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Choose Your Drifter View Past Adopted drifters
Ocean Schools Deployment Date
Gulf of Mexico NOAA Library
Silver Spring, MD  
July 9th, 2021 – Present
South Atlantic Out of Door Academy
Kimberly Walsh
Sarasota, FL

Titusville High
Jennifer Cotton
Titusville, FL
March 6th, 2020 – Present
South Atlantic Western Hills University High School
Brett Strittmatter and Lori Cooper Cincinnati, OH

Denham Springs Jr. High
Elliot Coates Denham Springs, LA
March 3rd, 2020 – Present
South Atlantic Tracey’s Elementary School
Noreen Hynes Tracey’s Landing, MD

Mowat Middle School
Jennifer Petro Lynn Haven, FL
March 2th, 2020 – Present
South Atlantic Doral Academy
Bill Meyers Broomfield, CO

Troyeshchyna Gymnasium

Nataliya Byzova Kyiv, Ukraine
April 18th, 2019 – Present
Gulf Stream Calver Hall College High School
Michael Haire Baltimore, MD

Chuiak High School
Kerri Lathrop Chuiak, AK
Feb 13, 2019 – Present
Atlantic Kepler Neighborhood School
Anna Cordes
Fresno, CA

Marianna Poli

Lycee Laperouse Kerichen
Brest, France
May 5, 2018 – Present
Gulf of Mexico St. Joseph’s Academy
Katie Lodes
St. Louis, Missouri

Luis Domenech i Montaner
Sonia Alarcon Parra
Barcelona, Spain
January 29, 2018 – Present
North Pacific Scammon Bay
Mary Cook Alaska

International School Eastern Seaboard
Daniel Neyens,

West Salem High School

Valerie Henderson
November 10, 2017 – Present
Gulf of Mexico Canterbury School of Florida
Gina Donovan and Jenna LoDico St. Petersburg, FL

Admiral Farragut Academy

Sari Deitche St. Petersburg, FL

Lakewood High School

James Kostka St. Petersburg, FL

The International School of Monaco


Bancroft Arnesen Explore (connecting teachers on each continent to exchange school projects and curriculum)
Liv Arnesen Bekkestua, Norway

Roald Amundsen High School

Cathrine Christiansen Norway
Dec 1, 2016 – Present
Norwegian Sea Bancroft Arnesen Explore (connecting teachers on each continent to exchange school projects and curriculum)
Liv Arnesen Bekkestua, Norway

Roald Amundsen High School

Cathrine Christiansen Norway
June 11, 2015 – Present
Gulf of Mexico The Canterbury School of Florida
Jenna Cummings St. Petersburg, FL

Cape Eleuthera Institute

Tiffany Gray Eleuthera, The Bahamas
October 31, 2014 – Present
Atlantic Weatherly Heights Elementary
Sue Zupko
Huntsville, Alabama

TED Istanbul KOLEJİ (College)

Sarah Hills Istanbul, Turkey
September 14, 2014 – Present
Atlantic JASON Alliance of Southeast Texas

Private 3 Mart Azizoğlu Elementary School

Bursa, Turkey
March 3, 2014 – Present
Pacific Carpinteria Family School (Canalino School Campus)
Lori Lee Collins
Carpinteria, CA

Costa Verde International School

Tim Baldwin Sayulita, Mexico

California schools co-adopting the drifters:
Mt. View (5th grade), Goleta Family School (4-6th), Brandon (5th), Monroe (4th), Franklin (4th), Adalente (4th, 6th), Foothill (4th), Carpinteria Family School (5th, 6th), Canalino (5th), Kellogg (6th), Cleveland (4th, 6th), Quetzal HS, La Cuesta HS.
January 11, 2014 – Present
Past Adopted drifters
Ocean Drifter Deployment Date
Atlantic, Gulf Stream Burns Sci-Tech Charter School
Barbara Hawes
Oak Hill, FL

Deltona Middle School

Trish Robertson Deltona, FL
September 18, 2013 – Present
Indian Ocean View Secondary School
Mr. Hendrick Salmonds
Cape Town, South Africa

U.S. scientists:
Dr. Meghan Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Dr. Lisa Beal, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
February 19, 2013 – Present
Pacific Santa Catalina High School
Christian Reilly
Monterey, California

Colegio Loyola-Santo Domingo
Diana Alejandra Murcia Sterling Dominican Republic

Istituto Istruzione Secondaria Superiore “Michele Fodera” Agrigento (I.I.I.S.S. “M. Fodera”) Sicily
Manno Antonino and Danille Erica
September 2012 – Present
Indian Roosevelt High School
Seattle WA USA

Masiphlimelele High School

Cape Town, South Africa Joxo Asanda 9th and 10th grades

Hout Bay High
Cape Town, South Africa Nicholas Matiza and Thomas Mtontsi 9th and 10th grades

Sophumelela High

Cape Town, South Africa Ms. Mlonyeni, Sivuyile Ndamane, and Thomas Mtontsi 9th and 10th grades

Usasazo High

Bulelwa Mbopa, Nompucuko Poswa, and Thomas Mtontsi 10th grade
August 2012 – Present
Indian Los Angeles Valley College, California
Addu Atoll, Maldives
November 2011 – Present
Pacific Leilehua High School, Hawaii
Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii

Marshall Islands High School

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Majuro Co-op School
Republic of the Marshall Islands
November 2011 – Present
Atlantic Providence Englewood Charter School
Chicago, USA

Faywood ABC School
Toronto, Canada
November 2011 – Present
Indian Okemos High School
Michigan, USA

Quatre Bornes State Secondary School

Belle Village State Secondary School

University of Mauritius
May 2011 – Present
Indian Bridge House College Franschhoek, South Africa December 2010 – Present
Indian Bryant Elementary School Seattle, WA November 2010 – Present
Atlantic/Indian Bradley Hills Elementary School
Bethesda, Maryland

Indwe Secondary School
Mossel Bay, South Africa

Heidedal and Parkdene Primary Schools
George, Western Cape, South Africa
September 2010 – Present
Pacific BLUE Ocean Film Festival – Drifter #2 Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science
Monterey, California

Notre Dame High School

Salinas, California

Palau High School
Koror, Palau
August 2010 – Present
Pacific National Geographic: The JASON Project Adopted by students and teachers from: High Point, NC Camden, NJ Astoria, OR Philadelphia, PA Spokane, WA Leeds, ME Orlando, FL Kansas City, MO Wichita, KS Boulder, CO Coon Rapids, MN Webster Springs, WV Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico July 2010 – Present
Pacific BLUE Ocean Film Festival – Drifter
Monterey Academy of Oceanographic ScienceMonterey, CaliforniaNotre Dame High School, Salinas, California Palau High School, Koror, Palau
July 2010 – Present
Atlantic Ahlf Jr. High School
Searcy, Arkansas

Country Day School
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
February 2010 – Present
Atlantic Weather and Climate Scholars at the Davidson Institute United States February 2010 – Present
Pacific Billings Senior High School Freshman Academy, USA Montana State University, USA Sino-Canada School, China Centralian Senior Secondary College, Australia January 13, 2010 – Present
Atlantic Adams School
Castine, Maine

St. Castin Elementary School
* * March 2008 Atlantic Drifters
Mar 12, 2008 – Present
Atlantic Evanston High School’s Drifter May 30, 2007 – Present
Atlantic Jacob Tanenbaum, Elementary School Teacher, New York
Seoul American High School, Korea
Oct 10, 2008 – Present
Atlantic Maryland Dept of Education
University of Rhode Island
Aug 25, 2008 -Present
Adams School
Castine, Maine

St. Castin Elementary School
4 drifters: 1. Mar 12, 2008 – May 1, 2008 2. Mar 13, 2008 – Oct 11, 2008 3. Mar 12, 2008 – Apr 15, 2008
Plainfield Elementary School St. Pius X School Big Spring Middle School May 10, 2007 – May 6, 2009
Castlerock Middle School May 10, 2007 – July 31, 2009
Congressional School, Virginia, USA Elsies River High School, South Africa May 10, 2007 – August 15, 2009
Grace B. Luhrs University Ele. School University of Toronto Lab School Feb 12, 2008 – June 29, 2009
Grandview Elementary School
Chambersburg, PA

Université Nancy 2
Nancy, France
Nov 18, 2008 – August 13, 2009
Thunderbolt Elementary Marine Science Academy Thunderbolt, Georgia June 9, 2009 – July 9, 2009 June 9, 2009 – August 10, 2009
Key Biscayne Community School Searles Elementary School Cabello School’s Drifter Mar 12, 2008 – May 1, 2008
October 2007 Pacific Drifters 71195 71185 71192 71200 1. Oct 22, 2007 – November 3, 2009 2. Oct 22, 2007 – Apr 1, 2008 3. Oct 22, 2007 – Jan 10, 2008 4. Oct 22, 2007 – September 15, 2009
Waynesboro High School

St. Matthew’s College |
Oct 22, 2007 – Jun 4, 2008
Westerly School Bay Village,Ohio Oct 22, 2007 – December 23, 2009
Evanston High School’s Drifter May 30, 2007
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Southside Middle School Shippensburg University May 10, 2007 – Nov 12, 2007
Burlington Elementary May 10, 2007 – Aug 22, 2007
Northland College
Kaikohe, NZ
May 10, 2007 – Jul 2, 2007
Smithtown High School May 10, 2007 – May 16, 2007
Riviera Beach Maritime Academy Geelong Grammar School Feb 12, 2007 – Aug 10, 2007
Nancy Grayson Elementary School Bathurst Elementary School, Australia Feb 11, 2007 – Aug 19, 2008
DBCP global drifter 1250 Sep 18, 2005 – Feb 21, 2007
Greenbrier Intermediate Farnsworth Middle School’s Drifter Aug 18, 2005 – Dec 5, 2005
Mary Cook’s Drifter
Greencastle-Antrim High School
Viviana Zamorano’s Drifter
American Samoa Community College
Novi Meadows School