Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All Access at Spectacle Island

This morning, I was getting ready for the trip out to Spectacle Island when I heard "THI THI!" I quickly turned around and came face to face with the East Boston YMCA kids, their smiles beaming at me. Jogging on over, I realized how much of an impact All Access Boston Harbor had on all these kids. After re-learning all their names and the joking began, they started to tell me all about the Harbor and what they learned about the ocean and its marine animals.

During David's little spiel, most of the campers knew and remembered all the little details about Spectacle Island, such as how long us Bostonians and the surrounds 43 communities dumped their trash on the island (50 YEARS!!), how long the trash burned/smoldered (10 long YEARS!), and especially about the Bay Gulls (aka Bagels). I was impressed seeing all of the kids from all the groups being so excited to learn and do something today they hadn't done before. It was such a fun day and I can't wait to do the same tomorrow!


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