On Sunday 16 August R/V Endeavor will depart Senesco Repair Yard in North Kingstown on EN-564 with Principal Investigator David Smith and Chief Scientist Chris Roman. In addition to testing Chris’ Wire Flyer, the cruise offers Rhode Island educators a chance to go to sea on an oceanographic cruise. Educators will live and work aboard the Endeavor for four days from August 16 to 19. Under the instruction of Graduate School of Oceanography researchers, the educators learn various research techniques for studying the biology, physics, chemistry, and geology of the sea. Through funding provided by the Rhode Island legislature, the Rhode Island Teacher-At-Sea (RITAS) Program is designed to establish sustainable partnerships between ocean scientists, researchers and educators, by arranging for educators to partner with a research team aboard the research vessel Endeavor.