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

The Good, the Bad, and The Bugly

January 9, 2024
6:30 pm

Postcards from Plants

February 27, 2024
6:30 pm

Undeveloping Land

April 30, 2024
6:30 pm

Past Programs & Speakers

Event Title Date Event Type
Nibbling on Native Plants November 7, 2023 Programs & Speaker
Marine Misfits with Krill Carson October 10, 2023 Programs & Speaker
The Outermost House with Don Wilding September 11, 2023 Programs & Speaker
Pollinator Lecture June 13, 2023 Programs & Speaker
Coastal Erosion: What Can We Do? April 11, 2023 Programs & Speaker
State of the Waters March 21, 2023 Programs & Speaker
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