Student Letters Across the Atlantic
In March, 2009, students and classrooms from across the United States
submitted letters to be included inside The Scarlet Knight. These
schools then anxiously followed the progress of the glider to see if
their letters would make it across.
On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, students in Spain were writing their own letters back to the students and scientists at Rutgers as they watched the glider approach.
This page documents the participation of these hundreds of students in the mission.
Rutgers Students' Response
On December 9, 2009, the Scarlet Knight reached Baiona, Spain. There, Rutgers undergraduate students recovered all the letters from inside the glider and sent a copy of the original letters back to each classroom along with a response signed by the students in Rutgers' Atlantic Crossing class.
This collaboration between RU27 scientists and educators and students was made possible by the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE NOW). Funded by the National Science Foundation, COSEE NOW connects scientists and educators in projects that help promote an ocean literate world using the science and technology available in ocean observing systems. Check the COSEE NOW website for more information on future collaborative projects and opportunities to unite kids, teachers, and scientists in exciting ocean science projects.