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

Past Programs & Speakers

Event Title Date Event Type
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
Talk: Fighting Climate Change with Forest Carbon February 24, 2021 Programs & Speaker
Talk: Tracking coastal Habitats Over Time January 28, 2021 Programs & Speaker
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