Sunday, August 23, 2015

First time at Piers Park!

Piers Park!
Hey, friends of Save the Harbor!

My last post was about one of the new sites I visited this week, CHV, and in this post, I'm going to tell you about my day in East Boston! Piers Park Sailing is an amazing site- I happened to be there on a day of downpours and high humidity, but we still had plenty to do.

After building sea creatures out of clay during some morning rain, we went down to the crab traps. My JPAS, Andy, Ana and Bella, were incredible- they took the kids kayaking, helped me teach the kids about skeleton shrimp, and even participated in our crab race!

Soon we were off to explore the parks, where we talked about genes and biodiversity while we searched for four-leafed clovers. We didn't have as many kids as we normally do because of the weather, so we were able to really get to know Friday's participants! We spent a third of our time laughing, at least!
Bella kayaking with Claire!

We ended the day with an amazing spin on a sailboat. I had never been on a sailboat that size before- it needed TWO people to control the sails, and we fit 10 people onto my boat! This was a refreshing way to catch a breeze and relax after a long Friday of tumultuous weather. Thanks for always bringing me new experiences, Save the Harbor!

Until next time,

Jessie teaching Andy how to use the broom! 

Fun with crabs on the doc!

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