Yesterday afternoon, students assisted faculty and our facilities crew in getting the living roof on the Ryan E. Devos Bike Center. Though it was their exploration time, several students stopped by the building to help us get the soil up onto the roof. Students shoveled soil, Continue reading
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A lot of information has been thrown at students this week so they can learn the ropes of academics and living here. On Wednesday they toured the Cape Eleuthera Institute and met the research project leaders who briefed them on the seven potential projects they can work with: aquaculture, flats ecology, patch reef ecology, aquaponics, archaeology, sharks, and energy. Some of the students already got a taste of what research Continue reading
By 7:30 a.m. all 47 students had successfully lapped Triangle Cut for our first time. We woke up to a cold and windy morning but by the time we were in the water at Triangle Cut, we remembered that we were in The Bahamas. In order to refuel, we got a little creative with our oatmeal: Nick put peanut butter and jelly on his! We had a long day establishing our senses of place and community by first learning Continue reading
Today was the first formal day of The Island School. Our day began at 6:30 am; students had to meet in morning circle around the flag, where as Caciques Helen and I did count off, announcements, and led the group in singing the national anthem. After that we took a short jog to boys dorm beach where we circled up once more to do some IS jumping jacks, followed by putting on snorkels and masks, and plunging into the icy water (it has been colder than usual, so this required extra wits). Tthe group did some underwater exploration, and swam out into about 6 feet of water to see a boat wreck, where we observed several different species of fish, Continue reading
I sat drinking my coffee yesterday morning, watching as the sun rose over the Caribbean Sea; a chill ran down my spine. I couldn’t tell if it was the breeze coming off the water or the excitement of the day ahead of me. Alex Perkins and I were to serve as Caciques for the day, the only time in the semester when faculty have that role. Continue reading
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