Workshop Program

9:00 Icebreakers Outside Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center Front Porch

10:00 Interpretive Services Inside Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center

Located at: 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich, MA. 508-833-9678

Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center offers excellent insight into the rich history, fascinating features, and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal. Inside you will discover a museum that is fun, fascinating, family friendly and free. Interactive exhibits offer something for visitors of all ages. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and volunteers staff the Center, and provide information about the canal and its recreational opportunities.

11:00 Field Study with Gil Newton Outside

Located at: 98 Town Neck Road, Sandwich, MA. 774-678-9785

Join author Gil Newton as he guides us around the corners of Cape Cod's beaches, marshes and dunes. Discover and learn about the plants and animals that all play important ecological rolls in the dynamic world of the sea. Mr. Newton takes you on a fascinating journey of our coastal environment and its diversity, where adventure awaits for explorers of our coastal shoreline. Complimentary copy of this book provided.

12:30 Lunch at the Drunken Seal

Poster presentation of student research/internships/transfers/careers

1:30 Field Study with Ed Hoopes Outside

Ed Hoopes will lead us for data collecting with transects. He has studied raptor migration ecology, conducted several studies on the ecology of Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Laughing Gulls, conducted research on bird strikes at JFK International Airport, and reviewed and examined impacts of oil and gas activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. For many years Ed worked as a biologist for the National Park Service, and a Conservation Commissioner for the Town of Yarmouth (MA) implementing the regulations of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.

3:30 End of Day: Workshop Evaluation