SEA Currents: seascape2
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.
July 24, 2018
To the Beach!
We got up at 7:30 and ate breakfast, did our morning chores, and headed to class. We found out more about what we would be learning here as well as read some poetry that gave several interpretations of the what the ocean is. In the afternoon we had lunch and went a beach to conduct our first studies for our group projects.
July 23, 2018
Welcome Session 2!
Today was another warm day on the SEA campus as we welcomed 12 brand new SEASCape students! After settling in and getting to know a little more about the program and the faculty and staff, we played a few rounds of cards and had a delicious burger meal crafted by our wonderful stew Jamie.
August 10, 2017
SEASCape 2017 Summer Olympics
Today dawned bright and sunny; a perfect ending to the week. We started the day with a time-honored SEA tradition - FIELD DAY. In this case, Field Day means a Deep Clean of all the cottages, sweeping, swiffering, and scrubbing our homes from top to bottom. At the same time, students had their final meetings with program faculty. Once the houses were looking spiffy clean, we broke for lunch. Post-lunch, we had the graduation ceremony, where every student received their SEA pin.
August 09, 2017
Last Day of Classes
We had an early wake up today at 6:30, followed by a hearty bowl of cereal of our choice. We then had one large watch meeting before oceanography class with Maia. This morning, we had a guest speaker, Susan Humphris, who used to work at S.E.A. for thirteen years, but now works at WHOI. She talked about hydrothermal vents, and their impact on ecosystems and nearby life. She also introduced us to Alvin and other interesting sea-submersible technologies.
August 08, 2017
Geology, Whales, and Marbles!
As SEASCape comes to a close, we stayed on campus today. We woke up at 7:30 and had a watch meeting to discuss what to do on Thursday.
We began with a class with Maia, focusing on Geological Oceanography. We learned about ocean basin mapping, mid-ocean ridges, and sediments. Then we had class with Dan the man, focusing on the Age of Exploration, the discovery of gyres, seasonal winds, and currents.
August 07, 2017
Extreme Whale Watch
We were woken up at the extremely early hour of 6:30 in the morning. We then quickly ate and did our chores and then headed onto the bus. We traveled for about an hour until we reached Plymouth MA: the home of Plymouth rock. However, we were not just there to see the rock in the ground, we were also there to be on a whale watch. We waited in line for what felt like forever and then aggressively boarded the boat to secure the “best” seats.
August 06, 2017
The Last Sunday
As this is our last Sunday at SEASCape, we had many options for activities to participate in during the day. We began with a wonderful breakfast at 9:00 am of eggs, bacon, coffee, and English Muffins. Some of us had the opportunity to tie dye if we had previously disliked our first tie dye shirts, and a few others decided to join in by tie dying their own shirts.