Valentine's Day Hearth Healthy Hike

Valentine’s Day Heart Healthy Hike at Quashnet River

Experience less talk and more walk on this 2.5 mile loop designed to get your heart pumping as we hike along the river and through the woods. The trail is relatively wide and flat for trail_heartthe first mile then transitions to a narrower track with a couple of moderate hills. Please dress for winter weather. Inclement weather including downpour, snow, or icy trails may cancel. If weather is questionable, check for cancellation at www.waquoitbayreserve.org . Park and meet at the Quashnet Kiosk off Martin Road, in Waquoit, East Falmouth on Sunday, February 14th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Things to know before you go! Dress for the weather, wear winter boots, and bring water/snack. Programs may be cancelled in the event of rain, snow or icy trails-or modified due to trail conditions; cancellations will be posted on our website at www.waquoitbayreserve.org.

Price: Free Event

Date: 02/14/2016

Address:
Quashnet River Trail Head
Martin Road
Waquoit, MA
02536
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February Vacation Programs: Feeding Frenzy & Open House

Feeding Frenzy

Join the fun experimenting with everyday tools like tongs, tweezers, pipettes and more to simulate the ways that different birds use their beaks to catch and eat food. Make a pine cone pinecodbirdfeederfeeder to take home and take a short hike around the Reserve to observe different birds, their habitats and food sources.  All ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center at 131 Waquoit Highway in E. Falmouth on Tuesday, February 16th from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Visitor Center Open House
Self- guided activities and crafts, indoor and outdoor exhibits, Children’s Discovery Room, water view picnic area and hiking trails. Visit our Park Passport Box outside the Visitor Center. Stop in and discover why President Grover Cleveland was drawn to the natural resources of this coastal park and how DCR staff work to restore and conserve these resources today.  Guided tours for groups are available with advance notice. Free admission and wheelchair accessible. The Visitor Center is located at 131 Waquoit Highway in E. Falmouth daily from from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: 02/16/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Project Design & Evaluation

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As of January 28, 2016 this class is full. If you would like to be put on a wait-list please email Laurie.Tompkins@state.ma.us.

This two-day interactive workshop provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to design and implement projects that have measurable impacts on the intended target. Participants will learn to increase project effectiveness by applying a systems approach to designing a new project or reassessing an existing one. This approach helps build in accountability, reveal assumptions, create a targeted effort and strategic thinking, and better articulate the impacts on the issue.

Through workshop exercises, this course will also provide an opportunity to use the newly formed MA Coastal Pine Barrens Regional Conservation Partnership as a case study for vision setting and strategic planning.  However, you do not have to be involved in this effort to attend the course. Participants not involved with the Partnership will still be able to apply course concepts to their own work and utilize their own examples.

What You Will Learn:  After completing this course, participants will be able to

  • Link project design and evaluation to agency and organization missions, strategic plans, and established program niches
  • Apply a systems approach to logically connect project components from resources to outcomes
  • Create functional logic models for immediate use in their projects
  • Generate performance measures for project evaluation
  • Select the appropriate type of evaluation for a specific project

This workshop will ultimately help all participants to design more effectively, assess with greater objectivity and succeed more consistently.

Cost and Registration Details: There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Please register by February 10. Space is very limited - there are only 35 spots available!  If you register, please plan on attending both days.  **Important note: Any cancellations must be received by Friday, February 12 to avoid incurring a “no-show” fee.

No Show Policy: This workshop is being offered through generous contributions from sponsors.  Materials and food will be provided.   We would like to limit no-shows and avoid wasting resources. We understand that scheduling conflicts sometimes arise that could impact your participation.  Kindly inform us by Friday, February 12 if your plans change and you are not able to attend.  If you do not cancel by this date and do not attend the workshop, you will be charged a no-show fee ($25 /day) to offset the cost of materials and food that were provided for you.

Meet the Trainers Pam Kylstra (Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov) is a program development specialist with the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. She assists with the instructional design of Office for Coastal Management products, develops and delivers training programs, serves as an evaluator of coastal programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), and provides facilitation services for the coastal resource management community, including Sea Grant, NERRs, and other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations.

Ms. Kylstra holds a Master of Science in marine resource management from Oregon State University’s College of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in zoology from North Carolina State University. She also has completed certification courses in instructional design, facilitation, and mediation.

Liz Lasicki (Liz.Lasicki@noaa.gov) is a training specialist at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Liz delivers trainings on project design and evaluation and adapting to coastal risk. She also provides meeting facilitation services.

Ms. Lasicki graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and served for 10 years as a commissioned officer. Her assignments included interdicting drug smugglers on the high seas and performing search and rescue missions off the northwest Pacific and southeast Atlantic Coasts. As Chief of the Coast Guard Leadership and Management School, she developed curriculum and led a team of instructors, and then transitioned into the civilian sector where she was employed as an internal performance consultant for a large telecommunications company. She obtained her Master’s degree in human resource development from Webster University.

Co-Sponsored by the Waquoit Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MA. Department of Conservation and Recreation, Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation and MA Coastal Pine Barrens Partnership

Course Contact: Tonna-Marie Rogers, Waquoit Bay Reserve,  tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us
or 508-457-0495 ext. 110

Price: Free Event

Date: 02/17/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Coastal Inundation Mapping Course

Coastal Inundation Mapping Course

Overview:  This two-day intermediate level course offers a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises designed to give students a better understanding of coastalCTP_Coastal Mapping Title_graphic inundation issues and mapping methods using GIS.  Topics include the different types of coastal inundation, elevation datasets and datums, mapping fundamentals, spatial methodologies used to map flood areas in a coastal environment, and the applications and limitations of various types of inundation products. (Download/Print Flyer)

What You Will Learn:  After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Understand the different types of coastal inundation
Learn about mapping products & terminology
Access topographic and bathymetric data
Perform datum conversions
Understand  interpolation methods and create digital elevation models
Understand coastal and ocean observation data and their applications
Map coastal inundation using a GIS
Map sea level rise using a modeled tidal surface

Prerequisites: Participants should have basic GIS skills (6 months to one year)

Target Audience: Floodplain Managers, municipal, state and county staff, planners and GIS personnel, emergency managers, coastal resource managers, national weather service personnel

Registration: Please register by March 4, 2016.

Cost: There is no cost to attend buy you are kindly asked to only register if you are able to attend both days. This course is being fully supported by sponsors. Materials and food will be provided.

Course Credit: This training offers 16 hours of continuing education credits for the GIS Professional (GISP), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) professional certifications.

Contact: Tonna-Marie Rogers, Coastal Training Program Coordinator at tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us or (508) 457-0495 x110.

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Price: Free Event

Date: 03/16/2016

Address:
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road
Barnstable, MA
02630 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

Estuary Adventurers: June 27-July 1, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: June 27-July 1, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $275

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 06/27/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

Estuary Adventurers: July 5-8, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 5-8, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $235

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $235.00

Date: 07/05/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

Bayside Buddies: July 11-15, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: July 11-15, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2016).

Cost: $175

Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They will learn to identify and observe living and non-living elements of nearby woods, fields, marshes, and waters of the bay, make and record observations, use instruments to record environmental conditions, and learn about the fragile nature of these environments. Children will learn about local plants and wildlife, and practice “collect, observe, and release” procedures to help them become responsible estuary stewards.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $175.00

Date: 07/11/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

Estuary Adventurers: July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/18/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

Estuary Adventurers: July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/18/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

Bayside Buddies: August 8-12, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: August 8-12, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2016).

Cost: $175

Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They will learn to identify and observe living and non-living elements of nearby woods, fields, marshes, and waters of the bay, make and record observations, use instruments to record environmental conditions, and learn about the fragile nature of these environments. Children will learn about local plants and wildlife, and practice “collect, observe, and release” procedures to help them become responsible estuary stewards.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $175.00

Date: 08/08/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

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