Saturday, June 30, 2012

My first year with STH!

Hello! My name is Carly and this is my first summer with Save the Harbor / Save the Bay! Just a few weeks ago I graduated from Weymouth High School. This fall I start at a local community college and plan to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology. Ever since I was 12, I've spent many of my hours volunteering closely with wildlife and educating onlookers.

I started off at my middle school's science center for three years, then spent almost five years at the New England Wildlife Center, metro-Boston's only comprehensive wildlife hospital in the area. I later moved on to NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and recently started as a Keeper's Aide at the Franklin Park Zoo. And last but certainly not least, I've been lucky enough to be chosen as a junior program assistant with Save the Harbor / Save the Bay!

Already we've visited places I've never thought I'd see before. Spectacle Island's view of the Boston skyline was breathtaking, as well as the vintage treasures that covered the shore. Up next was Georges Island, and the view of Hull, Boston Light, and the thunderstorms miles away in the distance were also spectacular!

Hull from Georges Island

I feel so privileged to be part of a program with not only dedicated and motivated individuals, but being able to share my knowledge and love of the ocean with kids who may not otherwise have the chance to experience their harbor in such a unique way.

- Carly

The Boston skyline from Harbor Islands Express

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