Christy Millsap
Rancho Bernardo High School
With a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology, Christy Millsap joins our Teacher at Sea Program bringing with her over seven years of experience both in the classroom and at sea.  Before teaching she worked extensively with the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California.  She coordinated their visiting classroom program developing science based curriculum and scheduling outreach programs with teachers.  She has also had previous experience with going to sea, as she worked on their 70 foot research vessel called the R/V Explorer.  She presently teaches at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, California teaching Marine Science. She has spent two years working with the CCE outreach program during her summers focusing her research effort on the Chlorophyll/Temperature Time Series Project.  She is developing lesson plans to incorporate data into teaching.  Her work is published on CCE LTER’s outreach website and can be viewed at Chlorophyll Temperature Time Series Lessons.  Christy is traveling on the first leg of this cruise departing from Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma on Tuesday, September 30th 2008!

Laurie Guest
Mare Island Technology Academy Charter School
A graduate from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Laurie Guest joins our Teacher at Sea Program bringing her creativity and teaching experiences in middle school Life Science, Physics and Chemistry.  She’ll be connecting with her students at Mare Island Technology Academy Charter School located in the Vellejo School District, in Vellejo, California.  She comes to us having previously worked with Moss Landing Marine Laboratory in their Teacher Enhancement Program writing curriculum and infusing teachers with the resources to bring ocean science into their classrooms.   She combines art, science and technology in her educational projects and brings with her phenomenal outreach experience.  Her free time is spent as a volunteer, alongside doctors and scientists with the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) rescuing and rehabilitating seafaring birds. She continually participates in coastal clean-ups and is also assisting National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitoring limpets along the shores where she lives.  Laurie is traveling on the second leg of this cruise departing from Santa Barbara Pier on Saturday, October 18th 2008!