Brixham Marine Conservation Day is about building awareness of Marine Conservation Issues, to educate the next generation and to introduce children to research and survey work in a fun and interesting way.
It will take place during half term on Tuesday 30th May 2017 with Interactive Stands/Activities from 10am – 5pm together with informative talks throughout the day (Brixham Yacht Club) and evening (Brixham Laboratory).
There are over 20 different interactive stands around the harbour from Brixham Yacht Club to Breakwater Beach including the UK Blue Shark Project, Plymouth University Marine Institute, Ghost Fishing UK plus many many more interesting organisations involved in marine conservation, education or research.
Breakwater beach will be busy, here children are invited to take part in a beach clean and survey then help with the construction of a “Marine Monster” using the litter collected. They will also be able to assist in a Marine Mammal Rescue Demonstration. Watch Fathoms Free do a ghost fishing gear retrieval dive and see Keep Britain Tidy Volunteers clear the breakwater boulders of debris. (weather dependent)
There is a whole host of interesting and informative talks taking place throughout the day and evening covering subjects as diverse as Marine Conservation Zones to Ghost Fishing Gear retrieval.
Please come along to a fun and informative day and learn about the current issues affecting our oceans and how you can help improve the health of our marine environment and those creatures that live in it…