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Our first Summer Arts Weekend, in conjunction with Summer on the Waterfront Boston, was a lot of fun!  Passersby joined Courageous members and students in trying their hand at boatbuilding, contributing to a piece of sidewalk-chalk art, and checking out local artists at work.  A few lucky participants even got to go out for their first sail ever!

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This week, to celebrate our Fish Fanatics theme, we learned about fishing practices in order to highlight the importance that fish and fishing plays in the Boston Harbor ecosystem and local economy.  I altered an activity about declining shark populations to teach about how the fishing practices of hook and line, gillnets, long lines, and trawls. 

The lesson above demonstrates, in an active and fun way, how four of the most common fishing practices work.  Click here to learn more about fishing practices and about the fish on your plate.

Our fishing game this week has everyone ready for SHARK SUPPORTERS week next week!

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