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Connecting Kids to Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about getting kids connected with Boston Harbor below.

In this five-and-a-half minute vlog, Horwood and Brown talk about their own childhood connections to the water and relate this to Boston Harbor Now’s efforts to connect Boston’s children and teens to the Harbor and the Harbor Islands.

Throughout the summer, there are daily family-oriented programs on the Islands, at the beaches, and in the parks. There are also camps such as the Harbor Discovery Program and the five-week Thompson Island outward bound camp.

There is also explicit workforce development for people who want to get into careers related to the water. Residents can learn more Boston Harbor Now opportunities and fellowships on their website.

Learn more at and follow our coverage of this video series as more episodes are released by searching the tag: Waterfront Wednesdays.

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