|Learning from the ballnastics master|
Carson Beach is starting its maiden voyage as a Save the
Harbor Save the Bay site this summer. The last three days we have worked with
different organizations that provide great opportunities for kids on the beach.
The groups we have been working with are America SCORES, the Dorchester YMCA,
and Boston Boating.
America SCORES has had us running around all over the beach
with high-energy activities. Each morning we start with a pacer test to see how
long we can run between two points under a certain amount of time. The first
day I made it to 18 laps, and the second day I made it to 21. Hopefully by the end
of summer my endurance will be higher and I’ll be up in the 60s! America SCORES
also led a lesson in “ballnastics”, where you learn how to maneuver the ball in
many different ways. Needless to say, my legs have been very tired and sore
America SCORES also provides some enrichment activities. The
activity we did on Tuesday was similar to capture the flag but with a balloon.
Once your balloon was popped, you had to read the poem that was inside the
balloon. We also had to write our own poem about balloons. We all shared our
poems to each other and everyone did a great job!!
|Some of our finds!|
On Wednesday Boston Boating joined the Carson group. Boston
Boating provided kayaking and paddle boarding with the youth groups that came
to Carson today. While some kids were out on the water, we took the other kids
down the tide line to go clamming. While clamming we found mussels, razor
clams, and quahogs. Along with clamming we did a lot of crab hunting. We were
able to find Asian Shore Crabs and Hermit Crabs. The best part of the day was
when we were all able to take out kayaks. I opted for a paddle board because I
have never gone paddle boarding. The key to paddle boarding is balance, and I
was lucky enough to not fall off! Out on the water it was a bit windy so it made
it difficult to direct our boats.
|Back from our first boating trip of the summer|
I’m looking forward to updating everyone on the progress of
Carson. I believe it will be a great site with many opportunities to have a
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