As a junior at Weston High, Ollie has a wide variety of interest: athletics, environmental action and teaching inner-city kids. He especially enjoyed a previous Outward Bound kayak trip. IC counselors searched for a placement site that would allow Ollie to explore combined interests: the environment and working with students in environmental education. Ollie became a teaching assistant at a Mass Audubon community based education center in Mattapan that provides environmental education to local youth.
Ollie told us that he enjoyed helping students with a variety of hands-on activities and field trips to salt marshes and the Blue Hills Observatory. He told us that the most important things he gained from his internship were:
1. Enjoying students from an urban environment
2. Learning about practical strategies to use in the classroom
3. Mastering driving around rotaries in Boston!