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July 12, 2018

Zephyr Trip

Ivy Albright & Liam Hansen, Holliston High School & Gettysburg Area High School

SEA Semester

Our day started out with a morning chill in the air and warm bagels compliments of Jamie.Then we gathered in our watch groups and learned how to tie the sheet bend knot, after which we played a few fun interactive games, including one game taught to us by Lily. We then headed up to the Madden Center for Oceans & Society where we talked about transatlantic cables.

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July 11, 2018

An Average Wednesday

Bryce Menichella & Jeremy Green, Charlotte Country Day School & Edmund Burke School

SEA Semester

Our second Wednesday and ninth full day at SEASCape began with a standard 7:30 wakeup and breakfast. We went outside for watch meetings, where we checked in with our RAs as a light drizzle began to fall. The rain was quickly replaced by sun as we headed up to the Madden Center for morning classes. Before our Oceans & Society period, we heard a 30-minute presentation from Julia and Jordan (two admissions counselors) about SEA Semester and other ship-based programs we could consider in the future.

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July 10, 2018

What a Fun Day!

Harlan Quintana & Lily Heidmann, Santa Fe Indian School & Rangiora High School

SEA Semester

After breakfast this morning we got on the “big yellow school bus,” and headed to New Bedford.

After a long one hour ride, we arrived at the New Bedford Whaling Museum where we learned about whales and some artifacts, which were shared with us by the helpful staff working in and amongst the museum.

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July 09, 2018

Woodneck Data Collection and Highfield Hall and Gardens

Grace Levins & Maria Pagliaro, Easthampton High School & Sacred Heart Academy

SEA Semester

Today we did a variety of things including our first data collection at Woodneck Beach. There we split into groups: geological, physical, chemical, biological, and human interaction. For example in the chemical group, we took water samples and tested the amount of nitrate, phosphate, and dissolved oxygen present in the water.

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July 09, 2018

Students at SEA to Call International Space Station

SEA Semester

SEA in the News
Students from Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts to Call Space Station
NASA Media Advisory

Next week astronauts aboard the International Space Station will host several downlinks as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station. All of the 20-minute, Earth-to-space calls will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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July 08, 2018

Sunday Funday!

Lia Nachtiga & Kristin Zunino, Brookline High School & Avon Grove Charter School

SEA Semester

First matter of business: tour the SEA ship, the Corwith Cramer. There was so much to look at. The laboratory (where students and crew studied microscopic plankton and water chemistry), the focs’l (the front of the ship), the main salon (eating, studying, and sleeping room), the galley (kitchen), the aft cabin (the captain’s quarters,) and the quarter deck (helm). We ran into multiple crew members who greeted us and taught us a bit about the ship, such as learning about the navigation technology and traditional charts which are still used today. It was extremely interesting, and took up a good two hours of the town visit.

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July 07, 2018

Happy Birthday Jess!

Danny Brunet & Elizabeth Torna, Cypress High School & Brearley School

SEA Semester

Today was Jess’ birthday: Happy Birthday Jess!

After yesterday’s humidity breaking rain, we all woke up to our first chilly morning. Convinced that being awake wasn’t actually so bad by a warm breakfast of egg and sausage breakfast sandwich, we completed our daily chores and attended our watch meetings, where we learned reef knots and bowlines, before heading to class.

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July 06, 2018

A day in Woods Hole

Kai Godhwani & Liam Hansen, Brookline High School & Gettysburg Area High School

SEA Semester

Today was our first trip to Woods Hole, we started the day with a early wake up call of 7:00 AM. Sluggishly got out of bed and ate a breakfast of cereal, then finished chores and prepared for the trip ahead.

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July 05, 2018

Lighthouse Lenses and Natural History Sketching

Suzu Seki & Chloe Kaalman, Tabor Academy & Brookfield High School

SEA Semester

Today, we woke up at 7:30, as usual, and headed to the commons for pancakes and bacon. It was really foggy outside, unlike the past days. No one seems to enjoy this weather. After breakfast, we played Wa (a fun, silly camp game) on the field then headed to a lighthouse about five minutes away.

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July 04, 2018

Second Full Day of SEAScape

Alanna Franolich-Lantigua & Becca Ward-Diorio, Stroudsburg Junior HS & Boiling Springs HS

SEA Semester

Hi, we’re Alanna and Becca and today was the second full day of SEASCape.

We woke up at 7:30 as usual, and ate breakfast in our cabins. The humidity seemed to have built up over the night, so everything seemed just a little sticky.

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