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2019 Coast Day Events

11 a.m. Crab Cake Cook-Off
Finalists prepare their own special recipes in hopes of making “Delaware’s Best Crab Cakes.”  Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

11:30 a.m. Coast Day Welcome Ceremony
Announcements and recognition of Coast Day Fifth-Grade Essay Contest and Photography Contest winners. Location: Cannon Lab, Porch. (In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held in Cannon Lab, Room 203.)

11:30 a.m. Seafood Chowder Challenge
Taste different seafood chowders and vote for your favorite. Location: Food Festival, Chowder Challenge Tent

12:00 p.m. Crab Cake Cook-Off Judging
Who will earn the title of “Delaware’s Best Crab Cake?” Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

12:00 p.m. Seafood Cooking Demonstration—How to Fillet a Fish
Learn the proper way to fillet your fish from George Esterling IV of Delaware Oyster Company and George and Sons Seafood Market in Hockessin. Location: Schooner Room, Virden Center

12:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Reef Real Estate—How Coral Reef Fish Choose a Home
CEOE professor Danielle Dixson will discuss her research into the cues fish use when selecting a coral reef. Location: Cannon Lab 202

12:30 p.m. Chemical Magic Show
Join CEOE professor and wizard George Luther for this educational performance, a perennial family favorite. Location: Harbor Room, Virden Center

1:00 p.m. Award Presentation: Crab Cake Cook-Off Winner
Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

1:00 p.m. Study at the University of Delaware
Staff and faculty from UD and the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment will present on options for undergraduate coursework and answer questions from prospective students and their families. Register here. Location: Marine Studies Library, Cannon Lab 234.

1:30 p.m. Seafood Cooking Demonstration—Shrimp, Mango & Black Bean Salad
Mrs. Mary Edwards of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will demonstrate how to prepare this delicious dish. Location: Schooner Room, Virden Center

1:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Living and Working on the East Antarctic Plateau—A Travelogue
CEOE Geography professor Dana Veron shares her experiences studying the climate in Antarctica last winter. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:15 p.m. Watershed Dance
Choreographed by A.T. Moffett, science dramaturge Jame McCray. Watershed places the human journey in the context of water systems.Talkback with the audience following the show. Location: Near Chowder Challenge tent

2:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Bombs at Bikini—Mapping Operation Crossroads Nuclear Battlefield 74 years later
CEOE Associate Professor Art Trembanis will share his team’s experience using technology from the Robotic Discovery Laboratories to map the waters surrounding Bikini Atoll. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:30 p.m. Chemical Magic Show
Join CEOE professor and wizard George Luther for this educational performance, a perennial family favorite. Location: Harbor Room, Virden Center

2:30 p.m. Award Presentation: Seafood Chowder Challenge Winner
Location: Food Festival, Seafood Chowder Tent

3:00 p.m. Seafood Cooking Demonstration—Skillet Shrimp
Denise Clemons, food columnist for the Cape Gazette, will demonstrate how to prepare this one-pot meal. Location: Schooner Room, Virden Center

3:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Discover Delaware’s Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
Suzanne Thurman, executive director of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation (MERR) Institute, shares stories from nearly 20 years of work. Location: Cannon Lab 202