Public education is central to the mission of the Trust — and the heart of our educational outreach is OCT’s lecture series. For many years we’ve been hosting informative and entertaining presentations at the Orleans Yacht Club on a wide range of conservation-related topics.

You might learn about the latest shark research, the state of Cape fisheries or the reshaping of our coastlines, how to incorporate ecological design in your garden or landscape, amazing shorebird migrations, or how climate change is impacting our region. And that’s just scratching the surface.

All programs are free and open to the public. Talks start promptly at 6:30 pm, but come at 6:00 pm to mingle with like-minded community members and enjoy a drink from the cash bar. Presentations end with a Q&A.

See below for upcoming and past talks in the series; you’ll also find occasional one-time educational programs hosted by OCT.

“I always learn something new from OCT speakers, even when I think I know all about the topic being discussed."

— Steve O’Grady, OCT Director

Upcoming Programs & Speakers

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Past Programs & Speakers

Event Title Date Event Type
CANCELLED – Talk: Restoration Agriculture and the Food Forest Initiative April 2, 2020 Programs & Speaker
Talk: Sustaining Biodiversity in Our Coastal Grasslands March 5, 2020 Programs & Speaker
Talk: The Climate Crisis Comes Home February 6, 2020 Programs & Speaker
Talk: How Healthy Natural Resources Support Coastal Resilience January 16, 2020 Programs & Speaker
Talk: Beyond the Springtime Herring Runs November 19, 2019 Programs & Speaker
Talk: Understanding Cape Cod Lakes October 8, 2019 Programs & Speaker
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