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
Talk: Coastal Waterbird Conservation in Massachusetts
January 25, 2022
Talk: Snowy Owls and Their Kin
February 8, 2022
Talk: The State of the Bay
March 15, 2022
Past Programs & Speakers
|Event Title||Date||Event Type|
|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|
|Talk: The Secret Lives of Wild Bees||September 23, 2021||Programs & Speaker|
|OCT 2021 Annual Meeting||August 30, 2021||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: The Uncertain Future of Coral Reefs||April 15, 2021||Programs & Speaker|
|Talk: Recycle Locally, Think Globally||March 24, 2021||Programs & Speaker|