1st Voyage

May 4, 2018

The Sojourner’s Truth has been launched, thanks to the crew of the R/V Henry Bigelow!

From the teachers almost immediately after the CO report came over email, “A gigantic WHOOP rang out in our classrooms with the news that Sojourner’s Truth was on her way. Thank you so much to the crew of the Henry B. Bigelow!!! You have inspired our whole school!”

The boat was put aboard the Bigelow in Newport Rhode Island later this week. The crew is at sea conducting bottom trawl surveys that help feed into fisheries management decisions.

The boat has a special sensor package aboard – with sensors for air and water temperature. We have not yet received a report with the data so fingers are crossed it kicks in soon!

February 26, 2018

She has a name! A reference to one of Northampton’s most famous residents, and truth in science through exploration, the JFK Global STEM group has named her Sojourner’s Truth.

January 25, 2018

The boat was hand delivered by EP Program Director Cassie Stymiest to the Global STEM Classroom at JFK Middle School.

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