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WCF 3.5.14

Wildcat Friends had a great rehearsal with linette. Folks are really in the grove of this semesters production. Everyone is thrilled to get to sing a bit. Folks enjoyed another great lunch at Holloway, as usual. Holloway and all the staff are so kind and wonderful to all our wildcat friends. We greatly appreciate all the staff at Stillings and Holloway!

Group 1 went over to Sawyer Hall to do some karaoke and color a bit. Two of FIA’S newer staff Cody and Emily got up and sang for us all, and boy were they good!

Group 2 didn’t have the big gym but looking at the photos and hearing about it after the fact, I don’t think it mattered. Folks enjoyed dancing and games in a classroom at New Hampshire Hall. They were not too tuckered out to enjoy class with Sheana!

Sheana’s group had a visit by the UNH Marine Docents.  They presented their “Rocky Shore” program.  After a short power point presentation and a short lesson on how starfish eat, we split into three groups to meet some sea creatures.  At one center we learned about snails, clams and scallops.  We learned that snails walk on a foot, and that not all snails live in a spiral shell!  At the next station, we saw sea anemones under a magnifying glass.  We also got to see and touch hermit crabs, rock crabs and green crabs.  Who knew crabs could move so fast?  Lastly, we learned more about starfish and their cousin, the sea urchin.  The best part was watching the starfish use the suction cups on their arms to flip themselves over!

In Heathers class we learned about

Group 1 learned about waves in preparation for our trip to the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab on March 19th.  We learned that energy travels in waves.  We briefly looked at how particles in waves can move in different directions (transverse, longitudinal, and surface waves).  With our arms and rope, we experience for ourselves that high frequency waves need a lot more energy than low frequency waves.  We learned some wave vocabulary (crest, trough, wavelength, amplitude, high frequency, low frequency) and played a game where each person had to match the vocabulary word with the corresponding picture that someone else had.
We learned that the size of waves in the ocean depends on three factors:  the speed of the wind, how long the wind has blown in the same direction, and the distance the wind travels over the water (the fetch).  Using a fan and a small wave tank, we saw what happened when we changed wind speeds and times.
At the end of class, we enjoyed some highlight video from one of the ROVs that scientists at UNH interact with at the Chase Lab.  When the ROV is out, you can watch and listen to the scientists on a live feed.  Here’s a link to enjoy:  http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/welcome.html

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