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Images: Sand, Seals, and Solitude

“Sand Dunes, Seals, and Sollitude” is an exhibition of student photographs, drawings, paintings, handmade paper, and writings inspired by a collaborative teacher-scientist project. The exhibition debuted in December 2014 at the Falmouth Museums on the Green and remains until April 2015, open by appointment. (Photo by Jane Baker)
In September 2014, Falmouth High School students took a field trip to Provincetown, Mass., to learn about the seal colonies on Cape Cod and to observe, photograph, sketch, and write about them. Lisa Sette from the Center for Coastal Studies (above, right) and other seal specialists told the students about seal ecology. (Photo by Jane Baker)
Rebecca Gast, a microbiologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who also studies seals, collaborated with Falmouth High School art teacher Jane Baker to organize the educational program. Above, she works with fish netting to help create a seal sculpture for the student exhibition of art and writing that emerged from the program. (Photo by Jane Baker)
On field trip to High Head Beach on Cape Cod, WHOI seal researcher Andrea Bogomolni discusses seals with students from Falmouth High School art teacher Jane Baker’s and FHS English teacher Lauren Kenny’s English classes. (Photo by Ashlea Sylvia)

Students from FHS teacher Jane Baker’s art classes made charcoal drawings of Cape Cod’s seals. This  gray seal is by Tommi Gans. (Photo by Jane Baker)
“Sand Dunes, Seals, and Sollitude” is an exhibition of student photographs, drawings, paintings, handmade paper, and writings inspired by a collaborative teacher-scientist project. The exhibition debuted in December 2014 at the Falmouth Museums on the Green and remains until April 2015, open by appointment. Drawing by Neva Callaghan, Falmouth High School. (Photo by Jane Baker)
A seal pup, captured in charcoal by FHS student Ruth Fuller. This and other student art is displayed at the Falmouth Museums on the Green until April 10, 2015. (Photo by Jane Baker)
Falmouth High School student Maddie O’Neil, on a field trip to the outer end of Cape Cod, painted in the “plein air” style of early Provincetown artists. (Photo by Jane Baker)
A sampling of “plein air” (free air) paintings done by FHS students at High Head Beach. (Photo by Jane Baker)
Art students from Falmouth teacher Jane Baker's classes built a seal-shaped armature and covered it with netting, some of which they gathered on their field trip. Left to right: Matt Katon, Marcus Dalpe, Lily Pariseault, Jamie Driscoll, Raquel Silva, Callan Small, and Neva Callaghan (facing camera). (Photo by Jane Baker)
Out of fishnet, a big green seal sculpture, made with washed-ashore net, plus other nets contributed by fishermen and Gordon Waring of the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The sculpture is on display at the Falmouth Museums on the Green. (Photo by Jane Baker)
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