SEA Currents: seascape1
July 19, 2018
The Sun Sets on SEASCape Session 1
It seems like only yesterday this blog was talking about our first full day, then our halfway point, but today we completed the final full day of SEASCape Session 1 2018. There have been laughs aplenty, much sweat and grime, maybe a little bit of blood, and some tears, with more to come.
July 18, 2018
Last Day of Classes
We started the day by being able to sleep in until 8. We had breakfast, did chores, and had our final watch meetings with Phoenix and Orion. After that we headed for oceanography which was a student choice set of lessons.
July 17, 2018
Live chat with the International Space Station
Highlights from our live chat with NASA astronaut (and former Sea Education Association Assistant Scientist) Ricky Arnold aboard the International Space Station. Among other topics, he reflected upon his experiences with SEA saying, “There’s nothing I’ve done in my life that prepared me better for my experience up here.”
July 16, 2018
Data, Data and More Data
Our day started with, as usual, Jamie’s breakfast. During the watch meeting some continued working on their projects, and some played Whist.
July 16, 2018
SEA connects with International Space Station
SEA Semester in the News
‘We’re All In This Together,’ Astronaut Tells SEA Students In Live Downlink
A group of high school students and college interns enrolled in educational research programs at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole had the opportunity to speak live to astronaut Richard R. Arnold II as he orbited the earth in the International Space Station on Friday afternoon, July 13.
July 15, 2018
World Cup and Tie-Dye
Since we didn’t have any classes today, we all enjoyed an extra two hours of sleep this morning. Once we were awake we had frittatas, bacon, and fruit for breakfast. After performing our daily chores, some people headed up to the Madden Center to watch the World Cup Final, while others remained at the houses to tie-dye.
July 14, 2018
Discussing Whaling, Building Boats, and a Beach Cleanup
Today we woke up, got ready, and had breakfast. Then we went to Oceans and Society and started research for the whaling debate. After that we had lunch and then went to our Racing beach cleanup. It was really awesome doing something to support healthy oceans.
July 12, 2018
Our day started out with a morning chill in the air and warm bagels compliments of Jamie.Then we gathered in our watch groups and learned how to tie the sheet bend knot, after which we played a few fun interactive games, including one game taught to us by Lily. We then headed up to the Madden Center for Oceans & Society where we talked about transatlantic cables.
July 10, 2018
What a Fun Day!
After breakfast this morning we got on the “big yellow school bus,” and headed to New Bedford.
After a long one hour ride, we arrived at the New Bedford Whaling Museum where we learned about whales and some artifacts, which were shared with us by the helpful staff working in and amongst the museum.
July 09, 2018
Woodneck Data Collection and Highfield Hall and Gardens
Today we did a variety of things including our first data collection at Woodneck Beach. There we split into groups: geological, physical, chemical, biological, and human interaction. For example in the chemical group, we took water samples and tested the amount of nitrate, phosphate, and dissolved oxygen present in the water.