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In Retrospect: A look back at the two week Practicum

The boats have been washed down, gear sorted and the majority of the mayhem has subsided. It is very quiet now in the LAMP office. No longer are students coming in and out of the building in need of tasks or a quick break from the day’s heat. We have successfully come to the end of the two week field project and have had to say goodbye to the Flinders crew.

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The work that was completed will not be forgotten though. The work carried out and recorded by the students and staff involved in the practicum will be influential for the further field work that will be conducted in the near future by LAMP staff, interns and volunteers.

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You have not seen the last of magnetometer surveys on the beach, or more diving on the steamship wreck. We have barely brushed the surface on these sites (pun intended) and much more time and energy will be needed.

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We would just like to thank all of the Lighthouse volunteers, staff and our supporters over the last two weeks. The donations of food, kindness, boating expertise and support have been appreciated. Hopefully our presence here from 6am to sometimes 10pm was well received, because we all had such great time.

This year was the first of the Flinders/ LAMP practicum’s, and with its success, I see many more to come.

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Not all the Flinders students have left though. The LAMP team will be joined by four interns for the summer and beyond. Agnes Milowka (Flinders student) Karson Winslow (Flinders student), Deanna Sundling (University of Miami, Ohio grad) and Marissa King (South Hampton student) will be joining the LAMP squad temporarily. We will attempt to keep the blogs coming for your viewing pleasure; and also if something we post sparks your interest, please leave a comment and don’t hesitate to call or stop by if you are interested in volunteering!!

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Comments (4)

Karson, Great pics!!! Nice to have you around!!!
Kathy

Just a comment from the Australian end. Most of the students and staff are back in Adelaide (or at least home wherever that may be) after some very long flights (mine was a lengthy 36 hours via Atlanta, Dallas, LA, Auckland and Melbourne). Thanks to all our partners in St. Augustine at the Lighthouse and LAMP.
Regards
Mark
Associate Professor Mark Staniforth

Keep the blogs coming! Your work is fascinating--I look forward to the updates each week!

I'm so glad the field school was a success. However, Atticus, Noaa, and I are happy to have Chuck back to a "normal" schedule!

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