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Annual Shellfish Field Day
Annual Shellfish Field Days
Every year, DEI opens it’s doors for Shellfish Field Day, an informative and fun festival for the whole downeast community. In 2018, DEI is also excited to unveil our $6.6 million facility expansion on Great Wass Island in Beals.
Join our annual Shellfish Field Day and celebrate with us!
2018 Shellfish Field Day
11:00am to 3:00pm
Schedule for the 10thAnnual Field Day, August 11, 2018
11:00am: Shellfish Field Day begins.
Food available for purchase all day.
11:30am: Ribbon Cutting for the New Facility
Ceremony with remarks by special guests.
12:30pm: Tours of the new facility
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, make time to explore our new facilities.
2:00pm: Celebrity Clam Shucking Showdown
Professional clam shucker Marie West defends her title against DEI founder Dr. Brian Beal and other notable guests (TBA).
2:30pm: Annual Clam Flying Contest
Fly a clam to win prizes! Contests held for the following age classes:
10 years old and younger
11 years old – 15 years old
16 years old -100 years old
3:00pm: The end of the 10th Annual Shellfish Field Day
Our Community Impact:
ADAPTIVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
DEI provides science-based leadership to adapt to a changing marine environment.
FISHERIES STOCK ENHANCEMENT & RESTORATION
DEI has produced hundreds of millions of seed clams for coastal communities.
DEI has assisted fishermen and other entrepreneurs create new aquaculture opportunities.
DEI’s marine education program makes relevant scientific exploration part of pre-K to 12 grade education
SHELLFISH FIELD DAYS
Join us August 11th for this annual event and our ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new facility.