Skipjack Cultures

Our final Journey is coming to an end which mean that the semester is almost over, and what better way to end it than rebuilding a skipjack. The skipjack is a cultural symbol for the Chesapeake Bay. A skipjack defines the culture because they are a working boat that shapes the communities surrounding the bay.…

Building up on Kent Island

Like I have stated in one of my previous blogs, I have a serious issue with building homes along shore lines. It is a rising issue that effects shore lines and with the increase in water levels due, to global warming, it is not smart. One of the main issues with living by water, whether…

The Port of Baltimore: Stienweg Port Facility

With 90% of world trade brought in on ships, port facilities and storage units are a big deal along rivers and shorelines. My class and I went to Baltimore inner harbor where we went to Stienweg Port Facility. Here, ships bring a verity of metals like lead and aluminum as well as cocoa beans to…

Poultry Production on the Eastern Shore

During the beginning of one of our first trips on journey 4, we had gotten the opportunity to visit one of the family run chicken farms along the eastern shore of Maryland. Here, we met up with the Davison brothers and they had taken us on a tour of their farm and discussed how they…

Cultures in Peru

Our Journey 3 was based around a comparative study of Peru and the Chesapeake Bay. During our journey, we experienced many similarities between the two locations even though they are in different hemispheres. Peru is a developing country in the sense that poverty rate is decreasing, educational priorities are increasing, and a domestication of foreign…

Soundscape of Manchu Pichu

Manchu Pichu was found accidentally in 1911 by a Yale professor who was searching for a different Incan City. He came across this city at a time when the city was covered by vegitation. He began escavsting and found 164 skeletons. He named this place Manchu Pichu (old mountian) because there were no documents indicating…

Observation of Parque de la Papa

While in our stay in Cusco, we had the chance to branch out to near villages high in the Andes mountains where we visited the community’s observing culture and their way of using the environment to sustain the population. These villages where only made of the material found locally such as the clay and yuca…