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
From Coast to Cow: A New Way to Reduce Methane
August 30, 2022
Talk: Climate Change: How Local Communities Can Take Action
September 12, 2022
The Buzz about Mosquitoes Lecture with Aubrey Paolino
October 25, 2022
Past Programs & Speakers
|Event Title||Date||Event Type|
|Talk: To Boldy Grow – An Author Talk with Tamar Haspel||May 31, 2022||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: The State of the Bay||March 15, 2022||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: Snowy Owls and Their Kin||February 8, 2022||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: Coastal Waterbird Conservation in Massachusetts||January 25, 2022||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: Restoration Agriculture: Growing Food and Helping the Earth||November 9, 2021||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: Vernal Pools and the Wildlife They Support||October 26, 2021||Programs & Speaker|