The UW education program enables K20 educators to participate on the VISIONS cruises. As part of the sea-going team, similar to the students they participate in all aspects of the cruise – stand watches, help with deck operations, conduct surveys and analyeses shipboard etc. During and after the cruises, the educators work with students on their projects, mentoring them the scientific process/critical thinking, communication, public engagement, and sea-going life. They are phenomenal contributors to the cruises and our education efforts and we are grateful for their participation and dedication.