Monday, July 11, 2022

Salutations to a Second Summer

Hello everyone! My name’s Arryn (he/him), and this is my second year working at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. I’m continuing as a Junior Program Assistant (JPA). This is my first year working in the “traditional” JPA manner—working with kids and directly educating them about the harbor. Due to COVID, my educational work last year was more indirect. I worked on creating educational materials for kids about the harbor. Now, I get to put that knowledge to use!

The educational and environmental focus of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is what has drawn me back to this work. I love learning about the natural world and sharing my knowledge about it. It’s all the better if I am encouraging others to protect the environment in the process. I am particularly interested in the conservation and study of animals. Thus, I will be a freshman at the University of Vermont in the fall, majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. I graduated from Boston Latin Academy this past June.

As for this past week itself, my team and I got to know our sites and what we would be doing. For most of the week we will be working outside of the Children’s Museum, with a touch tank and fishing rods for anyone walking by to try to catch something with. On Fridays, we work in the North End teaching a group of kids from a summer camp how to fish. We were able to meet them this past Friday, and some of them were able to catch crabs! I’m excited to see how their fishing skills progress in the coming weeks.

Talk to you all next week!


Me in the front, with my teammate McRae directly behind me, and Sid behind her.

Another one of my teammates, Aidan. We were in the same group together last summer too!

A girl from our group on Friday holding one of the crabs that was caught.

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