BAYSIDE WITH LETTY HANSON:
Meet Letty, Save The Bay’s education & curriculum specialist!
By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist
Born and raised in Rhode Island, our education and curriculum specialist, Letty Hanson, feels right at home at Save The Bay. She shares her experience & some of the fun projects she’s been working on with us below.
How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
I got involved with Save The Bay in 2013 after graduating college. Being a Rhode Island native, Save The Bay has obviously been in my periphery my whole life. After majoring in Wildlife and Conservation Biology in college, the job and community felt like a natural fit.
In your years here, does any one project stick out as a favorite?
The Narragansett Bay Naturalist Guide* was so much fun to make. I think it’s exceptionally exciting to have an activity book specifically geared towards our Bay and watershed.
What are you excited to be working on right now?
We’re finally integrating clean-up programming into the education department. I’ve been leading the charge in writing a curriculum and coming up with fun activities for our students!
As a Rhode Island native, you must have a favorite spot to enjoy Narragansett Bay.
I’m a beach bum and always have been, so I don’t anticipate ever living far from the ocean. Swimming, kayaking, snorkeling – count me in! I especially love Fort Weatherill and Beavertail in Jamestown.
What’s one thing you’re trying to make a habit?
Read 20 pages of a book every night – it’s going well!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Do you have a favorite sport to watch?
Oof. I only really watch synchronized diving during the Olympics!
*The Narragansett Bay Naturalist guide was developed during Summer 2020 to help families explore and learn about the Bay with self-led activities, challenges and more. Stay tuned for announcement of our 2021 offerings!
Thank you, Letty!