SEA Currents: seascape2
August 05, 2018
(The Second) Sunday Funday!
Today was a day for leisure, recreation, and taking it easy. Our day started off normally enough, except for the fact that we could finally sleep in after a long week of fun, we got up around 10:15 and ate brunch. After that we did some tie-dye, which was fairly quick.
August 03, 2018
The Noisy Ocean & Ancient Rocks
We started off our day with breakfast and went straight to Oceans and Society class. We discussed the creation of cargo ships and the impact they have on today’s society. This discussion was closely related to our lesson about marine mammal sounds and noise pollution.
August 02, 2018
Fun in Boston
Today for our trip to Boston, we got up 30 minutes earlier to get ready for a 2-hour school bus ride. The first place we stopped at was the USS Constitution Museum. Here we learned about the vessel, and learned about its rich history.
August 01, 2018
Beach Cleanup and Sample Collection
First thing today we had a lesson on climate change and discussed on how it has changed the ocean and the environment. We also discussed the social and political impacts of climate change, we saw a documentary about the current disputes on the fishing and oil industries in countries including Norway, Ireland, and Canada.
July 31, 2018
A visit to the DSV Alvin
Today we had a class of marine chemistry and tested Ph samples of freshwater, salt water and salt water with a high concentration of baking soda while adding CO2 for 30 second intervals to check the difference between the Ph levels each time to demonstrate the effect of climate change on the ocean.
July 30, 2018
We started the day off with an early morning breakfast. After we finished our food and all of our chores we departed for New Bedford around 9:00 A.M and got to the New Bedford Whaling museum at 10:00 A.M. While there we roamed around looking at tools used in whaling, whale bone, etc.
July 29, 2018
Today was the first non-academic day of the program and of course everyone was very excited! We started the day at 9:45, a major difference from the usual 7:30. Jamie also made us a wonderful brunch and we left soon after to go candlepin bowling, which has smaller pins and balls.
July 28, 2018
The Leading Light of Nobska Point
Nobska point lighthouse has provided sailors and captains the guiding light that they need for navigation for almost two-hundred years. Here is a little history on the lighthouse and the keepers houses.
July 26, 2018
Currents and Gyres
Today at SEA education we had four classes: physical oceanography, oceans & society, and navigation workshop. In physical oceanography we had a speaker named Ben Harden who came in and talked to us about his fields of research such as fluid dynamics- the properties of fluids when in motion.
July 25, 2018
We woke up to an early morning of pancakes and syrup, courtesy of Jaime, and groggily stumbled about our morning chores. This completed, we went up to the Madden center for our first class, oceans and society, with Kate, in which we went over the history of the Wampanoag people, the native group indigenous to Massachusetts.