5th Annual – Brewster Conservation Day!
…this event keeps getting better and better!
Click Here to view the BCD 2017 PHOTO GALLERY!
2017 was– as they say bigger and better than the ever. We had approximately 1,200+ visitors – all ages including many families along with their future conservationist! We had the fortune this year to welcome several new exhibitor’s and increased our participating exhibits and actives from about 30 in 2016 to just over 45 for our 2017 event. It was great to have so many organizations in the community taking the time out to volunteer, attend and help educate and celebrate conservation in Brewster.
One of our goals this year was to increase educational, fun activities for kids throughout the day. It was great to see so many organizations making the extra effort to engage our younger audience. There were interactive games as well as demonstrations, and food tastings. Our 2017 guest speakers included: Bob Prescott from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, talking on Sea Turtles and Lindsay Graff from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy talking about, what else? White Sharks!
A few of highlights included: – oyster tasting; an interactive fish weir; talks on sea turtles and the Atlantic White Shark, beach erosion and storm water management as well as alternative energy information. There were demonstrations at the blacksmith shop, tours of the windmill, as well as the ever popular AmeriCorp Puppet show and Trevor the Juggler. New this year was the Brewster Historical Society and Brewster’s Department of Natural Resources recreation of “the Brewster flats”. This was an area where kids learned about shell fishing and fish life on the flats – they got to learn to rake for Quahogs and band lobster claws. We were thrilled to have a table from the Brewster Farmer’s Market, (you can check out the full market on Sunday’s at the park, this summer) and welcomed back the Brewster Ponds Coalition who handed out special Kids’ Education kits to help children learn about the importance of healthy ponds. There were too many first time/new exhibits to name here – but they included POCCA (Protect our Cape Cod Aquifer) and OPAK (Ocean Protection Advocacy for Kids) and E2 Solar who provided solar powered activities, just for kids. The “kids passport” was BIGGER this year, and included even more exhibits for kids to visit and “get stamped”. The kid’s passport allowed kids a chance to earn a FREE ice cream from Perry’s Last Stand, just by attending exhibits and learning about conservation!
This event is a collaboration between the Brewster Conservation Trust, the Town of Brewster, and the Brewster Historical Society.
If you have never been to the BCD event you can check out a video of 2016’s event here:
To learn more about this event or to volunteer for next year please contact:
Dorria (Dee) Marsh mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org