The twelve days(counting today) that have gone by seem to be moving too fast to even stop for a minute to think about the experiences that have happened while here at Sewanee. It is hard to imagine that only three days are left to spend with our newly developed friends. Despite being extremely tired from the intense learning done on the previous day, everyone was able to get up, and in some way or another, everyone was able to get to class. Groups switched for the first time today, so everyone was able to spend a little more time with the people they hadn't previously spent time with. The new group A participated in the class titled, "Water: A Reflection of our Environment," with Dr. Rob Bachman. In this class we were able to visit the water treatment plant for Sewanee, and learn how clean water is produced to be supplied to the whole town. Following the field trip, we ate lunch, and returned to Spencer later in the day for a Chemistry class. In the class we participated in an experiment that tested the iron in different water level samples. On top of learning about water, we were able to have answered interesting science related facts, for example, "why does diet soda explode when frozen?" So far today has been very interesting, and later today we will be having dinner with the admissions Staff, as well as prepare for an intense group project that will demonstrate what we have learned while participating in the Sewanee Environmental Institute.
- Anna Stachura