SEA Currents: s289
November 19, 2019
UFOs and Dolphins
My day started out fairly normal with a wakeup at 12:30 am to start our watch at 1 am. I got up, put on my foul weather gear along with my harness, ate some cookies from the hutch, and headed up for our usual deck walk before relieving the previous watch group.
November 18, 2019
Sails Up, Engines Off!
November 15, 2019
Day #1 Aboard
Hey everyone, Sarah Banks here.
We’re finally aboard the Robert C. Seamans, wahoOo!
November 11, 2019
S-289: Climate & Society
Students of Class S-289, Climate & Society, board the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 14th after a one-week second shore component on New Zealand’s South Island. The voyage ends in Auckland on Dec. 15th after port stops in the Bay of Islands, Napier, and Great Barrier Island.
November 06, 2019
Haere Mai, Class S-289!
Students and faculty arrived safely in New Zealand today, surprisingly energetic considering the long hours across the Pacific Ocean.
September 17, 2018
Dr. Jeff Wescott explores new approaches to climate issues
In the fall of 2019, SEA Semester will launch a new program called Climate and Society in New Zealand. According to the course description, this new semester “takes a human-centered approach to climate change informed by the humanities and social sciences, and explores possibilities found within social and political institutions, economic markets, cultural practices, and the creative forces of art, literature, and design.” Dr. Jeff Wescott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, explains…
Q: Why was there a need for this program?
A: Recently, we met with faculty from several of our sending institutions to discuss new directions for SEA program offerings. They described the broad interest in climate change across social sciences and humanities majors. We already have an excellent SEA Semester program with a climate change focus, called Oceans and Climate. But that program is geared toward science majors. Our discussions with external advisors, and our own internal deliberations, led us to develop a new program that appeals to non-science majors.