Ready for an adventure with a purpose? Request info »
  • Search SEA Semester, Summer and High School Programs
  • View SEA Semester campus visit calendar
SEA Currents Blog

SEA Currents: life on shore


August 02, 2017

Creature Features and Career Day!

Nina Hastings & Murad Jah, Choate Rosemary Hall & American School in London

SEA Semester

The day began with our wake up call at 07:30, followed by cereal at 07:45. First off in the classroom, we reflected with Dan the Man on last night’s movie, Whale Rider, and its connection to whaling and Maori culture. We also gained a brief background on the International Whaling Commission, which will come in handy tomorrow when we represent different nations in a debate on the renewal of the IWC’s whaling moratorium.

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

August 01, 2017

I think I’m in love with the USGS

Elizabeth Smith, Spelman College

SEA Semester

When I was in high school I participated in the Mathematics Science Engineering Academy pipeline program hosted by Fort Valley State University. The mission of this program is to “alleviate the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the energy industry”. As a rising ninth grader I travelled with them to Reston, Virginia, headquarters of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Categories: Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

August 01, 2017

New Bedford

Ana Velasquez & Gwendolyn Donahue, University City High School & Dalton School

SEA Semester

The morning began with a 7:30 wakeup and eggs. On the short bus ride to New Bedford, we listened to music and discussed our excitement for the day. Once arriving in New Bedford, we were immediately struck by the historic appearance of the town. After going over the day’s plans with Dan, we entered the Seaman’s Bethel. Inside the Bethel, we studied the cenotaphs, which are memorials for someone whose body was lost after their passing.

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

July 31, 2017

Intellectual Voyage

Katarina Zahedi & Nadia Diskin-Gaudette, Milton Academy & Boston Latin School

SEA Semester

Hello world. Welcome to the first and final edition of Katarina and Nadia’s blog.

Today we woke up to a delicious breakfast of eggs, potatoes, and pineapples (Katarina really likes pineapples, while Nadia did not eat any. She prefers potatoes). It was lively and loud as usual in B House because B house is best house, whereas in C House it was peaceful and quiet.

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

July 31, 2017

Transition to Marine Biological Laboratory

Franklina Yeboah, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

SEA Semester

The course section of the Partnership Education Program (PEP) is over and I have transitioned full-time into the lab at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Ecosystem Lab for my research on Sea turtles with Maureen Conte (MBL) and Heather Hass (NOAA). The course section was hard-work but I was able to push through it. I started working on my research on July 5, 2017 and so far I am having the most fun and learning new things that I never thought of.

Categories: Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

July 30, 2017

A Relaxing Sunday

Allison Gaydeski & Stephanie Kuplast, Northfield High School & Keystone School

SEA Semester

Today was a relaxing, beautiful morning- we had the latest wake up call yet (8:45), so we could wake up a bit earlier and drink some tea, or sleep in. We had a delicious breakfast of French Toast and sausages with maple syrup, thank you very much Sabrina!

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

July 29, 2017

Beach Cleanup and Moana

Nicole Capozzi & Gayatri Singla, Pingree High School & Head-Royce School

SEA Semester

We awoke this morning at 6:45 (or 5:50 to those of us that shower in the morning and have to share a bathroom with 7 other people) to the fabulous smell of breakfast sandwiches and coffee. After breakfast (thanks Sabrina!), we journeyed to the Madden Center, pumped for the morning beach cleanup. Upon our arrival, we entered the lecture hall to the startling news that we happened to be 30 minutes early (I could have slept until 6:20), and that we had an hour long lecture before we went to the beach.

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (1) CommentsPermalink

July 28, 2017

Woods Hole and Looking to the Future

Carlos Rivero, Amherst College

SEA Semester

Despite all the research and social experiences I’ve had as part of the PEP program so far, the past couple of days of being in the program have me setting my sights beyond this summer and even beyond graduating college. Several days ago we took the time to attend a panel of WHOI graduate students working on their doctorates, to hear what they had to say about preparing for graduate school.

Categories: Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

July 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Mira!

Ashwin Padaki and Sam Brandt, Lexington High School and Princeton High School

SEA Semester

It was a relief having to wake up at 7:30 today, as we had significantly earlier wake-ups the previous two days. We had cereal for breakfast, and in general, the morning was calm. We attended a drawing session conducted by Victoria Smith, the SEA alumni relations coordinator, in which we practiced natural history sketches. We practiced different styles, such as blind contour drawings, line contour drawings, and timed gestures. It was refreshing to have a less stressful morning than the previous two.

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink

July 27, 2017

Mystic Seaport Field Trip

Jill Powers & Juliette Brophy, Andover High School & Stone Ridge School

SEA Semester

The wonderful 6:15 wake up today had every one of us filled with joy. (jk) We slept walked down to a table filled with bagels and fruit to start our long day ahead. Chores were completed before we all mustered to board our bus to Mystic Seaport, Connecticut. After another two hour nap opportunity most of us gladly took, we finally arrived in Mystic around 10.

Categories: SEASCape, • Topic: life on shore • (0) CommentsPermalink
Page 4 of 8 pages ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  Last ›