Saturday, July 10, 2021

First Week at Save The Harbor

Hello everyone! My name is Danny Nguyen from Dorchester. I am a rising senior at Boston Latin School. I found this program through my brother Harry Nguyen who is also in this program. By the end of the summer, I hope to learn more about effects of climate change on Boston and the animals that are living here. In my free time, I love to play video games, watch anime, and practice piano. During the summer, I love to go fishing and swimming with my family. 

I am part of Francesca's group and this week we explored different parts of the Harborwalk. On Tuesday, we explored Long Wharf and the effects of rising sea levels it has on the populations living in this area as well as other areas in Boston. We discussed groups such as POC, low income families, disabilities, etc. and how they will be affected by the rising sea level from now to 2070. These first two weeks, I am still having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that most of Boston is man-made land. It is insane how property owners and companies are still developing in these areas that are vulnerable to floods while keeping the prices of buying or renting building extremely high. There was a sign that we came across that was titled, "The Future of Seaport." As our group was analyzing the sign and its caption, we found it quite ironic. It depicted Seaport from a bird's eye view and boasted about how it was one of the biggest projects and how big it will be once it's completed. We all thought about how it will eventually be flooded and how Boston doesn't have a clear and effective method of preventing the flooding of Seaport and other areas of the harbor. 

Overall, this was a great start to the summer and I can't wait to see what this program has to offer in the coming weeks.

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