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We, the undersigned, are writing out of deep concern over the possibility of the cutting of NOAA's Teacher at Sea program. This program offers teachers the life-changing opportunity to spend time on the science crew of one of NOAA's Research Vessels. Teachers return to the classroom with a new understanding of what science is, of the way science is done, and of how science should be taught. Students of teachers who participate in this wonderful program develop a near first-hand knowledge of how exciting and rewarding field work can be, and many have decided to carry that interest forward into the future. Researchers and the teachers they have partnered with develop relationships lasting long past their time at sea. These relationships benefit countless more students over the years.

The government of the United States has expressed the clear desire to increase the amount of access to STEM education programs for students and teachers. NOAA's Teacher At Sea program is a proven model with over two decades of experience delivering the highest quality training for teachers. The program has relationships with scientists and crew members which facilitates the success of the program year after year. It is the only program of its kind. Given the important work the program does and the success it has had over the years, it would be short-sighted and wasteful if we fail to continue this program. In fact, given the importance of STEM education, we should increase the reach of NOAA's Teacher At Sea Program, not reduce it.


Jacob Tanenbaum, TAS Alumni


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