Monday, October 26, 2015

2015 Wellfleet Oyster Festival a huge success!

NECWS's tent at the WOF

NECWA was once again invited to the Wellfleet Oyster Festival (WOF) this fall. Once again, this event was fun and very productive for us. Lots of people stopped by our tent to pick-up information about the New England Basking Shark and Ocean Sunfish sighting network. By getting the word out, we hope to be able to learn more about these two large and not well understood fish that feed in our cold productive waters.

Free Educational Material for NEBSHark.

Marianne manning the booth!

Lots of people stopped by our booth to chat and to purchase some merchandise to support our efforts. NECWA is an all-volunteer group so all profits go back to the animals through the purchase of supplies and equipment.

Although we don't have kids sweatshirts, these lovely ladies decided to purchase a sweatshirt regardless. There is always time to grow into the sweatshirts!

One of the activities that we offer is NECWA's "Make your own fossil shark tooth necklace." This is a great activity for kids have to pick out their beads, the color of their necklace leather, and their fossil shark tooth. The creativity that goes on to make their individual necklace is wonderful to see. Even our interns love to make their own necklaces.

Alyssa putting together her shark tooth necklace. 

Saturday night was beautiful in Provincetown as NECWA staff wound down from a long day at the festival. With a good nights sleep, we were back in our tent chatting with folks all day Sunday. 

Provincetown at night!