The first week of the Chesapeake Semester included local and regional orientation activities at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, water tours with the Chester and Sassafras River Associations, and team building at Echo Hill Outdoor School.
Chesapeake Semester students gather on the Casey Academic Center steps on day one before their trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels: Dan Danko ’12, Brittany Hulbert ’11, Laura Carman ’12, Julia Krout ’12, Liz Shandor ’11, Kelsey Hallowell ’12, Laura Lazenby ’11, and Danielle Bellezza ’11.
Students in Washington College’s Chesapeake Semester explore the ecology, history, and culture of the Chesapeake Bay with immersion experiences. They began their orientation week with an overnight trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a skipjack sail, trot lining for crabs, and discussion with experts on various aspects of the Bay.
After a well-rested night back on campus, Chesapeake Semester students headed to Havre de Grace at the north of the Bay for their final day of Voyage 1. They explored the Susquehanna flats and lighthouses on the Skipjack Martha Lewis, a sister Skipjack to Rosie Parks and the Lady Katy which were both seen at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum during orientation. After lunch on the water, students came back to shore for a guided tour of the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.