Monday, December 2, 2013

Catching Up With the Jason Argonauts

Two Spring Branch ISD ninth-graders returned recently from their “Argonaut” Caribbean Sea research trip from Puerto Rico to Antigua that included living, working and sleeping aboard the Exploration Vessel (EV) Nautilus.

Selected earlier as 2013 National Jason Argonaut team members were two SBISD freshmen, Chase Gonsoulin of Northbrook High School and Paloma June of Westchester Academy for International Studies. During their Oct. 17-21 research trip on the EV Nautilus, Chase and Paloma learned about sea navigation, cartography and oceanographic sampling techniques, among other topics.

On their trip, they also learned about remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) used in sea research, hiked in Antigua up a hill and through a rainforest, and saw the sun set on a Caribbean beach. Both students posted blogs with photographs during their Argonaut trip.


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