The Environmental Education Project’s exhibit, sponsored by Clifton High School, was the biggest outside attraction at the festival and was highlighted on the program. The theme was secret training: to become Agents for Nature.
The minibus exhibit showed how visitors could help terrestrial wildlife by making miniature nature reserves (see below). The caravan exhibit showed how they could help protect and clean up the marine environment. The outside tables had kits for low waste lifestyles, wildflower gardens and 3D modelling of marine animals.
We were prepared for wind and rain with exhibits made from discarded fishing nets, wild flowers and marine wildlife in tanks or chests of sand. But we ended up with sunshine, lots of wind and a heavy stream of visitors over three days!
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Display of discarded monofilament fishing nets: with games to rescue animals and suggestions for adults to eat sustainably caught fish or switch to insect protein!
Ducklings provided a reminder for those could not eat insect protein (the barbequed crickets, ants and grubs were delicious) that the alternative is eating meat with a high impact on the environment and more animal welfare issues to look after these lovely creatures while growing them.