SEA Currents: seascape1
June 28, 2016
SEASCape 1, 2016 Begins!
We, the Resident Advisors are so excited to have all students on campus with us! It’s been a long day full of meeting new friends and learning about the next three weeks here at SEA, and we are almost ready to get a good night’s sleep before another big day tomorrow. Earlier, after the students said goodbye to families and got settled in, we enjoyed a delicious barbecue prepare by our live-in steward for the program, Sabrina.
June 28, 2016
Faculty & Students, SEASCape I, 2016
The students of SEASCape I 2016 will arrive on campus on Tuesday, June 28th. 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.
July 14, 2015
More Field Trip Fun
Today we went on a research vessel where we studied many aspects of the water including plankton, scallop trolls, water testing, and underwater video exploring. We learned about many local species and environments from this experience. Next, we visited a geological center in Woods Hole. Within this center there was an interactive sand box which was an augmented reality of land masses and the characteristics of water.
July 12, 2015
Sunday Fun Day!
Today, we woke up in anticipation of meeting the students from the Lady Maryland. We also woke up to the most amazing crepes I have ever had, well maybe second best to the local crepe place in town, thanks to Emma and Theo.
July 11, 2015
Today we built boats, did a water density lab, and had a pizza party. We were in 6 groups, and each had to make a boat that could float, hold weight and move. We had 2 hours to build with the items we had collected over the past few days. We test the boats Monday! After boat building we did a water density lab.
July 10, 2015
A day in Woods Hole!
Today was a very exciting day. First, we went to a U.S Coast Guard base in Woods Hole where we were escorted through the facility and saw their base of operations, where they recieve all of their calls. They actually work on 48 hours shifts meaning for 2 days they stay there on site. We got to go on the boats where we saw how they operate them and navigate, so they don’t get lost. If you ever want a Coast Guard boat I suggest you start saving now because they cost around 4 million dollars! You may be able to buy one by the time you are 80 years old.
July 09, 2015
Plastic Trash and Naval Strategies
Today we woke up to the best scones of our entire lives (sorry Mom). Then we had a really interesting guest lecture, that opened up our eyes to cool new careers, and more about marine debris and the impact it has on the environment.
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.