Lectures

Spring Lectures:

 

Coastal Waterbirds of the Cape

credit: Mass Audubon

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm cash bar)
Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans
Price: Free – Preregister Now!

Speaker:  Mark Faherty, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay

Details: Learn about Mass Audubon’s coastal waterbirds program, which protects threatened birds along the Massachusetts coast. Mark’s presentation will focus on recent research on the Cape.

Directions: From Orleans center, head east on Rt.6A towards Eastham. Follow for .3 miles and take a right onto Cove Road. Orleans Yacht Club will be on the end to the right.

 

Fall Lectures:

 

Coping with Ticks

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm cash bar)

Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans
Price: Free – Preregister Now!

Speaker:  Larry Dapsis, Entomologist, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Details: Larry will discuss recent research on tick populations and tick-borne diseases, focusing on their impact to the Cape.

(Rescheduled from spring lecture series.)

Directions: From Orleans center, head east on Rt.6A towards Eastham. Follow for .3 miles and take a right onto Cove Road. Orleans Yacht Club will be on the end to the right.

 

Climate Change and the Ponds of Cape Cod National Seashore

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017   

credit NPS, Naomi Blinick

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm cash bar) 

Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans
Price: Free – Preregister Now!  

Speaker:  Sophia Fox, Aquatic Ecologist, Cape Cod National Seashore

Details: Sophia will present recent research on changes in the freshwater aquatic environments at the National Seashore in response to atmospheric changes. Her research uses field collected data to understand water quality issues and impacts on aquatic plant communities.

Directions: From Orleans center, head east on Rt.6A towards Eastham. Follow for .3 miles and take a right onto Cove Road. Orleans Yacht Club will be on the end to the right.

 

Eastern Gray Squirrel. credit: Wild Care, Andrea Spence

Wild Encounters

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm cash bar) 

Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans
Price: Free – Preregister Now!

Speaker: Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director, Wild Care of Cape Cod

Details: Wild Care is a nonprofit rehabilitation center that aids more than 1,200 animals each year, ranging from injured bald eagles to deer mice. They provide advice for living with our wild neighbors and information about what to do when you find animals in distress. Stephanie will give an overview of Wild Care’s work.

Directions: From Orleans center, head east on Rt.6A towards Eastham. Follow for .3 miles and take a right onto Cove Road. Orleans Yacht Club will be on the end to the right.