This Friday, I had the pleasure to go to the Atlantic Wharf for a day of fun activities. We were visited by campers and families all afternoon. It was an extremely hot and sunny day, but we were powered and energized by a free Boloco lunch! The activities kicked off with some fun stories with "Tony the Pirate!" After his pirate stories, we split off into separate groups to maximize our time with activities such as fishing, mural painting and touch tanks.
I was assigned to the touch tanks. We set up the touch tank, but the sun was so hot that it was practically boiling the water. We had to place an ice pack in it to keep the water even mildly cold. It didn't work too well, so we had to continuously change the water to keep the crabs alive and functioning for the kids to see. We got to spend our time explaining to the kids what type of crabs we were catching in our crab trap. They were mostly Green Crabs and we got to explain some fun facts about them. Females are usually orange and you can almost spell out the word green on its shell. Despite the hot weather, we all had an extremely fun time. It was nice to be able to do some of the activities I normally do in the middle of the city and not just on Spectacle Island.