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August 08, 2019

Last day: the report

Amelia Macapia & Marco Roberto, Bard High School Early College & Seaholm High School

SEA Semester

To wrap up our time at SEASCape, we had a “field day” (cleaning day!) extravaganza. After breakfast, we split into groups to clean the cabins and Madden Center (I got to scrape salmon and gum out of the bottoms of trash bins mmm! - Amelia) (I got to carry plates and dishes and sort them, wooo - Marco).

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August 07, 2019

Happy Birthday Marco!

Erin O’Donovan & Erik Geertsma, Hastings High School & Easthampton High School

SEA Semester

With our days at SEASCape dwindling, we started our last academic day with our oceanography class on student chosen topics such as deep sea creatures and climate science. Our next class was Ocean and Society, where we learned about the Disney movie Moana and the history behind the film.

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August 06, 2019

Only one more day of classes

Gwen Roode & Elaina Berdyck, Homeschool & Mount Lebanon High School

SEA Semester

Today was a rainy day full of class for the SEASCape students. We woke up to a breakfast of pancakes and apples, and the rain started just before our first class. Three speakers came in during Oceanography for career day.

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August 05, 2019

The long awaited whale watch

Bronwyn Addy & Jaffir Wajahat, Grosse Pointe South High School & Greens Farms Academy

SEA Semester

We started off our day this morning early with some cereal and coffee to wake us up and prepare us for the eventful day ahead. After packing up our bags for the day trip and putting on sunscreen we were ready to depart for our whale watch in Plymouth. Sadly, that same morning, was also the time our good friend and classmate, Diego, had to leave for Illinois for All States a week before the end of SEASCape.

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August 04, 2019

Tie dye day!

Cece Dunham & Claire Cohenuram, Wahconah Regional High School & Fairfield Warde High School

SEA Semester

Today was a non-academic day, so it was full of so much fun. Some of us got up this morning at nine to make ice cream in B house, but others slept in till ten. We then had a delicious brunch of eggs, bagels, bacon, potatoes, and fruit salad. After cleaning up from brunch we began our next exciting activity of the day, TIE DYE!

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August 03, 2019

Big day of classes and new beach!

Marlinee Pilkey & Franny Oppenheimer, Niskayuna High School & Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

SEA Semester

Today was Saturday, and we woke up to eggs, banana bread, and frozen grapes. After breakfast, we all gathered in the Madden Center for a group watch meeting, where we learned to tie monkey’s fist knots (some were more successful than others).

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August 01, 2019

Finally found a horseshoe crab!

Kelly Logan & Diego Carrillo, Shoreham Wading-River High School & Urbana High School

SEA Semester

We started our day off with a healthy breakfast provided by our fantastic steward, Jared. It consisted of fried eggs and a mix of sweet potatoes and potatoes. After eating, we headed to the Madden Center for our first class of the day with Maia Theophanis and learned about graphical analysis and data visualization.

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July 31, 2019

Today in Chatham

Gwen Roode & Jaffir Wajahat, homeschool & Greens Farms Academy

SEA Semester

Today we spent the majority of our day in the town of Chatham. Chatham is home to the famous U.S. Coast Guard Station featured in The Finest Hours and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), both of which we visited. At the White Shark Conservancy, we learned about great white sharks and the high concentration of white sharks in the Chatham area due to the increased local seal population.

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July 30, 2019

Scientific Illustration and Beach Sampling

Gracie McDevitt & Owen Proulx, Sacred Heart Greenwich & Harbor High

SEA Semester

After a delicious breakfast cooked by Jared, we began our day with a guest lecture with Logan Kline from NOAA about marine mammals and sound. We learned how anthropogenic noises in the ocean affect marine mammals and about Logan’s work with Passive Acoustic Monitoring to study these effects.

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July 29, 2019

Real talk about blueberries and busy days

George Lounsbery-Scaife & Amelia Macapia, Hunter College High School & Bard High School Early College

SEA Semester

After a breakfast of cereal and delicious fruit salad (minus the blueberries. I don’t like blueberries - George) (I, unlike George, LOVE blueberries, please don’t take them from me - Amelia), we started today’s classes off early with a guest lecturer from Sea Grant. We learned about ocean acidification.

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