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Annual Shellfish Field Day

Annual Shellfish Field Day

DEI appreciates all the local efforts large and small that contribute to our success. Every year, DEI opens our doors for Shellfish Field Day, an informative and fun event for the public to join us and celebrate our community of innovation.

Join us  for the 11th Annual Shellfish Field Day

Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10am-3pm

Schedule:

All day: Self-guided tours of our facilities, including our shellfish hatchery.
All day: Seaweed pressing with Dr. Gayle Kraus, Professor of  Marine Ecology at UMM in the Education Center. Supplies included.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Food available for purchase in our conference room by Checkered Apron Catering.
10:30 am: Celebrity Clam Shucking Showdown on the main stage. Contestants include State Representative Robert Alley, Dr. Brian Beal, Department of Marine Resources Biotoxin Specialist for Western Maine Ari Leach and reigning champion Marie West of A.C. Inc.
11:30 am: Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony for our new residence hall, Evelyn Hall. Please walk or take free shuttle to Evelyn Hall.
12:45 pm: Clam Flying Contest. Prizes for each age group:

  • 10 and younger
  • 11-15 years old
  • 16- 100 years old

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Boat rides with Captain Robert Alley (weather permitting). Sign-up at welcome tent required.

Our Community Impact:

ADAPTIVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
ADAPTIVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

DEI provides science-based leadership to adapt to a changing marine environment.

FISHERIES STOCK ENHANCEMENT & RESTORATION
FISHERIES STOCK ENHANCEMENT & RESTORATION

DEI has produced hundreds of millions of seed clams for coastal communities.

BUSINESS INCUBATOR
BUSINESS INCUBATOR

DEI has assisted fishermen and other entrepreneurs create new aquaculture opportunities.

SCIENCE EDUCATION
SCIENCE EDUCATION

DEI’s marine education program makes relevant scientific exploration part of pre-K to 12 grade education

SHELLFISH FIELD DAYS
SHELLFISH FIELD DAYS

Join us August 11th for this annual event and our ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new facility.

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