Life at Sea
Under the supervision and guidance of SEA’s professional scientists and crew, students are immersed into life at sea.
The ship’s activities operate 24-hours, and each student is expected to participate fully. Onboard students are assigned to a watch reporting to a mate and assistant scientist that will oversee their time on watch. While on watch (6 hours), that watch group is responsible for sail handling, lab activities, science deployments, navigation, and more. During a watch group’s 12 hours off, students utilize that time to catch up on sleep, meals, read, journal, or look for megafauna! Summer in New England is perfect for catching sight of humpback whales, fin whales, dolphins, or sharks.
No prior sailing experience is necessary, the desire to learn is required!