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.
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.
September 13-14, 2009: The Chesapeake Semester has begun its maiden voyage. Moving in a clockwise direction around the Bay, students have started exploring the Chesapeake Bay watershed, analyzing landscapes, waterscapes, local history, and unique ecosystems as they begin to develop a sense of place. For the first leg of the journey, the group overnighted in Cape Charles to rise early following day to explore the geomorphology of nearby Mockhorn Island, one of the oldest Atlantic coastal islands, with archaeologist Darrin Lowery.