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July 27, 2018

Aboard the Zephyr research vessel

Grace Green & Alexa Collins, Oregon Episcopal School & King School, Canterbury

SEA Semester

Today we went out on the Zephyr research vessel and viewed patches of eelgrass with a camera towed by the boat. After viewing the eelgrass, we towed a net through the grass and successfully caught a horseshoe crab, many sea urchins, two starfish, several crabs, as well as oysters.

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July 26, 2018

Currents and Gyres

Emma Baker & Xava Abraham, Canyon High School & Weston High School

SEA Semester

Today at SEA education we had four classes: physical oceanography, oceans & society, and navigation workshop. In physical oceanography we had a speaker named Ben Harden who came in and talked to us about his fields of research such as fluid dynamics- the properties of fluids when in motion.

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July 25, 2018

Marsh Madness

Patrick Boyer & Maxwell Schneider-White, Flagler Palm Coast High School & Germantown Friends School

SEA Semester

We woke up to an early morning of pancakes and syrup, courtesy of Jaime, and groggily stumbled about our morning chores. This completed, we went up to the Madden center for our first class, oceans and society, with Kate, in which we went over the history of the Wampanoag people, the native group indigenous to Massachusetts.

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July 24, 2018

To the Beach!

Jaden Damassiotis & Kaleigh Spencer, East Providence High School & Northwestern Regional High School

SEA Semester

We got up at 7:30 and ate breakfast, did our morning chores, and headed to class. We found out more about what we would be learning here as well as read some poetry that gave several interpretations of the what the ocean is. In the afternoon we had lunch and went a beach to conduct our first studies for our group projects.

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July 23, 2018

Welcome Session 2!

Emma, Sophie, Ruth, & Jamie, RA's

Today was another warm day on the SEA campus as we welcomed 12 brand new SEASCape students! After settling in and getting to know a little more about the program and the faculty and staff, we played a few rounds of cards and had a delicious burger meal crafted by our wonderful stew Jamie.

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July 19, 2018

The Sun Sets on SEASCape Session 1

Jeremy Green & Maria Pagliaro, Edmund Burke School & Sacred Heart Academy

SEA Semester

It seems like only yesterday this blog was talking about our first full day, then our halfway point, but today we completed the final full day of SEASCape Session 1 2018. There have been laughs aplenty, much sweat and grime, maybe a little bit of blood, and some tears, with more to come.

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July 18, 2018

Last Day of Classes

Grace Levins & Bryce Menichella, Easthampton High School & Charlotte Country Day School

SEA Semester

We started the day by being able to sleep in until 8. We had breakfast, did chores, and had our final watch meetings with Phoenix and Orion. After that we headed for oceanography which was a student choice set of lessons.

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July 16, 2018

Data, Data and More Data

Suzu Seki & Lia Nachtigal, Tabor Academy & Brookline High School

SEA Semester

Our day started with, as usual, Jamie’s breakfast. During the watch meeting some continued working on their projects, and some played Whist.

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July 15, 2018

World Cup and Tie-Dye

Elizabeth Torna & Rebecca Ward-Dioro, Brearley School & Boiling Springs High School

SEA Semester

Since we didn’t have any classes today, we all enjoyed an extra two hours of sleep this morning. Once we were awake we had frittatas, bacon, and fruit for breakfast. After performing our daily chores, some people headed up to the Madden Center to watch the World Cup Final, while others remained at the houses to tie-dye.

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July 14, 2018

Discussing Whaling, Building Boats, and a Beach Cleanup

Alanna Franolich & Danny Brunet, Stroudsburg Junior High School & Cypress High School

SEA Semester

Today we woke up, got ready, and had breakfast. Then we went to Oceans and Society and started research for the whaling debate. After that we had lunch and then went to our Racing beach cleanup. It was really awesome doing something to support healthy oceans.

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