Endangered Species Day at the US Coast Guard's Safe Boating Event
Visitors will be treated to demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard on signal flare and fire extinguisher use. U.S. Coast Guard, Maritime Gloucester and NOAA staff will also conduct a variety of family friendly activities such as face painting, blubber glove, touch a frozen sturgeon. Interesting facts and information will be available about whales, sea turtles, and protected fish and what to do if you encounter an endangered species while boating. Life-sized models of a leatherback sea turtle, sturgeons and a right whale calf will be on display throughout the day. Other information will be available about recreational boating. The coast guard will also conduct fishing vessel safety examinations. Maritime Gloucester will be hosting an open house exhibiting their tanks filled with local marine life, invasive species, and information about Stellwagen Bank. For more information, visit www.uscgboating.org.
US Coast Guard Base
Gloucester, MA 01930