Lectures

Winter/Spring Lecture Series:

Our winter/spring lecture series will be held at the Orleans Yacht Club on the first Thursday of the month, January-April, at 6:30 pm. 

 

Conservation in the 21st Century

 

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018

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

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

Speaker:  Mark Robinson, Executive Director, Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts

Details: Cape Cod has been a “petri dish” for innovation in land use planning and environmental protection, says Mark Robinson, who has served as executive director of the Compact since its founding in 1986. Mark will review the past 30 years of open space protection on the Cape and analyze the complex challenges ahead of us.

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.

 

 

 

Native Plants: The True Proven Winners

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 

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

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

Speaker:  Kristin Andres, Director of Education & Outreach, Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Details: Native plants are intrinsic to a healthy environment and Cape Cod’s native plants are no exception. And, native plants are not just for the wild. They can be tamed to provide design beauty and interest, and minimize maintenance, while at the same time contributing positively to the local ecology.

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.

 

 

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative 

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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

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

Speaker:  Mon Cochran, Interim Director, Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

Details: Land trust like OCT can help mitigate the effects of climate change by protecting forestland, among other things. Mon will talk about the work of the recently formed Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative, and about how individuals and organizations can reduce their carbon footprint.

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.

 

Native Stories of Cape Cod

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

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

Speaker: Todd Morgan Kelley and Marcus Hendricks, Naturalist educator, Kelley Trailblazer; member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Details: Todd created Kelley Trailblazer, offering personalized day hikes to explore the natural history of Cape Cod; he also serves as park interpreter at Nickerson State Park. Todd and Marcus have partnered to lead educational walks on the native history of Cape Cod. Join us for this slide show presenting their remarkable series of three walks: The Native Lands of Monomoyick Territory; The First People: Before and After First Encounter; and Spring Thaw: The First People’s Journey Following the Water.

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.