Morecambe Bay Kite Festival

MCS stand at the Morecambe Kite Festival 2016
Good weather encouraged a lot of people out onto the Morecambe prom to enjoy this year’s festival, with kites and music to stun or serenade! We spoke to about 150 people over the two days at our booth by the Platform, with quizes and ID practice for young and old at our dedicated mini-beach.

Childrens marine life quiz, morecambe kite festival 2016.
Exhibits included egg cases (‘mermaid’s purses’) from common members of the shark family to be found in Morecambe Bay. The star being the egg case of a ‘common skate’ – sadly now approaching extinction (there are fewer skate left than giant pandas). A reminder that while the Bay is no longer an open sewer, only though continuing efforts to conserve, protect and preserve our marine heritage will our children see evidence of these sea giants that our grandparents considered commonplace…

A big thank-you to everyone who dropped by, and all those who helped out with activities and on the stall!
Morecambe Bay Kite Festival, 16-17 July 2016

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