SEA Currents: SEASCape
July 08, 2019
Huge Field Trip Day
Our day began with cheesy beany breakfast courtesy of Jasper. We packed our lunches and hit the road. Our first stop was the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum, which took one hour to reach by bus, and had a good parking lot for playing games while we waited to go in. Our guide was a lovely woman who helped us understand how things had been for the Mashpee Indians of generations past, and the values the tribe still carries today. Having visited the Wetu, or traditional summer house on the property, we packed back onto the bus and headed to Chatham Shark Center. There, we learned about sharks and made shark-tooth necklaces for ourselves-- they were very generous to our large impromptu group.
After lunch at the Shark Center, we headed for Monomoy Beach in Chatham, to sample for our oceanography projects. It was a perfect day on the beach, with clear blue skies and temperate waters, and some deluxe soft sand. We found all kinds of things, including a starfish and a horseshoe crab. That afternoon, we hit the town of Chatham, to buy whatever tourist items we wanted, and loaded back onto the bus to arrive in time for a dinner of soup and beef at campus. For exploratory, we learned how to use a website called ArcGIS which we will use to create a story map, and we ended the stupendous day with a stupendous study-hall session!
- Lana Lines, Brookline High School, & Jack Ryan, Minuteman High School