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September 09, 2020

Virtual High School Program, SEA Quest, is a Summer Success

Craig Marin, Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies

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Conceptualized and designed by several dedicated and creative faculty and staff members and delivered by a three-person team, the two-week programs, offered twice, incorporated some of the best of what SEA’s in-person programs offer with interactive online delivery.

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August 18, 2020

Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

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Participate in real-time, real-world research related to marine productivity, fisheries, biodiversity and related conservation efforts in this challenging research semester. Use cutting-edge technology to collect and analyze data while sailing north to bring the SSV Corwith Cramer back home to Woods Hole. Close out your semester with a formal symposium, presenting your research to a panel of scientific and policy experts to fill in the gaps of scientific knowledge related to the coastal waters of the eastern US and the Gulf Stream: an unbelievable networking opportunity.

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July 24, 2020

Virtual Summer Student Internship Experience a First for Woods Hole Scientific Organizations

Shelley Dawicki, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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Sixteen college students from around the country are participating in this year’s Woods Hole Partnership Education Program. It offers the same basic content and growth experiences as in past summers, but unlike the past this year’s program is virtual.

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July 21, 2020

SEA Quest Session I Nautical Science

Liz Maloney, SEA Quest Faculty

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Students in Nautical Science and Leadership spent the first class getting oriented to their own surroundings.  Each figured out their Latitude and Longitude, as well as where North is relative to their home.

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July 20, 2020

Climate & Society: New Zealand

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Explore the intersection of climate change and human society… Survey the social and cultural impacts of climate change while engaging with stakeholders, community leaders, and policymakers addressing these issues at the local and global levels. Take action toward acquiring the climate leadership and communication skills necessary to be an agent of change. Engage in guided fieldwork on shore in New Zealand before embarking on a tall ship sailing voyage throughout its coastal waters.

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May 17, 2020

From the SEA Galley: Popovers!

Kim, Allison, & Peggy

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Happy World Baking Day! Looking for something appropriate for any meal of the day? From our SEA Galley to yours, here is a popover recipe! Thanks to sometimes steward Kim for the recipe, to captain Allison for making them, and to neighbor Peggy for the photo and use of her pan! Includes ingredients scaled for a ship’s company as well as tips for preparing on a heeled over vessel. ⁠

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May 12, 2020

From the SEA Galley: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ashley Look, SEA Steward

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Here is one of our favorite chocolate chip recipes. It’s peanut butter- chocolate chip, its delicious, and just so happens to also be gluten free, not that you would know. They are so tasty!

If you make them, we’d love to know if you liked them and to see pictures shared on social media!

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November 18, 2019

Settling Into St. Croix

Benjamin Kochan, Visiting Asst. Prof. Maritime Studies

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Greetings from beautiful St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and thank you for reading the inaugural blog post for C-289 (the “C” stands for our ship, the Corwith Cramer, which will be our home for the 289th SEA Semester voyage).

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July 31, 2019

Today in Chatham

Gwen Roode & Jaffir Wajahat, homeschool & Greens Farms Academy

SEA Semester

Today we spent the majority of our day in the town of Chatham. Chatham is home to the famous U.S. Coast Guard Station featured in The Finest Hours and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), both of which we visited. At the White Shark Conservancy, we learned about great white sharks and the high concentration of white sharks in the Chatham area due to the increased local seal population.

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March 25, 2019

THE VIEW FROM ALOFT: Spring Improvements to Woods Hole Campus

Jim Moynihan, Shore Facilities Coordinator

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As I write this, spring is just around the corner. You would think that the cold, winter months are the not-so-busy-time for SEA’s shore facilities coordinator. On the contrary! I may not be out and about as much, but my days are filled with planning and coordinating our much-needed springtime maintenance activities. I’m fortunate this year to have a six-week window of opportunity to get some larger improvement projects done that would otherwise interrupt student life here on campus.

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