Hello everyone, and happy summer! My name is Amy Gaylord, and I am a full-time staffer at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. One of my main responsibilities at the office is preparing and planning for the youth environmental education program, which means that I look forward to summer all year long! This will be my second summer at Save the Harbor, and I am excited to say that our staff this year is better than ever—ready to share the harbor with youth and teens from all over Greater Boston.
Our busy orientation week concluded today after an engaging storytelling workshop with storyteller Norah Dooley, a fun-filled trip to Georges Island with harbor historian David Coffin, and plenty of time to get to know each other as a staff. This summer we have a large number of returning Senior Harbor Educators, Lead Harbor Explorers, and Junior Program Assistants ready to share their knowledge and experience with new members of the team.
I look forward to getting the program underway at all of our sites, new and old, this summer—including All Access Boston Harbor, my main outreach responsibility! I book groups on the weekly trips to Spectacle, Georges, and Peddocks Islands, making sure that youth groups from different neighborhoods have the chance to experience the Boston Harbor Islands during the summer.
If you work with a youth organization that would like to take advantage of this free opportunity, reach out to me for more information by email or phone: Gaylord@savetheharbor.org or 617-451-2860 x1008. Looking forward to a great summer on the harbor!