Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Children's Museum Fun!

Hello again dear reader! It's been about 4 weeks since programming has started and I'm relocated to a new site! Although I was at this site for most of last year, it's really a different experience when there's new staff members. I'm really happy to be at this site nonetheless and it's pretty cool what we were able to catch this week! I also caught my first crab ever on the line and I was super excited about that accomplishment. The stripe bass that my coworker Anthony was able to catch was even more amazing and surprisingly random it was funny witnessing it. The Children's museum site has a warm environment and it's fun to be there with all the activity coming from the museum itself.
                                                    My first caught crab!
The stripe bass that Anthony caught

I really enjoy spending time at the touch tank to educate the kids about sea life. Teaching them the crabs that live in our waters and being able to distinguish their gender is nice and their reactions show that they actually understand what they're learning. I enjoy teaching these kids. Interacting with the kids is fun and not hard, it's actually so much easier than with an adult. Also teaching them about patience as fishing requires a lot of patience and focus is important a rewarding when they actually catch something.
Another thing I've found helpful is taking to my LHE about future college plans and the stresses and freedom that comes with growing up. Rising to my final year at high school feels like a really big step into the real world and to be quite honest it frightens me; I feel as though time is moving so fast and I haven't caught up with it yet. I don't know if I'm ready or just have to go with the flow. But it's also nice to remind myself that no one really ever knows what they're really doing just as long as it's what makes them happy. 
I like the JPAs at my site. They're nice and inviting and make it better to be at the site. I'm able to share laughs with all of them and we eat together, it feels like a little family. I'm happy to be at my site and it's great to be back!

Ps. My goal is to catch one stripe bass myself I don't care how long it has to take, that stripe bass will be mine!

See you again!

Carrie Monge

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