SEA Currents: seascape2
July 25, 2016
Planning Careers and Creating Leaders
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.
July 24, 2016
Our Day Off
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.
July 23, 2016
Ocean Currents, Density, and Movies
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.
July 22, 2016
Goldfish and Baseball
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.”
July 21, 2016
Another Successful Day
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.
July 20, 2016
Salt, sand and mud oh my!
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.
July 19, 2016
Full Day at SEASCape
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.
July 18, 2016
The First Day!
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.
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.
August 04, 2015
We saw ALVIN! “No, not the chipmunk…”
We woke up this morning to pancakes (both plain and chocolate chip) prepared by our awesome cook Marissa. After completing various chores, we headed out to Woods Hole for our final field trip. First stop was the Smith building, a part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI). Our tour guide Chad walked us through the halls,where we got to peek into windows and see oceanographic equipment like the remotely operated vehicle, named Remus. Then came the highlight of the day: ALVIN!!