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August Summer Programs

We are winding down the last few weeks of summer, but there’s still great stuff to do.  You can print an entire list of August summer programs here.  You can also download the Dewees App, which will have all of these programs in it.  If you want to use the app through a desktop OR a non-ios device, click here. Sorry for the slight delay in getting them online.

August programs

 

Dewees Island Summer Programs 

August 2019 

Friday August 2

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

8:30 am

Turtle Team 

Debrief and recap

What’s happening on the turtle team?  Where are the nests and how do we protect them?  Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing (Coffee and snacks welcome) at Ancient Dunes Gazebo. Stick around afterwards for beach games.
Friday August 2

9:00 am

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

Beach Games

Join us as we use search the beach for treasures from the deep and use dip and seine nets to explore the tide pools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here. Wear shoes & clothes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats and plenty of water. Sign up here.
Friday August 2

6:30

Art Show

Sun Moon and Stars

This collective exhibit has many items from owners personal collections as well as some for sale.  Come check out our sun, moon and Stars Art.
Monday 

August 5

9:30

Crabbing Dock

This fun, family friendly program introduces you to tips and tricks for crabbing sustainably, catching bait, and other insider tips to have a great vacation on the island.  Highly recommended for first time guests and repeat visitors, you’ll have a great time learning and crabbing on the dock! Register here.
Tuesday 

August 6

9:30

Ferry Dock

Family Nature Program: Mammal Safari What mammals are on the island and what clues do they leave behind?  How can we tell if that’s coyote fur or something else? What do the wildlife cameras show us? Fun for all ages. Register here.

 

Thursday August 8

10:30

Huyler House

Nature Shadow Box Join Casey as you explore Dewees Habitats and make a nature treasure to take home. Register here

 

Friday August 9

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

Turtle Team Meeting and Update

What’s happening on the turtle team?  Where are the nests and how do we protect them?  Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing (Coffee and snacks welcome) at Ancient Dunes Gazebo. Stick around afterwards for the Intertidal Investigation Program.
Friday August 9

Ancient Dunes Gazebo

Intertidal Investigations Join us as we use search the beach for treasures from the deep and use dip and seine nets to explore the tide pools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here. Wear shoes & clothes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats and plenty of water. Register here.

 

Monday August 12 Crabbing and Insider Tips

Crabbing Dock

This fun, family friendly program introduces you to tips and tricks for crabbing sustainably, catching bait, and other insider tips to have a great vacation on the island.  Highly recommended for first time guests and repeat visitors, you’ll have a great time learning and crabbing on the dock! Register here.

 

Tuesday August 13

9:30

Ferry Dock

Family Nature Adventure: Dock Dudes

Learn about mysterious aquatic life forms just under our feet through the use of hand nets and microscopes. Hat and sunscreen recommended. Register here.

 

Thursday August 15

Landings Building

Howling at the Moon

Meet Jared, our coyote intern, for this fascinating presentation on coyote vocalization and what we can learn from them. We’ll start at 8:30 at the landings building. Please reserve your (free) spot.

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Friday August 16

Ancient Dunes Gazebo 8:30

Turtle Team Debrief and Update

What’s happening on the turtle team?  Where are the nests and how do we protect them?  Which turtles have been seen on our shores and what are the field signs? Join us for our weekly short briefing (Coffee and snacks welcome) at Ancient Dunes Gazebo. Stick around afterwards for the Intertidal Investigation Program.
Friday August 16

9:00 am

Intertidal Investigations Join us as we use dip and seine nets to explore the tidepools and swash zone to find out what creatures live here.  Wear shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, and hats. Sign up here.

 

Friday August 16 Intern Presentations and Happy Hour Join us at Huyler House as we learn about the summer experiences of Alexa, Hollis, and Jared and celebrate their accomplishments.  Sponsored by the Dewees Island Conservancy and the Environmental Resources Board. Bring your own beverages.