Brixham Marine Conservation Day on 30th May 2017 is bringing together local, national and international organisations concerned with marine conservation. The aims are to raise awareness of marine conservation issues, to educate the next generation and to introduce children to research and survey work.
A day filled with interesting and informative talks, interactive stands showing the latest research techniques and results, demonstrations throughout the day – fun and informative for all the family.
The talks being held at Brixham Yacht Club throughout the day will be given by: Ghost Fishing UK, Community Seagrass Initiative, Brixham Sea Watch, Devon Wildlife Trust, Marine Management Organisation, Seiche Training and British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
As well as the above organisations, the following will also have stands at the event Sea Watch Foundation, Fathoms Free, Plymouth University Marine Institute, South Devon College Marine Research , Devon Seals in the Wild, EdFest , Marine Conservation Society, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, The Shark Trust, Fishing For Litter, Fishtek Marine, RSPB, National Marine Aquarium, Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts & Berryhead National Nature Reserve.
Especially for children, there will be a beach clean and survey, a marine monster construction from the retrieved litter, a crab competition and survey, an opportunity to adopt a dolphin and a reading by the author of The Magic Dolphin, Kirsten Hintner, together with many other interactive experiences.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue will also be putting on a marine mammal rescue demonstration.
Since the beginning of March a photo competition has been running with a theme of marine conservation. The three best photos from each category will be showcased at the event, with a guest judge picking the overall winner. Entries are invited up until 10th May. See website for details.
So come on down to Brixham for a fun and informative day and experience the wonderful wildlife this hidden gem of a marine conservation destination has to offer. Take a wildlife boat trip, go dolphin watching, visit Berry Head National Nature Reserve, visit the seabird colonies by land or sea, including the largest breeding colony of guillemots on the English Channel coast, or take a stroll through the woods to Churston Cove where the seals play close to shore.