CCBER Intern BBQ Highlights

Fun was had by all on June 6 at the 10th annual CCBER BBQ held to thank the interns who have participated in restoration, research, education and collection management this past year. Over 40 students joined staff for an excellent meal grilled to perfection by Ryan Lippitt and sous chef Alex Tremblay. Yummy salads, sides, desserts and beverages accompanied the main dish.

The highlight of the day was the 1st CCBER Restoration Olympics, created by Rachel Davis, which consisted of a series of challenging events demanding speed, agility, skill and occassionally underhand tactics. Fill-a-flat required a quick hand and a good eye to skillfully fill a flat ready for transplanting. The wheelbarrow race was a test of speed and strength, where participants had to quickly fill a barrow and then race around a short loop. For the three-legged watering-can race, participants needed cooperation, speed and agility to complete the 40 yard race. The bag-o-weeds toss consisted of a large sack of weeds that had to be tossed as far as possible.


                           Fill-a-flat                                                                  Wheelbarrow race   



                                  Three-legged race                                                Bag-o-weeds toss




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