creation of the coloring book here. 

Seven students gathered together while one of them holds a picture.
Jay Upper Elementary Fifth Grade Illustrator and Research and Design Crew