2011 Fall Voyage of Discovery banner

River Science: The Deck Log

First introduced on board the Half Moon in 2007, the Deck Log is a record of river science readings maintained from one Voyage of Discovery to the next. Maintaining the Deck Log forms a primary component of our River Science educational program.

On a regular basis throughout the operating day, the student crew members are tasked to collect and record the current date and time, the ship's position (using latitude & longitude), the air temperature, the speed and direction of the wind and current, and relative humidity levels.

Most of these water and weather phenomena are too essentially unpredictable to serve as suitable presenation projects (at least, within our available time frame and resources), but the Deck Log still allows our students to be exposed to these fascinating aspects of the natural world around them, as well as maintaining a permanent record of the New Netherland waterways' environment as the Half Moon has experienced it.

Voyage Homepage Daily Log Our Crew Learning Page Half Moon homepage