Follow Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets as they travel the globe on Experiential Learning Programs! The adventures begin when cadets majoring in International Maritime Business visit South Africa, January 7th - 28th. Cadets majoring in Emergency Management will work with Habitat For Humanity in Eustis, Florida, January 13th - February 10th. A small group of cadets majoring in Emergency Management will be making a difference on Ile a Vache, Haiti, January 13th - January 28th. Cadets majoring in Facilities Engineering or Energy Systems Engineering will be travel throughout Costa Rica, January 27th - February 19th. From January 26th - February 17th, cadets majoring in International Maritime Business will travel to Singapore. Heading to Bermuda January 30th - February 10th will be cadets majoring in Marine Safety & Environmental Protection.
We have returned home back to the snow but wanted to send some thank yous to a trip that has made a lasting impact.
Today we traveled around EARTH University looking at the various ways they create energy to power the campus and their waste management methods. The main sources of energy come from their biodigestors, which are located on the dairy farm and main campus, and solar panels, which are on the all the houses and majority of buildings.
Today we visited Anglo-Eastern Ship Managers. As a ship managing company they took over the day to day operations of cargo ships for owners who either do not know much about the industry or do not want to run the ship and just have it for business. The presentation gave us an in depth view of everything the firm does as ship managers.
As our time at EARTH University comes to an end, many of us are sad about leaving all of the international friends we have made during our stay here. I have met so many interesting and hilarious people from all over the world and finding an environment like this would be almost impossible.
On February 3rd, 2019, Day 4 of our Bermuda Winter Experience, we of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy went on a hike to the beautiful Jobson's Cove. There we enjoyed the natural delicacies of Bermuda's abundant plant life. I took a photo of this beautiful sea fig (Carpobrotus chilensis) because it's very radiant purple color really caught my attention.
Today we toured a geothermal power plant and I thought it was extremely interesting.
My favorite day was when we went to the natural reserves and got to jump off the cliff into clear blue water. We also went diving in the caves with flashlights.
Today was our last full day in Costa Rica. While many of us are sad to be leaving the happiest country in the world and warm 90 degree weather, we are all excited to come home and tell our families about the amazing experiences we have had here.
Today was our visit to Miravalles and Ad Astra but more importantly it was Ricardo’s and Mr. Souza’s birthday.
The cadets are sure to see framing squares in use around the job site.
The framing square is considered one of the most useful and versatile carpentry tools. It is also referred to a carpenter's square or a steel square.
The framing square consists of a long arm and a short arm that meet to form a right angle. The long arm, 24 inches by 2 inches, is called the blade. The short arm, 16 inches by 15 inches, is called the tongue.