ARMADA logo ARMADA Project -- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers National Science Foundation logo


Journals 2006/2007

Peggy Deichstetter
St. Edward High School, Elgin, IL

"Arctic Kelp Bed Study"
July 16 - August 3, 2006
Journal Index:
July 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23
       24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31
August 1 - 2 - 3

Additional Resources

July 29, 2006
Tanks for the memories!

The weather is beautiful. The sea is flat. There is no wind. The dive team is ready to go by nine.

I label the nutrient bottles for tomorrow's data collection and fill bags with ice for the aquarium. Then its down time until the boat gets back with more samples. I replace the ice bags in the aquarium just before lunch.

Labeled bottles

It's a warm day and the ice in the aquarium is melting fast. I replace it again at 2:00. The boat comes back around 3:00. Brenda hands me some algae to press. After pressing the algae, Ken asks if I'd like to go for a boat ride. They are heading out to Tern Island to do some bird watching. I decide to stay with Brenda and Katrin while they fill tanks. We get back just in time for dinner. Before I go to dinner I replace the melted ice.

Katrin and tank

After dinner, I sieve the five cores the dive team brought back. I put more ice in the aquarium and turn in for the night.