Downderry and Seaton Ocean Day 2015

Downderry and Seaton Ocean Day is a community and conservation event started, organised and primarily run by Anthony Butler of Mr B Productions. The original idea was for a small photo exhibition and film night, but with ideas snowballing the event turned into a much larger scale operation. With it’s third year completed, the event brings together several conservation / awareness organisations, community groups, local businesses and local artists and photographers to celebrate our ocean resource in a vibrant, fun, educational and interactive way. The event is now gaining a great reputation in the south west.

More about the event here www.downderryoceanday.co.uk

June 13th, 2015

The 2015 Downderry and Seaton Ocean Day saw a step up in ambition, attendance, and participation from what was already a buzzing event the previous two years. As is becoming a reoccurring theme, people stayed at the event for hours, some the entire day, as there is so much to see, do, and interact with.

With even more focus on interaction, education and engagement, we were able to deliver an event with a lasting effect on everyone who attended. Be it ocean safety, scientific / environmental / nature knowledge, stories, or visual – everyone took something positive away from the event.

Exhibitors and activities in 2015 included:

  • National Marine Aquarium
  • RNLI – (including Rip Current Recognition)
  • RNLI – Life jacket checks
  • Ocean Elements Animation Workshop
  • Experiments Table
  • Local Fish / Rockpools
  • Looe Marine Conservation Group
  • LMCG Rockpool Ramble 10am – 11am
  • Rame Peninsula Beach Care Group (bottle top chain)
  • Looe Bathing Waters Project – Cornwall Wildlife Trust
  • Photography and Art Exhibition
  • Underwater Entrance
  • Mazed Tales
  • St Nicolas School Competition
  • Reading – I Have A Rock
  • Ocean Treasure Hunt
  • Kids Pirate Craft (by local toddler group Bread and Babes)
  • Video Tent / Screen
  • Paella
  • Tea, Coffee and Cakes
  • and more…