After Rutgers Day was cancelled two years in a row due to the global pandemic, RU AFS was able to participate in a Rutgers Day this past April! Kiernan Bates, president during this semester, made an incredible hand-drawn table banner for our spot in front of the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences. We brought up oyster, clam, and scallop shells from the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory and offered them as canvases for anyone to paint on. We had some awesome shell art!
Anyone was also welcome to test their knowledge at New Jersey fish trivia – answer a question, get a packet of Swedish Fish! Both of these events were so popular that we ran out of shells and Swedish Fish a few hours before the end of the day. For the remaining late afternoon visitors, we walked them through our beach-in-a-box kits and shell ID guides. A successful event for sure, and a welcome return to in-person events!