Follow Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets as they travel the globe on Experiential Learning Programs!  The adventures begin On January 12th when a small group of cadets majoring in Emergency Management depart for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Arizona.  Two large groups of cadets majoring in Emergency Management will work with Habitat For Humanity in Eustis, Florida, January 19th - February 14th.  Energy Systems Engineering majors will be travel throughout Costa Rica, January 26th - February 19th.  Bermuda will be explored on both land and sea from January 30th - February 9th by cadets majoring in Marine Safety, Science & Environmental Protection.  Cadets majoring in International Maritime Business will wrap up the learning adventures when they visit Thailand from February 9th – 22nd. 

Wish you could walk along one of Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and stick your toes in the ocean?  Click on the video below and you’ll feel as if you are walking along the beach with the cadets. Would you like to learn more about the science behind Bermuda’s beautiful pink sand?  Click on the link below. Our Unique Pink Sand   http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120301/FEATURES02/703019903          
Cadet majoring in Marine Safety Science & Environmental Protection will be spending the next ten days at Bermuda Institute Of Ocean Sciences, located in Ferry Reach, St. George's Bermuda.   Watch this six-minute video to get to know this non-profit marine science and education institute.  
  "My family is from Lithuania and I visit pretty much every summer. I see my Grandma, cousins, and aunt and look forward to my trips." Name: 4/C Lucas J. Janulaitis Hometown: Centerville, MA "Ireland in April 2019" Name: 4/C Patrick L. Fahey Hometown: Duxbury, MA "I traveled through Canada to get to Michigan in 2017." Name: 4/C Codey J. Murray Hometown: Whitman, MA "I traveled to Australia in 2011, England in 2013, France in 2017, and Ireland in 2019." Name: 4/C Adam C. Lanctot Hometown: Anywhere "I traveled to the Dominican Republic during my senior year of high school." Name: 4/C Neil W. Collins Hometown: Wrentham, MA "In high school I traveled to the island of Dominica…
  Today I had a ton of fun.  I was very interested in today's topics. First off, we had the jungle. Although it was really scary due to my fear of snakes - especially when we saw a snake, I still had an incredible time.  I saw an actual Costa Rica jungle. It was a totally different experience than what you see in the films, with all the animals, unique plants, and all the adventure you as a person get to experience for yourself. It was a roller coaster! My favorite part was when we reached the ranch where we will be staying at for the next few days. It was so intriguing and interesting - a place trying to achieve full sustainability, while being comforting and beautiful. I loved…
  Today we left EARTH University after a few great days of meeting people and learning new things about renewables and sustainably. We went on a mile long walk through the rainforest this morning where we saw everything from bullet ants to boa constrictors. We found a juvenile boa constrictor and our tour guide Al captured the snake. It was amazing to see something like that in the wild and actually be able to touch it.  Also, when we are able to find a bullet ant mound he was able to take one of the ants out and let us see a closer look at it. Once were done with the walk we drove many hours to an amazing resort called Rancho Margot. Rancho Margot is a 100% energy sustainable resort…
Today is our third day in paradise. Bermuda is such a beautiful island. It still blows me away how crystal clear the water is, it looks like blue Powerade! My roommate and I woke up late because we were up talking till 3:00 AM last night, so we hurried down to breakfast and scarfed down our meals. We threw together a few quick sandwiches for lunch and hopped on the bus to head down to the other side of the island to go to the National Museum Of Bermuda. n total it took us about an hour, give or take a few minutes to get to the museum. The museum was really interesting, not because of the information and artifacts that it holds, but because it was actually located inside of an old…
  Today we woke up at the same time as always which is 0545. I was more tired than usual, so I took a shower and then crawled back into bed for a couple more minutes. We then all went to Violetta’s for breakfast and today we had breakfast burrito’s which were probably the best thing we had for breakfast so far. Everyone was super exited when they were handing out the plates of food. For drinks most of us have a cup of coffee but for others they had orange juice. From breakfast we went to the job sites and worked until we had to come back for lunch. On my way to the worksite I was looking out the window and thinking “I can’t believe that we are going home on Saturday, this trip has…
Cadets majoring in Marine Safety Science & Environmental Protection had an exciting time exploring the National Museum Of Bermuda.  Click on the link to take a tour of the museum grounds.  You’ll feel like you are walking right beside the cadets. Still curious?  The link below will take you to the National Museum of Bermuda website.  https://nmb.bm/visit/ Click on Artifacts From The Sea to learn about eleven special treasures from the sea that the cadets saw on their visit. https://nmb.bm/explore/artifacts-from-the-sea/ Click on the link below to learn about the museum's exhibits?  Which exhibit would you like to first? https://nmb.bm/explore/exhibits/ Azores &…
The group in front of the National Museum of Bermuda. Commuters 4/C Sasha Alves and 4/C Grace Jensen taking field pictures of vegetation on the Jobson’s Cove/Horseshoe Bay. Horseshoe Bay is 775 miles away from Boston.   Hey, everyone! Today was a very educational day here in Bermuda for our cadets. We woke up to an incredible smell wafting from the mess hall (where we eat our meals): FRENCH TOAST! Mukesh is our chef and he has been absolutely amazing with serving our meals that provide us energy to get through the day. After breakfast, both cohorts loaded into buses that took us from BIOS in St. George’s, which lies at the north side of the main island, all the way to the…
This morning I woke up very tired from the long day I had before. Our schedule for the day was to go to the National Museum Of Bermuda and then to the beach. After visiting the museum I was able to go shopping and got some cool new shirts. But I have to say that the beach was the best part. The views from the tops of the rocks were amazing. The water was so blue and clear. I have never seen much like it ever before.