World Wetlands Day Marine Mission February 2nd and 3rd 2020

Jersey Marine Conservation hosted an amazing event in February of 2020 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.
Butterfield kindly helped organise the event and provided posters for a schools design competition.
The central attraction had to be the Butterfield Marine Species Touch tank giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of our amazing and rarely seen marine animals.
Alongside the Tank were amazing exhibitions put on my the dedicated teams who run these groups.
Sundays Programme
12:00 Opening by Environment minsiter Deputy John Young and
Morven Robertson from the Blue Marine Foundation
12:30 Wetland Birds – Neil Singleton from Birding Tours
13:00  Jersey Seasearch -Kevin McIlwee
13:30 Archaeology – Bob Tompkins
14:00 The Role of Marine Resources – Francis Binet
14:30 Boat Operation & WISE – Derek Hairon
15:00 Competition results and prizes Giorgina Lister and Kevin McIlwee
14:00 Ramsar and the Ramsar Management Authority
The Exhibitors & Principle Coordinators
Butterfield Marine Touch Tank Chris Isaacs
Jersey Marine Conservation Remote Underwater Camera Gareth Jeffreys
British Divers Marine Life Rescue – Donna De Gruchy
Plastics Free Jersey – Sheena Brockie
Jersey Walk Adventures – Trudi Hairon-Trox
JICAS (Jersey Internation Centre of Advanced Studies) – Sean Detman
Blue Marine Foundation – Morven Robertson
Marine Sustainability Research PhD – Sam Blampied
Ocean Culture Life – Tamsin Raine
Jersey Catch – Josh Dearing & Toby Greatbatch
Healing Waves – Max Wiltshire
Marine Resources – Francis Binney and Paul Chambers
Action For Wildlife – Kim Koester
RAMSAR -Nicki Robinsons
Seasearch – Beverley Murtaugh McIlwee, Kevin McIlwee & Josh Lyons
WISE Training programme and Jersey Kayak Adventures – Derek Hairon
Monday was a special event for Schools only.
Each Exhibitor gave a 20 minute presentation as the schools roated around the stands. 
All schools were presented with Tidal Toppers games for all the pupils who attended.
200 Students and their Teachers attended the event on Monday
Admission was free on both days.

A massive thank you to Radisson Blu Waterfront for providing the venue and exhibition equipment.
Butterfield Bank Marine Watch Team.
Collas-Crill for their donation to help cover event costs.