FINomenal Fest Celebrating Shark Appreciation and Education

June 10, 2017
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For the third year, Wellfleet Bay and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy are pleased to host FINomenal Fest on Saturday, June 10 from 11 am–2 pm at Chatham’s Kate Gould Park. This free day will feature entertaining shark-themed activities for kids and families, information about shark biology and life history, and the opportunity to learn about the important role sharks play in the marine ecosystem.

"We’re so pleased this event has become something kids and their families look forward to each June,” says Wellfleet Bay's Emily Wolfe. “People have feared sharks for so long that the goal remains to educate them about the key role they play in ocean ecology as apex predators."

Among some of the activities planned for this year’s FINomenal Fest will be a free screening of the film Great White Shark at Chatham’s Orpheum Theater at 10 am. At Kate Gould Park, there will be a chance to experience various aspects of shark research, such as trying to assess a shark’s size from an aerial perspective and learning how researchers on a boat communicate with the spotter plane that locates sharks. There will also be a scavenger hunt on Main Street to find stuffed toy white sharks in local businesses.