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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Go Go Fest

Saturday, October 17th, First Annual Go Go Fest at the NMB New Sports Complex and Park......

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful and Environmental Sculptures

What is a Go Go Fest?   A free festival featuring live music, entertainment, animals and more!   This Festival is designed to get adults and children off the computers and outside, learning about and enjoying the "Natural World."   Many environmental issues are featured as well as many vendors who specialize in the outdoor world....Get Offline ....Get Outside......

Environmental Sculptures created a huge Bass Sculpture which filled with trash collected just at this festival.  This bass will reside in the lake in this park and will be visible from Rt. 31........





The NMB Sea Turtle Patrol was there, featuring a display of trash picked up by Sea Turtle volunteers as they walked in the early morning on a undeveloped island just north of NMB....Waties Island......

The Patrol also talked about the sea turtles, how to join us next summer, why we do what we do......


STP Volunteer Beth created this large jig saw puzzle


It was very popular with all age groups

 


Treasures picked up during a walk on the beach in Cherry Grove
after the King Tides and Storms with high tides and record flooding in early 
October


Shay from Play Card not only brought a baby alligator but had a bearded dragon in her pocket


Alligator Adventure brought their big tortoise and
Parrot




As well as a baby tortoise


And Six Pack...a turtle that had been caught in a discarded
six pack plastic ring holder when small.....as this turtle grew,
the portion of it's body caught in the pastic did not.....




The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw, SC. 







A Barred Owl......





Shark Tornado......Film Directors Laura and Robert Sams, Sisbro Studios
nature based films and books 


Oceana, Protecting the World's Ocean had a display against Seismic Testing and Off Shore Oil Drilling
Facts vs Fiction


Horry County Community Cleanup Day was represented

Home Depot helped Children plant a Pansy to take home

Horry Count Solid Waste Authority talked about the importance of recycling

SC Department of Natural Resources talked about our Life Outdoors

Doug Elliot, naturalist, herbalist, storyteller and wildlife artist, told stories and
lead several walks through the woods, talking about the trees, plants and nature.

A great day, great weather, beautiful park.......









23 comments:

  1. That big fish recycle thing is amazing beautiful. It is so nice and pretty yet conveys the responsibility we as humans have to recycle

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  2. Yes Luis the recycling factor that this planet needs is much needed there is much we can do to help and having fun ways to recycle I think helps

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  3. I saw the big fish and I did like it very much. In addition I think we can all do our part to make sure our planet stays clean. I saw that now with 6 packs they are making them out of wheat so when they are accidentally put in ocean they can be eaten or will dissolve

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  4. Yeso our ocean life is so precious we should do what we can to make it fun to save the planet

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  5. This is a great our oceans need to be taken care of and we all play a vital part in this

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  6. Yes I agree we need to do more to protect our wild life

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  7. We do more effort from others for our animals

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  8. We can also help my limiting our use of water bottles and getting a filtration system. This is much more cost effective and cuts down on waste

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  9. In the malibu area we can help by cleaning up after ourselves

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  10. Lets clean up our act and help the animals

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  11. Yes I agree so much more we can do to help animals

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  12. Yes we have some talks about saving our animals

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  13. We should do our part to do what is right

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