July 14, 2012 - Exploration on Georges Island in the Boston Harbor
After meeting up in East Boston the group of 19 took the T to Aquarium and then jumped on the ferry to venture out into
Upon arrival to
The kids learned how
Many of the kids’ questions of Monique were insightful as were many of their answers to a number of the questions she posed to the group (one exception: Q: Who won the Civil War? A: The French!) Their knowledge and imagination offered many surprises to their deductive reasoning skills and historical background education.
After the tour the kids had a picnic lunch and played Frisbee and football and even learned some yoga moves on the Fort’s open inner field. It was a warm day on the island with many water breaks, but much cooler than the inner city. The trip finished with a visit to the rocky beach where the kids skipped stones, cooled their feet, and observed the weekend activity of boats and birds surrounding the island.
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Thanks to Josh, Johannah, Latoya, and, as always, Rucker for weathering the hot afternoon sun and bringing another valuable set of experiences to this exceptional group of inner city kids.