SEA Currents: seascape1
July 08, 2017
Geology, Over Fishing, and a Navigation Challenge
Today marked the last day of classes during our first week, with everyone excited for the free day on Sunday. After eating our cereal, we learned all about the Bowline Knot, a highly useful knot often used on ships. It is a deceptively simple knot that took the group several attempts to properly learn. We headed up to Madden Center to take our classes for the day. First up was our introduction to Geological Oceanography. Our teacher, Jess, began by teaching us all about plate tectonics. We learned about the history behind the discovery of ocean ridges, ocean trenches, and continental drift.
July 07, 2017
Ocean Acidification and Lots of Rain!
The day began with bagels and cream cheese followed by chores. Then we hurried up to Madden center for our watch meetings before the rain could start. Today in our watches we responded to some of the Leadership prompts and shared a few until Oceans & Society started.
July 06, 2017
Special Thanks to Ben Harden
We started the day with English muffins filled with cheese, ham, and eggs, and immediately got to work on our chores. After cleaning, we grouped into our watches and learned the square (or reef) knot, as well as the slip knot equivalent. When we had all mastered the new knot, we headed up to the Madden center for our Oceanography lesson.
July 05, 2017
Exploring the Marsh
We rose early to go to Sippewissett Marsh. We caught Pipefish, crabs, and a baby Horseshoe crab. We surveyed the whole area collecting data (e.g. pH, salinity, water clarity, sediment composition) before making our way home. We took some marsh creatures back for later observation, but unfortunately there was a crab on crab altercation, and one had to be sent home.
July 04, 2017
Greetings from the Cape and happy 4th!
Today we started our first full day of SEASCape with 0645 wake-ups, a lovely pancake breakfast, and an exciting introduction to the daily cleaning schedule. Based on a rotating watch system, the students clean the dishes, kitchen, common areas, and bathrooms every morning. After a successful first cleaning rotation, we mustered outside for a quick watch meeting before class. Here we learned the Figure Eight Knot, and the RA’s were blown away by the knot-tying expertise of some of the students with prior sailing experience (e.g. Spencer and Ava).
July 03, 2017
SEASCape Session 1 Begins!
Today was day 1 of SEASCape session 1! 28 students arrived this afternoon, from all over the US and International. After checking in, we held orientation and students got their first taste of life in our little Woods Hole community. Sabrina cooked us a delicious dinner, after which all students returned to the Madden Center for an overview of the two classes they will be participating in this summer.
June 29, 2017
SEASCape 2017, Session I
We will welcome the first session of SEASCape 2017 to campus on Monday, July 3rd. This three-week summer program at SEA offers motivated high school students the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
July 15, 2016
Thanks to a wonderful group of students and resident advisors we had an amazing first session of SEASCape this year!
July 13, 2016
Final Academic Day!
We are all so sad to have finished our final academic day! For breakfast, we ate delicious chocolate pancakes. Thanks Sabrina!! Next, in Stephanie’s Oceanography class, we studied climate change and how to explain it to the public in a relatable way. During Carl’s Maritime History and Culture class we learned about the history of piracy and how it has evolved over time.
July 12, 2016
A Quiet Day at Camp
Today, we started out with a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast. Then we headed up to Madden for a class with Carl on the role of the captain and Captain Bligh. Then we had an activity simulating the development of an island. After lunch, we had our salt marsh presentations. We learned a lot about creatures of salt marshes from our classmates.