Wednesday, July 11, 2018

First Week Recap

Hey there!

My first week working with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is coming to an end and it was just great!
First I learned how to fish and set up crab traps at Children's Museum with the help of the more experienced JPAs. At first, it was a little bit gross to put the bait on the hooks and inside of the crab traps, but after doing it so many times it became second nature.

I had a lot of fun when all of us went out to the Harbor on a boat to fish. It was a beautiful and warm day and was perfect to go out into the sea. It took me a couple of tries, but I finally ended up catching a Black Sea Bass, and I really wanted to take it back home with me so that it can forever remind me of that great day, but we had to throw it back into the water, where it can swim free and safe.

For my first week, I was placed at the Children's Museum, where we taught children how to fish and let them play with the crabs we caught. One of the kids I helped fishing caught a gigantic spider crab and we all got really excited. It was green and slimy and its shell was covered with algae. It looked scary but cool at the same time!

Overall, during my first week with Save the Habor/Save the Bay I got to meet a lot of great people and had the opportunity to have fun with them while simultaneously educating children about the Harbor and teaching them how to do new fun things.

I can't wait to see what next week holds for me with Save the Harbor!

-Lea Barros
Me and my spider crab friend!

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