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July 26, 2016


Georgiana Ploss & Cailey Dorman, Falmouth High School & George C. Marshall High School

SEA Semester

Today all the cabins woke up earlier than normal (6:30!) and ate a wonderful breakfast of pancakes and sausages. Then at 7:30, after chores and making bagged lunches, we loaded onto a bus for an hour long drive. Many of us took the time to catch up on sleep and prepare for an exciting day of whale watching. Once we got there, we went on to the “Captain John” tour boat scheduled for a 9 o’clock departure.

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July 25, 2016

Planning Careers and Creating Leaders

Matt Potoker and Spenser Egnatz, Calhoun School & Ethical Culture Fieldston School

SEA Semester

After our Maritime History class today we had the pleasure of hearing various members of the SEA community. The speakers included a past dean at SEA, Audrey Meyer, head and assistant scientists that participated in SEA Semester voyages, Jessica Donohue and Maia Theophanis, and a scientific engineer, Jason Clermont. Over the last week we have been learning about the processes and moving parts to both Maritime History and Oceanography, and seeing some of the people who are actually involved in these processes put what we have learned into perspective.

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July 24, 2016

Our Day Off

Nicholas Potoker and Priscilla Chan, Calhoun School, NY & Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

SEA Semester

Although the previous days of the week were filled with academic lessons, field trips and scientific labs, today was our day off. After a fun night watching Pirates of the Caribbean, we all rejoiced at the thought of waking up at 9:30 AM instead of 6:40 AM, and having French toast for brunch at 10:00.

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July 23, 2016

Ocean Currents, Density, and Movies

Jacques Slaughter and Caroline Cassese, Eton College & Moses Brown School

SEA Semester

Today, we woke up to Sabrina’s banana muffins, and headed to watch meetings where we learned a new knot: the bowline. Then, we headed to class where we discussed maritime history with Carl in the morning, looking in particular at the United States South Seas Exploratory Expedition and the work done by various scientists like Benjamin Franklin and John Harrison.

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July 22, 2016

Goldfish and Baseball

Arden Carling and Julia Thompson, Middlebury Union High School & Montclair Kimberley Academy

SEA Semester

This morning the group oozed out of bed at 6:40, as usual. After everyone had finished breakfast and their cleaning assignments we moved onto Watch meetings. This particular morning we responded to one of the prompts in a brief paragraph. The prompts (as you may have heard) are phrases having to do with either leadership or problem solving. Some of the prompts are “Assume nothing so you can better adopt chaos” and “Never cut what can be untied.”

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July 21, 2016

Another Successful Day

Daniel Wahl and Jacob Athamni, Acalanes High School and Falmouth High School

SEA Semester

Today, we started like we do everyday, up at 645, breakfast at 7, and class at 830. We began with our first look at marine life in Oceanography. Next we had a guest speaker, Greg Berman come talk to us about Cape Cod Geology, how it was formed, and how to maintain the beaches. After morning classes, we split to lunch.

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July 20, 2016

Salt, sand and mud oh my!

Grace Acquilano & Asanya Wawlagala, Staten Island Academy & Barnstable High School

SEA Semester

This morning was filled with interesting discussions from Maritime Studies class. From ship design to the start of fishing industries, Carl covered it all. After a delicious Mexican style lunch of tacos, made by the fabulous Sabrina, we headed for the salt marshes.

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July 19, 2016

Full Day at SEASCape

Nadine Wong & Brielle Michener, Cherry Creek High School & Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

SEA Semester

Today we woke up to delicious pancakes and bacon. Then we all worked together to complete our morning chores, before heading off to our watch meetings, where we learned how to tie a figure eight knot. Then we headed to our first class of the day, Oceanography,where we discussed the four different categories that the field is divided into.

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July 18, 2016

The First Day!

Callie Schultz, Michelle Joseph, Sabrina Hutchinson & Shoshana Moriarty

SEA Semester

Hello SEASCape family and friends!

We, the RAs, are currently listening to the rustle of papers as the students complete their first reading for the program, a chapter from Moby Dick. We have had a great evening so far, full of food, frisbee and laughs. After parents and family said goodbye, we stuffed ourselves with delicious barbecue before an academic orientation with the faculty.

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July 16, 2016

Faculty & Students, SEASCape II, 2016

The students of SEASCape II 2016 will arrive on campus on Monday, July 18th. 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.

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