TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “What’s Down There? Exploring The Oceans With The NOAA Teacher At Sea Program”

Saturday – November 21, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY


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2015nov11_teacheratseaJump in with both feet and take a plunge down deep with Mrs. Loy as she explores shipwrecks and other ocean floor obstacles while updating our country’s coastal maps. Learn about the research ship R/V Rainier located in Kodiak Island, Alaska as it views the ocean floor and completes Hydrographic surveys. Attendees will practice reading coastal charts and engage in other interesting ocean activities.

Presenters

Rebecca Loy, M.S. Ed., Special Education Teacher, East Syracuse Minoa School District; and 2015 National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher at Sea recipient; Space and Rocket Club Advisor & FLL Robotics Coach

loy-e1423189561154Rebecca Loy is a graduate of OCC, SUNY Cortland and St. Thomas Aquinas College. While she loves her job, her true passion is space education and teaching STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities! Mrs. Loy has traveled to Alaska with the Teacher at Sea program, attended Honeywell’s Space Camp and Advanced Space Academy for Educators, and has taken VIP tours of NASA including Space Shuttles Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavor. She is often found showing off her Space Academy Blue Flight Suit! Mrs. Loy enthusiastically leads a local Space & Rocket Club and Lego Robotics Team, and has initiated trips to Washington, DC and Space Camp Canada. Mrs. Loy has been published in NY Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (NYASCD), has written curriculum for NASA and paired mentors from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center with local students. Mrs. Loy received the TACNY Outstanding Teacher Award, several robotics/rocketry mentoring awards and the Space Academy Right Stuff award. When Mrs. Loy is not seeking educational opportunities, she is most likely participating in escapades such as jumping off mountains and swimming with great white sharks in Africa, traveling the countryside of Europe or star gazing in Death Valley. In her free time, Mrs. Loy enjoys special time with her loving family as well as reading, painting, gardening and a variety of do-it-yourself projects. She never stops seeking new adventures to inspire both adults and children!

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions between scientists and students about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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