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August 26, 2019

S-288: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Sustainability


The students of SEA Semester Class S-288 join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in American Samoa on Sept. 23 for an epic research voyage ending in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 7th, after stops in Tonga and Fiji.


Julia Biagini, University of New England
Cecelia Bolon, Northeastern University
Adrianna Calamita, SUNY ESF
Grace Callahan, Wellesley College
Renee Chen, Wellesley College
Sally Chew, Hawaii Pacific University
Natalie Chiapperi, Ithaca College
Catherine Czajka, University of Delaware
Caroline Daley, Smith College
Eliza Davidian, Whitman College
Olivia DeWitt, University of Denver
Cameron Gallant, UNC Chapel Hill
Jillian Galloway, Bowdoin College
Letauaeletise Hunkin, University of Washington
Maren Janda, University of Washington
Eva Keyes, Eckerd College
Arielle Landau, Middlebury College
Elisabeth Lawrence, Hamilton
Carlin Schildge, Colby College
Zuri Kaii Shanklin, UNC Chapel Hill
Michael Tirone, Bowdoin College
Abbey Townsend, Florida State University
Jacob Tura, Bourne High School
Katherine Webber, University of Virginia
Frank Wenninger, The George Washington University
Jennie Yoors, Prescott College


Master: Elliot Rappaport / Chris Nolan
Chief Mate: Allison Taylor
2nd Mate: Rocky Bonner
3rd Mate: Ava Stasin
Engineer: Clare Feely
Asst. Engineer: Otto Neumuth
Steward: Sabrina Hutchinson
Chief Scientist: Kerry Whittaker
1st Asst. Scientist: Farley Miller
2nd Asst. Scientist: Emily Burke
3rd Asst. Scientist: Erin Houlinan
Faculty: Emily Hite
Research scientist: Dr. Dan Slayback, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Tonga to Fiji)


Previous entry: Once in a Lifetime    Next entry: Welcome to American Samoa


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Bob Janda on September 20, 2019

Have Fun, Learn Alot, Stay Safe !

#2. Posted by Philip Tura on September 23, 2019

Have a great time!

#3. Posted by Caroline Calamita on September 23, 2019

Enjoy the journey, have a wonderful voyage! Bring back wonderful memories. What an education!

#4. Posted by Kim Yonkers on September 24, 2019

This will be a life changing experience.  Have fun, be safe and wear sunscreen!

#5. Posted by Rebecca Flanagan on September 24, 2019

Absorb the beauty!  Enjoy the unique area…be safe, be well.

#6. Posted by Jennifer Schildge on September 24, 2019

Fair winds and following seas! Looking forward to hearing all about the adventure

#7. Posted by George Keyes on September 24, 2019

Have a safe and exciting adventure this is truly a great life challenge.

#8. Posted by Fran Calamita on September 24, 2019

Enjoy every moment of this adventure! Looking forward to reading your blog!

#9. Posted by janet daly on September 24, 2019

Have a fantastic voyage! What an incredible opportunity for you and making lifetime memories!

#10. Posted by Joyce Biagini on September 27, 2019

I can’t wait to read about all the adventures and activities the S-288 crew partake in.  Keep the pictures and posts coming. Hi Julia!

#11. Posted by Sarah Hite on September 30, 2019

Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures and seeing the pictures!

#12. Posted by Liz Lauzon on October 02, 2019

Hi Jake, et al
Hope you are all having a great adventure and learning a lot.  Such a great opportunity for you all.  Can’t wait to hear all about it.

#13. Posted by Rachel Beaupre on October 09, 2019

We can celebrate your life changing days! May blue skies and fair winds follow you home



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