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Jack Bausbacher '19

Jack Bausbacher '19
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Blog #6

Without breakfast, we travelled to a beach to remove trash and plastic from it. We walked up and down the beach removing trash from the shoreline. After 30 minutes we took a break and were told about anchialine pools. They are little tide pools on the shore where there are usually animals. Unfortunately, sand built up after a tsunami....

Blog #5

After breakfast, we went back to the NELHA visitor center. The guide allowed us to go underground to the “cooling chamber.” The building is cooled by a complex system involving low pressure hot air and low pressure cold air. Next, we went to an aquaculture farm, where we were told about fish breeding and raising. Aquaculture is the raising...

Blog #4

Having dry Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast, I rushed to eat before leaving. First, we went to the Marina to board a Zodiak boat. It was a small coast guard-like boat with two 150 horse power engines. We drove around in the pelagic zone looking for cetaceans. At the exit of the Marina, a harem of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins...

Blog #3

Waking at 5:45 due to Drew’s untimely appearance into my room started my day off poorly, especially since we got back from the Mauna Kea hime at 11:00. However, I was able to sleep for thirty more minutes, so I was happy again. At 6:15 I woke to the sound of harmonized alarm clocks. After the dry Honey Nut...

Blog #2

Beginning at 7:30 AM, we had breakfast. I had dry Honey Nut Cheerios. We went to the NELHA Visitor Center to learn about OTEC, a clean and natural way to produce energy. OTEC makes use of a 20 degree Celcius change in water temperature from the surface water to the deep sea water. The surface water, at 25*C, boils...

Blog #1 try 836

After a long, overwhelming, and exhausting day of traveling, we have made it to our Hale (Hawaiian for house) and are split into groups. I am staying in the main Hale along with two other pairs of seniors and the three teachers. The collection of houses and surrounding lawns grow clusters of fruit trees. The seniors explored the area...

Blog Day 6

Breakfast was at the teacher's cabin again. I had some dry Froot Loops and water. After breakfast, we walked down to our service site. After touring the school we were split into groups and began working. At first I was working upstair putting gravel in a flower box. After we put the gravel in,...

Blog Day 5

 Awakening from a dream, where it started to snow here, but it was not able to stick to the ground because it was too hot. Also, I was deeply saddened by the recent loss of Doug Kermit. Morning consisted of the same ritual except for breakfast was at my house. When we got to the dive...

Blog Day 4

Being very tired last night, I put my water bottle in the freezer instead of the fridge. When I woke up, I was reminded of this by a quick panic, thinking I lost the bottle before looking in the freezer. The bottle was frozen, but thankfully it did not crack because I did not fill it up all the...