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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 </br>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 </br>INCUBATOR
BUSINESS
INCUBATOR

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

SCIENCE </br>EDUCATION
SCIENCE
EDUCATION

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

SHELLFISH </br>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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