The goal of the Community Education Program is to foster behavioral change that leads to resource conservation and advances the mission of the Reserve. Community Education focuses on audiences whose personal choices directly impact the integrity of our estuaries and their associated watersheds. Activities include events, like the Watershed Block Party, that are intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and values, as well as in-depth courses for community members such as the annual Research at the Reserve Coffee House Series.
Target audiences include, but are not limited to, residents of the Waquoit Bay watershed and surrounding communities, watershed residents and recreational users of the Reserve. The Reserve promotes the adoption of environmentally sustainable behavior related to energy consumption, landscaping, and construction, among other topics.