I work at Piers Park, which is a beautiful park down in East Boston. This park is right by the Boston Harbor so people at the park usually take pictures of the view, and usually a lot of wedding pictures and quinceañera pictures are taken at Piers Park. They come out so beautiful, especially with the harbor and Boston in the background. The days here are very fun and also very relaxing. All 5 days we play with the kids in the morning and after that they go to the tent and get ready to come down to the dock to fish and see/play with the crabs that we catch in the crab trap. After that we go eat lunch and after that time period, we go give the campers an educational lesson about animals in the harbor, the food chain, history of the Harbor, etc. Then we bring the kids back to the dock for another chance to fish and that’s pretty much our day.
|Demani holding the dead fish we saw and caught in the water
My favorite activities to lead are mostly the games because I love playing games and running around. A usual go-to game is everybody’s it, so everybody has a chance to run and tag people. It’s usually a game all kids love and continue to want to play. A lot of the kids we serve are all very happy, energetic, and eager to learn which makes it easier to pick and play games with them. And since they’re eager to learn, it makes it easy to try and teach them an educational lesson instead of kids complaining about learning in summer.
|A camper playing one of our games called poison dart frog and trying to find the “frog” switching the pattern
The common creatures we catch or find are fishes and green and Jonah crabs but after learning about all these creatures I learned that green crabs are invasive to the environment and food chain. They don’t have any predators and eat all the food the other crabs eat which cause the other crabs to have not as much food to eat. They also came from Europe so they aren’t even native: they just came out of nowhere and just started ruining the other native crabs’ environment and food.