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More than a dozen organizations in Woods Hole will offer exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on displays and children’s activities during the 2018 Woods Hole Science Stroll. The free public event, offering something for the entire family, will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Water Street in Woods Hole. Visit the Woods Hole Science Stroll web site to learn more and for a map of displays and activities.
When: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2pm to 4pm
Where: Moakley Courthouse Dock, Boston MA
*Rain or Shine*
Yoana Guzman, a student in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP), had never been on - nor even near - the ocean.
“Home to me is mostly desert,” said the Cal State, Chico student who’s pursuing a double major in electrical engineering and physics. “This was my first time near a large body of water.”
It was also the first time that a voyage aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, operating out of Woods Hole this summer, was incorporated into PEP. During their first week of classes, PEP students boarded the Cramer at Dyers Dock and embarked on a four-day cruise through Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay.
Highlights from our live chat with NASA astronaut (and former Sea Education Association Assistant Scientist) Ricky Arnold aboard the International Space Station. Among other topics, he reflected upon his experiences with SEA saying, “There’s nothing I’ve done in my life that prepared me better for my experience up here.”
Ahoy to whom it may concern!
We awoke at 0300 for our dawn watch and witnessed a glorious, yet distant thunderstorm under a starry sky. We then witnessed a majestic sunrise under which we continued to celebrate our glorious line chase victory. The line chase is a relay where we test our knowledge of the ships lines.
Marty Schwarz graduated from Carleton College in 2014 with a degree in physics and is an alumnus of SEA Semester, S-239 (Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems). Last summer, Marty served as an assistant engineer for the SSV Corwith Cramer Major Maintenance Period in Belfast, Maine. He recently was awarded a Fulbright grant.
Q: Please tell us about your grant, and what’s you’ll be doing (and when)?
A: The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
SEA Semester alumnus Michael Jacobson (W-72), the recipient of the 2018 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship award, recently traveled to southern Taiwan to document the indigenous Tao people’s traditional boat building and fishing culture.
I went to Taiwan and Orchid Island to learn about a tribal fishing boat and I came back deeply appreciative about how small the world is, how generous and wonderful people are, and a sense of awe for the indigenous people of Taiwan.
Our day started with, as usual, Jamie’s breakfast. During the watch meeting some continued working on their projects, and some played Whist.
SEA Semester in the News
‘We’re All In This Together,’ Astronaut Tells SEA Students In Live Downlink
A group of high school students and college interns enrolled in educational research programs at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole had the opportunity to speak live to astronaut Richard R. Arnold II as he orbited the earth in the International Space Station on Friday afternoon, July 13.
Since we didn’t have any classes today, we all enjoyed an extra two hours of sleep this morning. Once we were awake we had frittatas, bacon, and fruit for breakfast. After performing our daily chores, some people headed up to the Madden Center to watch the World Cup Final, while others remained at the houses to tie-dye.