NECWA Events - 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 AND THE PANDEMIC, all in person events were cancelled in 2021. Please feel free to look through the list to see what sort of events we have had in the past.

  • Blue Ocean Symposium - CANCELLED Saturday, March 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH.

    NECWA will be presenting a talk on Team Mola and our ocean sunfish community program at this exciting symposium on all things ocean! Krill Carson, Marine Biologist and President of NECWA, will be presenting NECWA's current findings from the rescues and research conducted since 2008.


  • Ocean Sunfish Stranding Response Training Workshop - CANCELLED Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH.

    Join Krill Carson, Marine Biologist and President of NECWA, at this free event sponsored by Blue Ocean Society and the Seacoast Science Center. Become a member of NECWA's Team Mola and learn how to respond to live stranded ocean sunfish and how to document dead carcasses on the beach. This workshop will include the necropsy of a small ocean sunfish that stranded dead on Cape Cod in the fall of 2019. To register for this rescue and response workshop, click HERE.


  • 17th Annual New England Saltwater Fishing Show - CANCELLED Friday, March 27, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI.

    NECWA will once again have an educational booth at the 17th Annual New England Saltwater Fishing Shore. Stop by our booth and pick-up free information about our New England Basking Shark and Ocean Sunfish Sighting Network at www.nebshark.org. Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event.


  • Bridgewater State University Job & Internship Fair - Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Adrian Tinsley Center, 325 Plymouth Street (Tinsley Drive) Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

    If you are a student at Bridgewater State University, then stop by the NECWA at this Job & Internship Fair. Learn about volunteer and internship opportunities with NECWA in the field and in the office. Lots of possibilities and NECWA can create the experience that works best for you. Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event.


  • Wareham Earth Day Festival - Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Boys and Girls Club, 13 Highland Ave. Onset, MA.

    Join NECWA and other organizations for the Wareham Lan Trust's Earth Day Festival. NECWA will have lots of fun and exciting educational material at our booth so please stop by.


  • 7th Annual Herring Run Festival - Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Oliver Mill Park, Route 44 & Plymouth Street, Middleboro, MA.

    Herring are a very important forage fish in our marine ecosystem and this ocean traveler spawns in our freshwater ponds and lakes. To celebrate the importance of this mighty wonder, NECWA will once again be part of Middleboro's 7th Annual Herring Run Festival, an event that celebrates all things fishy! Stop by the NECWA booth and pick-up educational material, try out some of our hands-on activities and purchase some nature-themed merchandise to help support our many projects and activities. Lots of great artisan fares, food, music and much more at this event. Click HERE to learn more.


  • World Ocean Days - Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH.

    NECWA will be part of this fun and exciting event sponsored by the Southcoast Science Center. Join us for World's Ocean Day, Fun activities and events focused on coastal marine wildlife and our oceans. To learn more, click HERE to learn more.


  • Spring 2020 Ocean Exploration Cruise - Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Boat leaves from 731 Rt. 28,Harwich Port, MA.

    Join NECWA and our guest naturalists for this exciting pelagic cruise out of Harwich Port. We head for the offshore waters of Chatham by way of Nantucket Sound and Monomoy. Guest naturalists onboard include Wayne Petersen, David Clapp, Thomas Robben, Jim Sweeney and Adrian Joordan. This fundraising trip is a marine wildlife research and education adventure so we hope you can join us. Tor learn more or to register, go to our Constant Contact Event site by clicking HERE to learn more.



All fundraising events help support our programs that incorporate educational outreach, research, and conservation activities. Each donation helps NECWA purchase the equipment and supplies needed to support our many projects and activities. NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit and this allows 100% of all donations to go back into the work that we do on behalf of coastal marine wildlife.