Hi, my name is Laura, and I lead the Harbor Explorers Program at Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown. Throughout the week, I lead the Green Boat out on expeditions to various sites in Boston Harbor to learn about the marine environment.
This week we focused on birds in Boston Harbor, searching for terns and cormorants. We also took the water temperature, and looked for plankton using a plankton tow.
Every day at lunchtime, I help the explorers pull up crab and lobster traps, which often have sea stars, lobsters and crabs of all varieties. I also brought fishing rods down to the dock, and at least 10 kids get to learn to fish every day.
For more information on the program, you should check out our Kids Page. Or, feel free to add your own stories from Courageous Charlestown in the comments!