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Coast Day events educate and entertain

Deniz Eastman, 5, of Newark stares in awe of what Legos can create.
October 14, 2013

Celebrating Delaware's ocean and coastal resources, Coast Day is in its 37th year.  The annual event, held Oct. 6 in Lewes, is sponsored by the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment Research and Delaware Sea Grant College Program.  For more information about the programs or the event, go to deseagrant.org.

This year's highlights were the Teach Fleet, built by Commodore Wilbert McKinley to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and math. He repurposes Legos and builds ships to encourage environmental awareness and stewardship.

The popular oyster shucking contest is a new event, while the touch tanks and tours of facilities remain a popular attraction. Overflow capacity crowds attended Focus on the Coast lectures.