Dr. Wayne Bell, Jack Wells ’12, Mike Hardesty ’05, Dr. Donald McColl, Elle O’Brien ’12, and Kathy Thornton ’13 are all smiles before hiking the Incan Trail to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu. Brant Nordoff ’07 has recently joined the team to capture the trip on film.
Traversing Peru from West to East: The Chesapeake Semester team has gone from the desert coast at Punta San Juan by bus to the Upper Andes in Cusco by plane, to the Cloud Forests of Machu Picchu by train and foot. Now they arrive by plane and boat to the Amazonian jungles of Tambopata National Reserve for a three night stay.
Students in the Chesapeake Semester took a sunset cruise on the Skipjack Martha Lewis with special guest Michael Helfrich, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, who discussed challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
It’s Fall and the Chesapeake Semester’s back at it! This year’s Orientation week took us to the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD where students received behind the scenes tours with Education Program consultant Robert Forloney, museum curator, Pete Lesher, and a special exhibit tour with Chesapeake Bay photographer David Harp. Students also enjoyed a skipjack sail with Captain Wade Murphy and trot lining with Captain Russell Dize and Captain Lawrence Taylor, before coming back up to Kent County for team building activities and a two and half day float down the Chester River.