Archive for the ‘Science at Sea’ Category

Attending Science at Sea was terrific! The information I learned, the sights I saw, the friends I met, and the memories made will always be treasured. I learned so much from Steve, fellow science teachers, and John and his wisdom of Alaska history and nature.

Tiffany Floria – Fitchburg Public Schools – Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Science at Sea is an experiential professional development program. As a geology college professor, I benefited from all aspects of this experience. I left energized and inspired to incorporate even more innovative teaching strategies into my virtual and traditional classrooms.

Dr. Elaine Fagner – McLennan Community College

Hands down one of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience to learn from Steve, John and Chris. It was so nice to be surrounded by like-minded people who continue to challenge each other to be the best teachers we can be. I made connections that will last a lifetime. I am so grateful for this experience.

Nikki Stewart – Genoa Christian Academy – Delaware, Ohio

“Best Day Ever” is not strong enough to describe the Science at Sea program. From the moment we signed up to the moment we stepped foot back into Vancouver, we were part of something special. Every session on the ship was tailored for fun and engagement, each excursion was memorable, seeing whales and riding railways, to the personal touch to make you feel that each day was truly a day you will never forget. Science at Sea was life-changing and I can’t wait to share what I learned, the photos I took, and the experiences I created back into my classroom.

Jessica Minton – Houston High School – Germantown, TN

Thanks again for such an amazing Science at Sea 2022 experience. I will never forget the memories and lasting friendships I made.


Brad Rhew – Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools – High Point, NC

My family and I have returned for our 6th(!) Science at Sea trip. We come back because the people and connections we make on these trips are priceless. We always learn something new and get to share a genuinely unique experience each time. The Spangler team put together a top-notch team of folks to guide us on our adventures. We return from the trip refreshed, recharged, and ready to take on whatever comes next.


Ellen Peterson – Gillette Community College

While this is billed as a professional development experience for educators, non-educators like me had a fabulous time (and learned so much without even knowing it). That’s the magic of what Steve does. Our head naturalist, John Scheerens, was a wealth of knowledge and very approachable. Steve also kept us on our toes during our time at sea by presenting us with engaging science lessons. This trip is truly an Alaskan cruise with a huge bonus!

Josie Kesler – Curriculum Writer – Cypress, TX