Every year at FOS we work with the Edgartown and Oak Bluffs students and teachers on the Carry In Carry Home Poster Contest. The students of these schools design posters that are displayed at the entrances to State Beach, on the Steamship Authority boats, and in the Public Libraries. The posters are judged on their creativity and are supposed to remind visitors why it's important to take home their trash.
The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness with the kids of the importance of removing trash from the beach. Through direct involvement in a fun way the kids learn to care about the beach and the wildlife at a young age, and come to understand just how bad trash is for our wildlife. The posters then serve as a reminded to all the State Beach visitors to clean up their trash when they leave.
Friends Of Sengekontacket was spotted in the MV Times this summer for the Carry in Carry Home program! 48 posters were selected, and the winners received a laminated copy of their poster and $20! Make sure to go see them on display when you visit State Beach!
You can read the full article here. Thanks MV Times for sharing this important project!
“Preserving and protecting Sengekontacket Pond and the Barrier Beach.”