SEA Currents: seascape1
July 08, 2015
A nice quiet campus day
Today we woke up to the sweet smell of bacon and coffee. As we got ready for class it dawned on us that it would soon rain so our field trip was canceled. Instead of going to the beach to observe natural erosion and geology we took the time and worked on our salt marsh posters.
July 07, 2015
Whale Watching in Plymouth!
Today we went whale-watching. Despite having to wake up earlier than usual, we all excitedly boarded the bus at 730 am to travel to Plymouth, MA. There was beautiful weather all day and we spotted quite a few whales, and even a shark! When the boat got back, we all explored the historic town of Plymouth. We saw Plymouth Rock and visited many stores on the town’s Main Street.
July 06, 2015
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Lab Tour
We began the day by learning how to navigate the earth by using Polaris as a way to find the latitude and other early equations to find the longitude. We then traveled down the road to WHOI where we went to the Paleotempestology Lab where Stephanie works.
July 05, 2015
A day as a Cape Cod Tourist.
Today I realized that Massachusetts is determined to make sure that nobody can finish their ice cream dishes. We were able to wake up really late today and enjoy the best quiche ever (yes Mom, even better than yours!) and then figure out the seemingly confusing washing machines.
July 04, 2015
4th of July Science style!
So on the 4th of July we had a pretty fun day. We designed ships with Carl in Maritime History and Culture class. There were a lot of intriguing ideas for ships; Robert had an interesting idea for a three in one ship that is a sub, boat, and could FLY. In Oceanography we presented vocabulary in a fun manner. My group and I did a rap with a little play going on along with it.
July 03, 2015
Sippewissett Salt Marsh and Fun in lab!
Yesterday, we went to Sippewissett Salt Marsh and explored (scientifically, of course) all of the tide pools, eddies, and banks. We saw so many different species of plant, animal, algae, and even a sponge! After capturing and documenting these wonderful organisms, we released them back where we caught them, and took core samples of the ground. After packing up, we all walked to the beach and many of us got in the water to cool off.
July 01, 2015
A day in New Bedford!
Today we took a field trip to New Bedford, MA. After a long bus ride through torrential rain, we arrived at Bergie’s Seafood on the harbor. The wholesale fishing company buys fresh fish off the boats, fillets the fish, then sells them to most restaurants and markets. We had a chance to watch up close and personal the filleting process, which was exciting for some but others were grossed out. After asking the manager Phill all of our questions, we moved onto the Seamen’s Bethel.
June 30, 2015
First Day of Classes
Today marked the first day of classes in Oceanography and Maritime History and Culture. We had enthusiastic introductions to each subject, and had a great lunch in between the classes. Shout out to Nick the cook! And also shout out to Carl’s marvelous singing in class.
June 29, 2015
SEASCape I 2015 Begins
Students from across the country arrived at SEA campus today to beautiful sunshine and a delicious barbecue dinner. All twenty-four kids took some time to settle into their houses, play frisbee and volleyball, and endure some ice-breaker games with Maggie and I (your very excited RA’s).
June 29, 2015
Faculty & Students, SEASCape I
The students of SEASCape I 2015 arrived on campus on Monday, June 29th. 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. Academic programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Coursework includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to the study of oceanography, the history of humanity’s relationship with the oceans, and modern maritime issues. Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants not only grow as students, but as global citizens and individuals.