ALLEGRA BOVERMAN/Staff photo. Gloucester Daily Times. Gloucester: Beeman Elementary School fifth graders participated in the new Ocean Explorers Program a collaborative effort between Maritime Gloucester and NOAA and the schooner Ardelle. The students were learning what it's like to be a marine or physical scientist and were taking a ride on the Ardelle to examine the area's coastal habitats, learn about basic oceanography and examine plankton, as well as learn about invasive species. Staffers from NOAA and educators from Maritime Gloucester were on board with them.