Nell Herrmann, PolarTREC and Classroom Teacher
Nell is a National Board Certified Teacher with nineteen years experience. She currently teaches middle school science in Blue Hill, Maine and was named Hancock County Teacher of the Year in 2019. During the 2019-2020 academic year she will be teaching in Eleuthera, Bahamas. In 2017, Nell received the Louis P. Lambert award from the Maine Science Teachers Association. The award is given annually to one K-12 science teacher for inspiring student achievement in a caring, compassionate manner. In 2014 and 2015, Nell was selected to serve as a Nautilus Explorer Science Communication Fellow. The program is run by Dr. Robert Ballard, well known for his investigations of the Titanic shipwreck. Nell worked, off the coast of Belize, alongside marine archaeologists and marine biologists as part of the Fellowship. She participated in research conducted using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and shared the expedition experience with diverse and geographically dispersed audiences. In 2012, Nell traveled to Palmer Station Antarctica, as part of an NSF funded program called PolarTREC, where she participated in research about ocean acidification. Nell served as a founding teacher for APPLES and participated in climate change research in Greenland with Dr. Post’s team in 2009, 2016 and 2017.