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May 26, 2020

Life aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, alongside at Dyers Dock

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After the SEA Semester’s Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean program (C-290) ended in St. Croix in March, a professional crew returned the SSV Corwith Cramer to Woods Hole, where it arrived April 18th.  Since then, the ship and a small crew have been alongside at Dyers Dock, making the ship ready for its next voyage, when the time is right.  Captain Kevin Murray is the master of the ship.  We asked him about daily life aboard the Cramer.

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May 22, 2020

Summer Reading: Books for Young People

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Do you have youngsters in your family looking for good ocean-related books to read over the summer?  Our recent list of adult books recommended by SEA faculty was so well received, we decided to ask them what they recommend for young readers. Here’s what they suggested. (LG = Lower Grades K-3; MG = Middle Grades 4-8)

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May 17, 2020

From the SEA Galley: Popovers!

Kim, Allison, & Peggy

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Happy World Baking Day! Looking for something appropriate for any meal of the day? From our SEA Galley to yours, here is a popover recipe! Thanks to sometimes steward Kim for the recipe, to captain Allison for making them, and to neighbor Peggy for the photo and use of her pan! Includes ingredients scaled for a ship’s company as well as tips for preparing on a heeled over vessel. ⁠

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May 12, 2020

From the SEA Galley: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ashley Look, SEA Steward

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Here is one of our favorite chocolate chip recipes. It’s peanut butter- chocolate chip, its delicious, and just so happens to also be gluten free, not that you would know. They are so tasty!

If you make them, we’d love to know if you liked them and to see pictures shared on social media!

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May 04, 2020

Building Teams Starts with Building Trust

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SEA’s Director of Stewardship Monica Bowman recently had the opportunity to check in with SEA Semester alumnus, Dr. Joshua Weil.  They spoke about his new position as emergency preparedness lead for the Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, and how during major health and safety crises, including this time of COVID-19, he finds himself calling upon his SEA Semester experience to inform his approach to leadership, trust, and being a good shipmate. 

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May 01, 2020

Looking for a Good Read?

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Are you catching up on reading during this period of social distancing? We asked our faculty to recommend books - both new and classics - that they’ve found entertaining, informative, or inspiring. Here’s what they came up with.

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April 27, 2020

Partners in Research

Monica Bowman, Director of Stewardship

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In addition to coordinating SEA’s assistant scientist team, SEA’s Science Program Coordinator Kimberly Reed Nutt oversees SEA’s oceanographic database and processes requests for use of data collected during SEA programs from interested students and collaborating research scientists.  Over the past 50 years, SEA has sailed extensively in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and collected data on annually recurring cruise tracks, allowing us to investigate ocean questions over time.

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April 23, 2020

SEA Student Sees Value for Humanities Majors

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
“UNCW’s Julian Murray-Brown ‘21 Spends a Semester at Sea”
By Alex Churchill
Univeristy of North Carolina Wilmington News

Julian Murray-Brown ’21 is one of 25 undergraduate students from universities across the United States who boarded the SSV Robert C. Seamans 134-foot brigantine in early February. The six-week study abroad program offered by the Sea Education Association allowed the students to study how humans have influenced New Zealand’s marine environment.

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April 08, 2020

Background Photos for Alumni Virtual Reunions

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Many SEA Semester alumni are organizing virtual class reunions on Zoom, which we think is great!

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March 31, 2020

Muhlenberg Student Finds Perfect Study Abroad Experience with SEA Semester

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
Part of the Crew
By Meghan Kita
Muhlenberg College News

One thing Devin Goldsmith ’21, a psychology major and innovation & entrepreneurship minor, appreciates about Muhlenberg is how easy it is to build relationships with professors. She wanted something similar in a study abroad program, and she found it in SEA Semester. The program packs 38 people—students, teachers, crew—onto a 130-foot sailing vessel. (That’s about 43 yards, less than half the length of a football field.)

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