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R/V Melville Cruise Track
April 18 - May 13, 2006
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration Research Mission: Submarine Ring of Fire 2006—Mariana Arc
Lori L. Savage
NOAA Ocean Exploration Research Mission: Submarine Ring of Fire 2006—Mariana Arc
The NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition "Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 – Mariana Arc" sails from Guam on April 18, 2006. Joining the scientists and crew aboard the R/V Melville is Lori Savage, an instructor at Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon. Lori teaches math, science and life skills classes to teenagers and adults who are working to obtain their certificates of General Educational Development (GED).
During this research mission, scientists will explore the active undersea volcanoes of the Mariana Arc. The expedition ends May 13, 2006, in Yokohama, Japan. Students, instructors, and the general public can follow this mission and learn about the scientific research on the Ocean
interactive website. The website includes background information, live mission logs updated during the expedition, slideshows and videos, and an education module featuring lesson plans and links to other resources.
You can write to Lori Savage or other scientists while they are at sea by using the "Ask an Explorer" button on the Ocean Explorer website. Lori will explore unique opportunities at sea to connect ocean exploration with adult learners and the general public. This project builds a special connection between a trained ABE instructor and all adult education professionals and their students.
About Lori L. Savage - Rogue Community College Instructor
Lori Savage has been an adult basic education instructor for nine years at Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon. Interspersed with teaching math and science classes to learners preparing for the GED, she has also taught biology and anatomy/physiology courses for the Rogue Community College science department. Her educational background includes a BS from the University of Redlands, California, and a MA in biology from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Lori served for two years in the Philippines as an agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer. She has also taught high school classes in the Los Angeles, California inner city. She has a wonderful, supportive family of her husband and two great kids. On this NOAA-Ocean Explorer cruise, Lori will act as a research assistant and an educational liasion.