SEA Currents: seascape1
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.
July 07, 2019
First Free Day!
Today was Sunday! That meant that we had no classes and could sleep in. Now we did what any sensible person would do. Many of the attendees of SEASCAPE got our nails painted by each other. The colors that we painted nails with were blue, green, white, sparkly pink, and a light pink. Later, many of us wanted to see a new movie called Spiderman: Far From Home.
July 06, 2019
Beach Day but with Science!!!
We started the day with some carrot cake bread and oatmeal, an auspicious start! Picking up trash was decidedly less appetizing, but more informative. Fortunately, the beach we gathered trash from was pretty clean so it wasn’t too much work.
July 05, 2019
Fisheries and beaches and knowledge oh my!
Today, we awoke at a prompt 7:15 am and strolled out to breakfast. It was a warm morning and we ate freshly cooked eggs from the comfort of our home. For our Oceanography class we had a guest speaker named Sarah Weiss.
July 03, 2019
Today, we had our first illustration class. We are going to use the skills we learned to properly document nature around us. Later, we learned about how Igneous rocks are made, and how they affect the environment around them.
July 02, 2019
Sippewissett Salt Marsh
Today was the first full day of SEASCape. We had our first Oceanography and Oceans and Society classes. In Oceanography, we talked about the different types of oceanography (biological, chemical, geological, physical, and human impact), the timeline of the scientific study of oceanography, and oceanographic gear. In Oceans and Society we are making “port stops” to different places in the world, roughly based on the Gulf Stream current.
July 02, 2019
Welcome to SEASCape!
Welcome to the SEASCape Session 1 Blog! This will be updated daily by the students in pairs. For today, the students are just settling onto campus, so we (the student coordinators) have written the first blog post. Today, the students have gotten to move into their homes Bellatrix House or Capella House, and been assigned into one of four Watch groups.
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.”