Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience - Cape Cod

As of March 6th this course is full.  You will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if a spot becomes available.  Thank you.

This free, full day training will introduce fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making Massachusett’s coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. "Green infrastructure" refers to incorporating the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in a way that benefits people and nature.

The workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of contexts and scales of green infrastructure approaches. It will provide an overview of traditional green infrastructure approaches including low impact development techniques and introduce living shorelines using natural materials to stabilize shorelines.  Through presentations featuring local projects from across the state, activities, and group discussion, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their communities.

Target Audience: Local officials including conservation agents, planners, beach managers, natural resource managers, DPW staff and municipal board members, as well as, watershed associations and other non-governmental organizations working on coastal resilience issues

Space is limited! Must be a member of the target audience to reserve a spot. Please register by Tuesday, March 21

a training offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management in partnership with the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Professional Credits: Approved for 6 credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners.  Approved for 5 credits by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for certified floodplain managers.

Contact:
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Waquoit Bay Reserve at tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us or 508-457-0495 x110
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management at julia.knisel@state.ma.us or 617-626-1191

 

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/28/2017

Address:
Hyannis Golf Course
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA
02601
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience-Nahant

As of March 20, 2017 this course is full.  You will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if a spot becomes available.

This free, full day training will introduce fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making Massachusett’s coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. "Green infrastructure" refers to incorporating the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in a way that benefits people and nature.

The workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of contexts and scales of green infrastructure approaches.  It will provide an overview of traditional green infrastructure approaches including low impact development techniques and introduce living shorelines using natural materials to stabilize shorelines.  Through presentations featuring local projects from across the state, activities, and group discussion, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their communities.

Target Audience: Local officials including conservation agents, planners, beach managers, natural resource managers, DPW staff and municipal board members, as well as, watershed associations and other non-governmental organizations working on coastal resilience issues.

Space is limited! Must be a member of the target audience to reserve a spot. Please register by Tuesday, March 21

a training offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management in partnership with the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Professional Credits: Approved for 6 credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Approved for 5 credits by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for certified floodplain managers.

Contact:
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Waquoit Bay Reserve at tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us or 508-457-0495 x110
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management at julia.knisel@state.ma.us or 617-626-1191

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/30/2017

Address:
Northeastern Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA
01908 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Are Our Salt Marshes Rising to the Challenge of Sea Level Rise?

Are Our Salt Marshes Rising to the Challenge of Sea Level Rise?

Research at the Reserve Coffee House Series

In the past few decades, scientists across New England have observed a decline in salt marsh plants that prefer higher elevation and less frequent flooding. Sea level rise is considered to be the main driver of this ecological shift. Salt marsh survival and the continuation of important marsh ecological services, including bird and wildlife habit, recreation, shoreline protection, and as a natural carbon sink, depends on marshes keeping pace with sea level rise. Join Dr. Gonneea as she shares what she learned by taking cores of the marsh to reveal the past and shed light on the future.

Meagan Eagle Gonneea, U.S. Geological Survey

Join us for an informal evening learning about the cutting edge research happening around Waquoit Bay. Each week you will learn from a different scientist about how they do their research, what they are discovering, and how it applies to today’s issues. Coffee & dessert provided.

Doors open at 6:30PM. There is no charge for the series, table seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 04/03/2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Using Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs) to Address Nitrogen Pollution

The 208 (Area wide Water Quality Management Plan) for Cape Cod outlines a suite of innovative and non-traditional nitrogen management strategies that have promise for use in the region to help solve our nitrogen problem and restore water quality in coastal embayments. Using permeable reactive barriers which are designed to intercept nitrogen enriched groundwater is one such option.  This workshop will share findings and lessons from PRB research studies and pilot projects, examine siting considerations, and provide a forum for attendees to get to know PRBs and their capabilities.

Target audience: local officials, municipal board members (e.g. wastewater committees), engineers, consultants, non-governmental organizations, and watershed groups that are working on nitrogen loading/wastewater/water quality.

Price: $0.00

Date: 04/05/2017

Address:
Hyannis Golf Course
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA
02601
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

What's Up With the Water in Waquoit Bay?

What's Up With The Water in Waquoit Bay?

Research at the Reserve Coffee House Series

One of Dr. Tyrrell’s first orders of business when she joined the Reserve this past fall, was to conduct preliminary analysis of some of the over twenty years of weather and water quality monitoring data the Reserve has collected. She will present trends in temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen that could have implications for seagrass and harmful algal blooms. She will also examine wind and precipitation patterns that may affect the growth of salt marsh vegetation. Come meet our new Research Coordinator and hear what she’s found out about what’s going on in our local waters.

Megan Tyrrell, Research Coordinator, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Join us for an informal evening learning about the cutting edge research happening around Waquoit Bay. Each week you will learn from a different scientist about how they do their research, what they are discovering, and how it applies to today’s issues. Coffee & dessert provided.

Doors open at 6:30PM. There is no charge for the series, table seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 04/10/2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Bats & Bunnies: Managing Habitat for Seldom Seen Mammals

Bats & Bunnies: Managing Habitat for Seldom Seen Mammals

Research at the Reserve Coffee House Series

The New England cottontail, a species of conservation concern (different from the Eastern Cottontail which is very common), and Northern long-eared bats, recently listed as a threatened species, are being studied by US Fish and Wildlife biologists in the forests of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge and Waquoit Bay Reserve. How many of these mammals are left? Where can these species be found? What kinds of habitats do they thrive in? Management is underway to improve the health of the forests, reduce the potential for wildfires, and to improve habitat for the New England cottontails. How should the forest be managed to reduce potential negative impacts on the bats? Results of the cottontail surveys and the bat surveys to date will be presented.

Eileen McGourty, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Join us for an informal evening learning about the cutting edge research happening around Waquoit Bay. Each week you will learn from a different scientist about how they do their research, what they are discovering, and how it applies to today’s issues. Coffee & dessert provided.

Doors open at 6:30PM. There is no charge for the series, table seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 04/17/2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Whatever Happened to Washburn the Wayward Manatee?

Whatever Happened to Washburn the Wayward Manatee?

Research at the Reserve Coffee House Series

Misty Niemeyer will be discussing the rescue efforts for the manatee "Washburn" which took place in September 2016 in Falmouth, just off of Waquoit Bay Reserve’s Washburn Island component. Additionally, she will place the rescue in the context of other occurrences of manatees on Cape Cod and present about the marine mammal rescue and research work that IFAW does here on Cape Cod.

Misty Niemeyer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Division

 

Join us for an informal evening learning about the cutting edge research happening around Waquoit Bay. Each week you will learn from a different scientist about how they do their research, what they are discovering, and how it applies to today’s issues. Coffee & dessert provided.

Doors open at 6:30PM. There is no charge for the series, table seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Price: $0.00

Date: 04/24/2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Estuary Adventurers: June 26-30, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: June 26-30, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2017).

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: 06/26/2017

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

Available Spaces: 0

Women in Science: July 10-14, 2017 (M-W:9AM-3PM, Th-Fri:overnight)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Women in Science: July 10-14, 2017

For girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9 (Fall 2017)

Full Day Program Monday - Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM Camp overnight at Washburn Island
Friday 10:00AM Pick up

Cost: $295

In this week of hands-on activities, young women will receive inspiration and support as they meet women scientists who will describe their career paths and projects. Students will conduct field research alongside Waquoit Bay Reserve staff and visiting scientists, and use a variety of instruments and technologies to gather and record data from the marshes, fields, forests, and waters of Waquoit Bay Reserve. A highlight of this session will be the boat trip and overnight camping expedition to Washburn Island, where the students will leave their cell phones behind as they explore the island ecology and hike the trails. An afternoon lesson on shell fishing and an evening campfire will round out the day and set the stage for them to spend the night on the island with their teachers and classmates. The session is sure to provide plenty of fun, build confidence, and offer a look at potential careers in science, technology, and engineering.

 

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: 07/10/2017

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

Available Spaces: 7

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 AM session (9:00am-noon)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 (9:00am-noon)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2017).

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: 07/17/2017

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

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 PM session (1:00PM-4:00PM)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2017).

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: 07/17/2017

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

Available Spaces: 12

Eco-Design Workshop- July 24-28, 2017 (9:00 am- 3:00 pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Eco-design Workshop – For students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 (Fall 2017)

July 24-28, 2017 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Cost: $295

Students will design and create exciting take- home projects using the engineering design process in the classroom lab and in a variety of habitats nearby. They will draw on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to build, test, and redesign their projects, which will be based on real-life problems and challenges. They will learn about renewable energy and the many ways to capture and harness sun, wind, and water power. Throughout the session, interactive games and water activities will keep the interest level high and the kids cooled down.

 

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: 07/24/2017

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

Available Spaces: 11

Estuary Adventurers: July 31- August 4, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 31- August 4, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2017).

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: 07/31/2017

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

Available Spaces: 1

Teachers on the Estuary and the Wampanoag Circle of Life

Teacher professional development for grades 3-5

Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math, Social Studies

Learn about salt marsh and estuary ecology through hands on field and classroom activities, trade book literature, small group work, discussions, and mini presentations by content experts. Teachers will learn how to use the Cape Cod coast to help their students learn about animal and plant life cycles and adaptations as well as weather and coastal processes. Join us to explore estuary/salt marsh, kettle pond, forest, garden, and river habitats.

Course content and activities align with grade 3-5 Next Generation Science Standards and Massachusetts State Science Technology and Engineering, and Social Studies Standards.

Cost is $25, includes lunches and at least $25 worth of books and equipment for those who successfully complete course. Optional graduate credit is available from Framingham State College for $150.00 for the two credit course. PDPs are available at no charge through the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network and Cape Cod Community College. For a complete syllabus check www.waquoitbayreserve.org/teacher resources.

Price: $25.00

Date: 08/01/2017

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

Available Spaces: 16

Tidal Quest- August 7-11, 2017 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

TIDAL Quest: Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life 

August 7-11, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

For students entering grades 9-12 (Fall 2017)

Cost: $295

Do you love science, technology, and figuring out how things work? Join a small team of students spending a week in the field while conducting environmental monitoring projects with Waquoit Bay Reserve scientists. Students will discover the latest technologies used locally to study climate change and sea level rise, monitor wildlife and examine plant communities, and look for ways to solve environmental issues while socializing with other teens and developing questions to investigate. Participation in this session may help determine a career path or boost a college application.

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: 08/07/2017

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

Available Spaces: 7

Estuary Adventurers: August 14-18, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: August 14-18, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2017).

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: 08/14/2017

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

Available Spaces: 1

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