Protecting the Waters of the World

This past Saturday, I attended the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. I really did not know what to expect, but the event being free helped out a bit! I went to the event with two of my friends here in Savannah. Yes, that is right people I am meeting other people! High five! After a tasty little lunch we headed over to the Trustees theater. We made a pit stop so I could buy a book called My Father, the Captain by Jean-Michel-Cousteau, the son of the great Jacques Cousteau. I was just a little bit excited to be meeting such a great person who has done so much for the waters of the world.

Feel the excitement

We met Mr. Cousteau. Very nice man. He would be an awesome person to work for! So if you are reading this, remember me down the road.

Emily and I!

Eric and I!

The films were very short, but very interesting. The evening session started at 7 with Jean-Michel introducing each of his film clips.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary put on this event. It is about 20 miles from Savannah and a great diving spot. I have this on my to do list now. I learned so many different things from this festival.

One thing I took away is this: We must protect our oceans. We must protect them for the future of the fish and little tiny organisms that make it work. We must protect it for human enjoyment and recreation. The amount of trash and debris that is showing up on some marine sanctuary beaches is horrible and disgusting. Clean up after yourselves. Don’t take animals from their natural habitat. Now would be a good time to remember all those things we learned in middle school science. Everything has a reaction, and messing with the oceans and bodies of water will cause a huge one.

Okay, enough of my rant today! Make it a great one!



The Books: Fall Quarter Edition

It is amazing feeling to finally feel caught up in my classes. Unfortunately, I am sure this won’t last very long. Maybe the online classes were easier. Anyways, as promised in my last post I am going to talk about the book for my classes. Get ready for a post full of excitement!

Here we go!!

HIPR 701: Preservation Theory and History
This class is basically an intro class and mostly lecture with a few papers thrown in there.
1. Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles and Practice. Norman Tyler

2. A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the 21st Century. Robert E. Stipe

3. A Field Guide to American Houses. Virginia and Lee McAlester

This is required for all of my classes. Pretty awesome book!

4. Preserving the World’s Great Cities: The Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis. Anthony M. Tung

5. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers. Kate L. Turabian

Didn’t have to buy this little guy because I used it so much in undergrad!

HIPR 706: Preservation Research and Survey

1. Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You David E. Kyvig

2. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers. Kate L. Turabian
We meet again!

3.  A Field Guide to American Houses. Virginia and Lee McAlester

HIPR 709: Conservation Science and Preservation

This is my lab class!

1. Caring for Your Historic House. Charles Fisher

2. Preservation Technology Primer. Frances Gale

3.  Historic Preservation Technology. Robert Young
4. Conservation of Historic Buildings. Bernard M. Feilden
5.  A History of Architectural Conservation. Jukka Jokilehto
6. The Conservation Unit of the Museums and Galleries Commission. Science for Conservators, Volume 1: An Introduction to Materials.
7. The Conservation Unit of the Museums and Galleries Commission. Science for Conservators, Volume 2: Cleaning
8. The Conservation Unit of the Museums and Galleries Commission. Science for Conservators, Volume 3: Adhesives and Coatings
9. Porous Building Materials: Materials Science for Architectural Conservation. Giorgio Torraca
There is no picture, but it came all the way from Rome!
10. Old Building Owners Manual. Judith L. Kitchen
11. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation 

12. Conserving Buildings: A Guide to Techniques and Materials. Martin E. Weaver
That is all folks.

Sorry Little Blog

I have neglected you once again. It has been a little crazy since my last post! Spent Labor Day back in Nashville and then made the long drive back to Savannah. I bought all the books for class, which I will make a post about later. I am still missing some! My brother came to visit and we did the touristy things and also went kayaking with some dolphins. Classes started last week and I have been a mess. Trying to get used to the quarter system is weird. In two months fall quarter is over! I now have 9 weeks left to get so much done. Sorry this is not much of a post but I promise readers I will be back!

This past weekend we had our Young Life leader retreat on Tybee Island. Cute little beach house! It was a great weekend and I am truly feeling blessed by my opportunity to help serve with them. Now, if we could only get more kids to club tonight!

I have started working out with a trainer and she is kicking my behind. I need it though. Really bad! Thursday I start my mandolin lessons! More on that later as well.

I must get back to my paper topic and trying to figure out what I am going to do!

All the best.