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Local teacher travels the ocean

Bringing knowledge back to students


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Local teacher Jim Stewart learned scientific techniques on a recent ocean voyage.A Lake Oswego resident will have a little extra something to share with his students — a Pacific Ocean adventure.

Oregon Connections Academy science teacher Jim Stewart traveled to Victoria British Columbia, Canada last month in a 469-foot scientific ocean drilling vessel called the JOIDES Resolution. Those on board took samples from the ocean floor, performing geological studies.

Stewart received hands-on training on scientific techniques, and he is sharing his knowledge with students, focusing on the experiments and operations of the ship.

“I’m hoping to share how exciting and stimulating it is to learn about our planet and its oceans,” Stewart said.

Stewart joined other teachers for the trip, offered by School of Rock Expedition for Educators, a special, multi-day, sea voyage workshop for teachers.

He was thrilled the academy, an online public charter school, afforded him the opportunity.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” he said.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jim Stewart, a Lake Oswego resident, performed geological studies while at sea.

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