Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself....

            After a very eventful year, I have returned to Boston this summer to join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for my second year of summer programs. I am happy to see others return this year as well as all the fresh new faces. For those who don’t know me, I’m Annie Adams and I’m originally from Chicago. I spent the last four years of my life down in the Sunshine State and attended Eckerd College. I graduated in May and I majored in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Coastal Management.
            This week I spent a great deal of time getting to know who I’m working with better and going to check out all the sites that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will be exploring this summer. The highlight has been going to check out Spectacle Island and George’s Island, which is part of our All Access Boston Harbor program. At Spectacle Island, we all combed the beach to look for interesting sea glass and found many cool things like parts of old tea cups, cosmetic containers, ceramic plates, leather shoes, marbles, and old ceramic spark plugs. One thing that I had found, which was pretty interesting, was a top to a oil bottle or possibly a perfume bottle. About three feet away from it was the neck and opening of the bottle in which the top fit perfectly into. I gave it to Spectacle Island’s museum for display.
            At George’s Island, we explored the fort that exists there and it was an amazing experience. First we all spent some time on the shoreline looking for crabs, and found several of the invasive Asian Shore Crabs. Then we went up to the fort and explored one of the dark tunnels. It was pretty scary at first but with all my coworkers, it turned out to be pretty fun. Thankfully we were able to get off the Island before the bad weather affected us too badly.
            I had so much fun with my teammates this week, new and old. I’m really excited for the summer of 2012, and I hope you all will have as much fun as I do. See you soon!!!!

Annie Adams

1 comment:

Paula said...

Hope you guys have a great summer!