SEA Currents: seascape1
Final Academic Day!
We are all so sad to have finished our final academic day! For breakfast, we ate delicious chocolate pancakes. Thanks Sabrina!! Next, in Stephanie’s Oceanography class, we studied climate change and how to explain it to the public in a relatable way. During Carl’s Maritime History and Culture class we learned about the history of piracy and how it has evolved over time.
A Quiet Day at Camp
Today, we started out with a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast. Then we headed up to Madden for a class with Carl on the role of the captain and Captain Bligh. Then we had an activity simulating the development of an island. After lunch, we had our salt marsh presentations. We learned a lot about creatures of salt marshes from our classmates.
Scones & Science
We woke up today to the wonderful scent of blueberry scones. We trudged our way up to madden to start our first class with Carl, where the story of the U.S.Ex.Ex. captured our attention and drew our minds from sleep. We questioned the moral views of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes and compared his crimes to his achievements, contrasting him with other explorers such as Columbus, who were seen as heroes. Carl asked us what we thought paradise was, to which almost everyone responded with a tropical island.
Waking up late this morning, we were treated to a brunch at ten, instead of our early seven a.m. breakfast. Stuffed from delicious egg and bacon sandwiches from our amazing chef, Sabrina we each grabbed a plain white shirt for tie-dye—a colorful start to today’s activities. Excitedly pouring dye over our shirts, none of us cared about the stains on our hands and feet.
The H.M.S. Shoshana
Today was a filled with fun! We woke up at 6:45 to a nice cereal breakfast prepared by our extraordinary steward Sabrina. When we finished our breakfast, each watch took care of their morning chores. Then we went to our first class in Madden Center with Stephanie. During the first part of class, we learned about deep currents and winds in the ocean, and temperature devices.Then, we went to start our Water Density Lab. We conducted three different experiments comparing different temperatures and salinity.
A Trip to Woods Hole
Today was a great day. We had lots of fun educational activities around Woods Hole. We started our day as usual; breakfast, wash-up, watch meetings, and discussing the schedule. At 9:45 we started shuttling out to the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Woods Hole. After everyone gathered around, we started our tour around the station. We were able to board some of the vessels they had at the dock, and took a tour around the station’s interior.
The Heat at WHOI
Today was the usual morning wake up, 6:40 am, and a DELICIOUS chocolate chip pancake breakfast to get the day started. First, Greg Berman (Coastal Processes Specialist at WHOI Sea Grant) came to our oceanography class to give a presentation on the geology of Cape Cod and coastal engineering. We learned quite a lot about the causes and details of erosion and different methods to slow this erosion. Next was Maritime History with Carl; we had a discussion on boat building and beginning to understand the details of building a sturdy ship.
WATCH OUT IT’S A WHALE!
Dear Mommy and Daddy,
Today began with our long awaited whale watch which everyone was very excited for. We were woken up half an hour early to get to Plymouth on time, so the morning breakfast and lunch making was greeted with droopy eyes and lots of coffee. The bus ride was very quiet as everyone stretched out on the seats and slept.
Today we woke up to venture to Racing Beach with Jeffrey Brodeur (Communications Specialist Woods Hole Sea Grant Biology) on a clean up expedition. We split up into our watch groups, covering the whole beach. Our group took on the rocks, where we found a lot of ropes stuck beneath them. Although it was hard work cutting the ropes out, and most of us got covered in seaweed, in the end it was rewarding.
4th of July on the Cape!
Today was a another great day at SEASCape with lots of interesting activities both in and out of the classroom. We had a class about international waters and fisheries management with Carl, in which we discussed fishing boundaries and the conflicts they’ve created. We also had a brief discussion about ship structure before Stephanie’s class, where we split into groups to teach each other vocab words in a creative presentation.