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NINTH Annual Shellfish Field Day 

Saturday, August 13, 2016  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Schedule

10:00 - Free T-shirt with registration for the first 100 people

10:30 - Hosted shore walks begin.  Shore walks are held each hour, and last 30 minutes. Absolutely no footwear except boots or sneakers allowed. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

11:30 - Great Wass Clam Shucking Showdown  - Dr. Brian Beal vs. Marie West

1:00 - Clam Flying contest - with cash prizes!

2:00 - Boat rides Sign up in the education center - limit 40

All Day:   Research Demonstrations & Posters  - Education Center

 Hatchery Tours

 Touch Tank

 Seaweed Pressing with Dr. Gail Krauss

 Food for sale and mussels to sample

Touch tank fun for everyone!

See marine life up close under the microscope.

Lobster larvae, microalgae, clam juveniles and more!

Learn how to shuck soft-shell clams.

You might meet El Cid playing one of hundreds of musical instruments.

Learn about clams!

....and blue lobsters, too!

You might even learn how to fly a clam ...

Away, away!

How far did the clams fly?

How about a ride in a lobster boat out in Western Bay?

Or a rocky intertidal adventure...

How about a grand opening....of the new pier (August 4, 2012)

Photo credits:  Christopher Bartlett (DEI Board member; photos from Field Day in 2008, 2010, and 2012)

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