SEA Currents: shore component
February 09, 2020
Departing Woods Hole and Bound for Sea!
Our time in Wood’s Hole has come to an end, and we must say goodbye to the SEA campus. Over the course of the next week, we all will make our way to the other side of the planet to join the Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, NZ.
February 05, 2020
Gaining a Sense of these Places
Things are wrapping up for the shore component of SEA semester, and there’s a lot of preparation we’ve been doing before we head out to sea. There have been countless conversations within the houses about watch groups and research topics and seasickness and the like.
February 01, 2020
S-290 Cares a Whole Awful Lot!
“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” - Rachel Carson
January 28, 2020
Thoughts on Climate Change
As I’m writing this, we are halfway through our fourth theme week, on climate change, having just discussed ocean pollution last week. With every class we face a different, grim reality. In conservation and management, we learned that regulations are glacially slow to be approved compared to the pace and scale of pollution in the world.
January 27, 2020
Home away from Home
Where to begin a description of our house on campus in Woods Hole? I could begin with our stadium seating couches and continue all the way to nerf wars, and, then, more importantly, how did SEA get such a diverse group that still blends so well? I am a shipmate of House B where I live with 8 of my now closest friends.
January 26, 2020
Interdisciplinary Week #3: Ocean Pollution
“When we talk about changing society, but we forget that we are part of that society.”
- shipmate Ashby Gentry 1-24-2020
January 22, 2020
Interdisciplinary Week #2: Marine Populations
Last Friday brought a close to our second full week of classes at the Woods Hole Campus. The theme for last week—marine populations—led us to a wide range of topics and discussions. Whether it was leafing through the pages of whaling logbooks filled with intricate illustrations of whales, flying fish, and porpoises at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, or discussing the complexities of the policy that regulates fishery management, our studies gave us a deeper understanding of the integral role marine populations play in our lives.
January 22, 2020
True Vegans Make Dull Cooks
Did you know?: True Vegans Make Dull Cooks, so Add Wasabi.
January 21, 2020
S-290’s at Sea Bucket List
Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun, and SEA Semester’s on-shore component has proven this to me and my fellow class and shipmates. With a mere 17 days left in Woods Hole, Class S-290 has begun to curate plans for our trip around New Zealand. During our pizza lunch with the President of SEA, Peg Brandon, we discussed our hopes for the upcoming voyage. I’ve compiled a list of things each member of our class wants to accomplish, witness, or avoid. You could call this Class S-290’s bucket list.
January 20, 2020
Conservation with a Conscious Mind
We are now beginning our third week of our land portion at SEA Semester in Woods Hole. Our days are packed with classes, guest speakers, research, and cooking for 8 others. We have begun to find the rhythm of what it means to be a student at SEA and that means diving into our studies. Last week our classes’ main focus was Marine Populations.