July is plastic awareness month, aiming at combating single use plastic items.
The Hermanus Whale Festival focuses on ocean-themed activities, exhibitions and fun for the whole family. This is the only eco-marine festival in South Africa.
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) stand was part of the Eco tent at this year's whale festival which took place over the weekend of 30 September - 02 October 2016.
We also teamed up with the BTats Temporary tattoos team, offering airbrush tattoos.
Heaps of festival goers got to learn about our seabird rehabilitation centre, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary – APSS. Our knowledgeable members and staff also shared information about our conservation and research projects, interesting facts about whale behaviour, how to match ID photographs of great white sharks and educated visitors about our artificial penguin nest and fishing line bin projects.
Other entertainment also included live broadcasts by KFM radio, live performances, food and wine, craft markets, kiddies activities and of course the main attraction of the weekend, the beautiful Southern Right whale.