Published 4:59 PM. EST August 26, 2016
SBISD teacher Shawn Gregg (left) participated in an expedition on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus. Image courtesy of Exploration Vessel Nautilus.
A Spring Branch ISD teacher was one of several lucky teachers to spend four days aboard a science research vessel along the California coast.
Each summer, science teachers are selected to participate in an expedition on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus.
Shawn Gregg, a Spring Branch teacher, was one of them. He sees the opportunity as way to get students more interested in science and exploration.
"We got video evidence of it," said Gregg. "I think that makes its a lot more meaningful for them."
Videos from the expedition are often live streamed to better share the experience to students and teachers.
They are able to see various marine life including pieces from sunken ships. The expedition seasons occurs from May to September, and partners like Citgo help to make it happen.
The project is under the direction of Dr. Robert Ballard who discovered the Titanic.