Brixham Marine Conservation Day, in South Devon, is organised by local nature enthusiast Annie Wilson; with the aim of helping to make a cleaner, safer and healthier marine environment, through bringing together organisations involved in marine conservation, education, research and tourism.
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 …
There will also be stands from the 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.
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 on the day.
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. To find out more about the competition, or to enter, please click here.