Project Period: 2004 - Present
Fidalgo Bay Day is Skagit MRC's signature educational event that has taken place each year since 2004. The purpose of this free event is to increase public awareness of the marine environment and foster environmental stewardship.
Hundreds of visitors, mostly local, attend this event each year. Fidalgo Bay Day provides a variety of fun interactive activities for kids of all ages. The activites vary from year to year, but typically include interactive educational displays, games, kid-friendly crafts, complimentary seafood samples, Samish no-host salmon BBQ and so much more. Some of the popular children’s activities include fish prints, marine creature stamps, and face painting. The Shannon Point Marine Center’s mobile marine sea creature touch tank and the beach seine demonstration are also two very popular hands-on activities for the entire family. New in 2019 was Diver Laura's virtual reality diving experience "Virtual Salish See and Beyond". The Friends of Skagit Beaches has sponsored the Discovery Passport Activity for several years now. Kids and adults get a chance to win prizes for participating and hopefully learn something new.
This popular community event wouldnt be possible without the help of our many volunteers and partners.
FIDALGO BAY DAY 2020 GOES VIRTUAL!
Because we were unable to host our large annual event in-person in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we tried something a little different. Skagit MRC and 13 other participating organizations contributed to the Fidalgo Bay Day 2020 Scavenger Hunt Activity Guide to encourage citizens to explore our local beaches and learn something new.
Our Scavenger Hunt Activity Guide offers a wide variety of mostly outdoor eduational activities for people of all ages. You can try one or as many as you like! You can download the Activity Guide Here.
For more information about the Fidalgo Bay Day 2020 Scavenger Hunt, check out the event website: www.fidalgobayday.com.
FIDALGO BAY DAY 2021
The event date is tentatively set for Saturday, August 28, 2021. However, it is still uncertain whether or not we will be able to have an in-person event. Stay tuned for more information!
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