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The 2018 Coast Day Program & Map shown below lists some of the events that Coast Day offers.

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2018 Coast Day events

11:00 am
Crab Cake Cook-Off

Finalists prepare their own special recipes in hopes of making “Delaware’s Best Crab Cakes.”  Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

11:30 am
Coast Day Ceremony

Announcements and recognition of Coast Day Fifth-Grade Essay Contest and Photography Contest winners. Location: Cannon Lab, Porch. (In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held in Cannon Lab, Room 203.)

11:30 am
Seafood Chowder Challenge

Taste different seafood chowders and vote for your favorite. Location: Food Festival, Chowder Challenge Tent 

12:00 pm
Fish Tacos

Join Regina Santangelo, with University of Delware's cooperative extension, for a demonstration on how to make fish tacos. Location: Pilot Room, Virden Center

12:00 pm
Crab Cake Cook-Off Judging

Who will earn the title of "Delaware's Best Crab Cakes?" Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

12:30 pm
Performance: Big Hat, No Cattle

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Location: Bandstand

12:30 pm
A Historical Perspective of Shifting Shorelines in Coastal Delaware

Chris Sommerfield, University of Delaware professor, shares his perspective on what sea level rise means for coastal Delaware. Location: Cannon Lab 202

1:00 pm
Award Presentation: Crab Cake Cook-Off Winner

Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent 

1:30 pm
Exploring the Water Under the Ocean Near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Suni Shah Walter, new University of Delaware professor, talks about her research. Location: Cannon Lab 202

1:30 pm
How to Season Crab Cakes

Join Denise Clemons, Cape Flavors columnist of the Cape Gazette, for a seafood cooking demonstration. Location: Pilot Room, Virden Center

2:15 pm
National Water Dance

Wilmington dance company Pieces of a Dream, Inc. will perform their contribution to the National Water Dance from last spring. Location: Bandstand

2:30 pm
Search for the Missing

Mark Moline, director of the School of Marine Science and Policy, will discuss his work on Project Recover, a partnership he helped found to use underwater robotic technologies and other oceanographic research techniques to locate missing planes downed in World War II. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:30 pm
Award Presentation: Seafood Chowder Challenge Winner

Find out who won the Seafood Chowder Challenge! Location: Bandstand 

3:00 pm
How to Fillet Fish

George Esterling IV, of George and Sons' Seafood Market & Oyster Bar. Location: Pilot Room, Virden Center

3:30 pm
Delaware's Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

Suzanne Thurman, Executive Director of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute takes us on a tour of Delaware's most charismatic marine life. Location: Cannon Lab 202