Camp Washburn: WW II Training Site to Vacation Destination

Join a Park Interpreter and discover the rich history of Washburn Island and South Cape Beach that includes indigenous people, the US military, wealthy landowners and today, the Waquoit Bay Research Reserve. As we hike along Sage Lot Trail to the Bay we’ll explore changes in land use from amphibious vehicles storming the beaches, to failed development plans and eventually, a sentinel site for scientific research. Learn about the secret WWII training that became the talk of the town in 1942, and learn how an army convalescent camp became a favorite seaside destination for vacationing families and local residents.

Meet at Bayberry Parking area, on the right before the town parking lot at South Cape Beach. Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles, some in soft sand. Be sure to bring sunscreen.

Price: Free Event

Date: 05/25/2015

Address:
South Cape Beach State Park
Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA
02649
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Available Spaces: 30

Water Words That Work

Make A Splash with Your Communication!

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Relearn the language that everyday citizens use and you’ll become more confident and successful as you set out to enlighten the uninformed and persuade the undecided to act on behalf of our rivers, ponds, lakes, and oceans.iStock_000006357628Medium-2-2-GirlSwimming

Workshop Overview
The Perils of Preaching to the Choir - Learn how and why most environmental messages miss the mark. After completing this training, you’ll be able to spot the signs of “preaching to the choir” and recognize when you are sending messages that go over your target audience’s head.
The Environmental Message Method - Learn to transform professional level conservation writing into messages that are suitable for everyday citizens. You will learn steps 1-4 of the “Environmental Message Method:” Begin With Behavior, Foolproof Photos, Swap the Shoptalk, and the Words That Work.
The Environmental Message Method - Learn to incorporate storytelling techniques into your message, and how to measure the reading level of your materials and determine if it is a good fit for your audience.
This workshop includes updated information for participants including; results of an in-depth national assessment that provides deeper insight into what triggrs environmental stewardship from every day citizens; startling new findings on photos and logos; message approaches that conservation communicators can “borrow” from Amazon, Netflix, and other online powerhouses; tips on grammar choices that makes your readers mad-and how to avoid that!

Presented by Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work, LLC

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Price: Free Event

Date: 06/11/2015

Address:
Buzzards Bay Center
114 Front Street
New Bedford, MA
02740
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

More Than a Message (Beyond Water Words That Work)

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Beyond Water Words That Work! - Many organizations do outreach as a key part of achieving their mission yet most find it to be a very challenging aspect of their work.
Water Words That Work’s newest training will teach you how the pros plan their outreach campaigns, measure their accomplishments, and do it even better next time. The
More Than a Message training provides big concepts and practical tips participants need to plan and carry out their communication work.

Target Audience: Non-profit organizations, community based groups, municipal boards and committees, local officials, federal and state agency staff and anyone responsible for outreach and communications efforts

Objectives: Plan successful communication efforts: Learn to distinguish successful and unsuccessful communication efforts -- and how to draw up the best plan possible for the resources you have available to you.
Reach new audiences: Explore how to research your target audience using mass media, direct marketing, and online techniques to find your audience and deliver your message.
Develop next steps for messaging: Learn how you can use “the slope” to predict and measure the number of people who notice and respond to your message. Discover what it takes to turn simple actions into big steps that really make a difference.
Cultivate a relationship with your target audience: Learn how to develop a long-term engagement strategy to increase effectiveness.

Presented by Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work, LLC

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Price: Free Event

Date: 06/12/2015

Address:
Hyannis Golf Course
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA
02601
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

Estuary Adventurers: June 29-July 3, 2015 (9:00AM-3:00PM)

Estuary Adventurers – For students entering grades 4, 5 and 6 (Fall 2015)
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: $275.00

Date: 06/29/2015

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

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies: July 6-10, 2015 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Students entering grades 2 & 3 (fall 2015)

Half Day Program: Cost $165

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: $165.00

Date: 07/06/2015

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

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies: July 6-10, 2015 (1:00PM-4:00PM)

Bayside Buddies – For students entering grades 2 and 3 (fall 2015)

Cost: $165

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: $165.00

Date: 07/06/2015

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

Available Spaces: 10

Estuary Adventurers: July 13-17, 2015 (9:00AM-3:00PM)

Estuary Adventurers – For students entering grades 4, 5 and 6 (Fall 2015)

This session is full, to be added to a wait list please email: waquoitbayscienceschool@gmail.com
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: $275.00

Date: 07/13/2015

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

Available Spaces: 0

TIDAL Quest: July 20-24, 2015 (9:00AM-3:00PM)

TIDAL Quest: Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life - For students entering grades 9-12 (Fall 2015)
Cost: $275
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: $275.00

Date: 07/20/2015

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

Available Spaces: 0

Estuary Adventurers: July 20-24, 2015 (9:00AM-3:00PM)

Estuary Adventurers – For students entering grades 4, 5 and 6 (Fall 2015)

This session is full, to be added to a wait list please email: waquoitbayscienceschool@gmail.com
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: $275.00

Date: 07/20/2015

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

Available Spaces: 6

Women in Science: July 27-31, 2015

Women in Science – For girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9 (Fall 2015)
Full Day Program Monday - Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM Camp overnight at Washburn Island
Friday 10:00AM Pick up
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: $275.00

Date: 07/27/2015

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

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies: August 3-7, 2015 (9:00AM-12:00PM)

Bayside Buddies – For students entering grades 2 and 3 (fall 2015)

Cost: $165

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: $165.00

Date: 08/03/2015

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

Available Spaces: 0

Eco-Design: August 10-14, 2015 (9:00AM-3:00PM)

Eco-design Workshop – For students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 (Fall 2015)
Cost: $275
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: $275.00

Date: 08/10/2015

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

Available Spaces: 2

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