Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Week 2! Harborwalk!

This week, our group spent most of our time along the Harborwalk, and we made notice of the large construction projects along the shoreline. This played into our week's theme of sustainability, as we poured over city documents talking about projections for coastal flooding levels and flood prevention measures. As we were walking, we also noticed the construction of many luxury apartments, and so for our deliverable this week, we decided to make two TikToks about gentrification and sea level rise. 

 The high point of the week, however, was the Beach Bash at Constitution Beach, were we joined forces with other groups and STH employees to run a huge event for what must've been hundreds of kids. I had a great time teaching kids to fish, and I felt particularly in my element when I was searching for crabs and other critters to display in our Touch Tank. I ended up finding some interesting species, such as crabs, shrimp, and even a baby eel! The turnout for the event was great, and I got to talk to a lot of young folks about species native and invasive to the Boston Harbor. 

The gang at the Beach Bash!!!
Me, after falling into the Harbor

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