Today I had the chance to have a little one-on-one time with a kid at Community Boating. At first he saw the eels and he said that they made him feel "yucky." But after a whole lot of convincing and a few laughs, he started to become more and more interested in them. He didn't even want to look at them at the beginning. Soon he got more comfortable and touched them. This is a picture of him trying to scoop one of them in a fishing net so he could release it back into the Charles River.
I also had the chance to teach another kid how to fish! He was so excited when he learned how to cast the fishing line out into the water. Among all of the kids I met today, This one was the most determined to learn and perfect his craft of fishing. From asking what type of bait to use, to how far he should throw his line, he even asked if he could stay there longer just so he could catch a fish. Although he didn't catch a fish today, he learned two things: he learned how to fish and that fishing is a patient man's sport.
See you on the water,