Please note that all of our lectures listed here are free - but reservations are required!
Sunday, January 24th, 2:00pm
Global Winds and the History of Exploration
with Captain Elliot Rappaport of the Maine Maritime Academy
Earth's wind systems have for millennia been an engine of human expansion across the globe. Join us to learn about the driving forces behind these winds, and the pathways between continents they have provided to seafarers over time-- Pacific islanders, Arabian merchants, Norse voyagers, and finally the navigators of western Europe.
with Kristen Kibblehouse of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
Join us to learn about a wide range of shark issues, including public perception, the role of sharks in our marine ecosystem, and how the presence of white sharks close to the shore has affected the Cape community.
with Sandy McFarlane of Cultural Resource Specialists
A local legend in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Tiggie Peluso was a fisherman for his generation. Whether setting trawl for halibut, trolling for stripers, shellfishing for quahogs or scallops, or casting for trout, Tiggie did it all and was good at it all. His stories are compelling and tell of a time long gone and a way of life very different from today.
with Andrew Gottlieb of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC)
Scientific data shows that the northeastern U.S.—including Cape Cod—will experience dramatic increases in sea level rise due to climate change. The region can also expect increasingly warmer temperatures, more droughts and an increased frequency in extreme weather. Learn more about what’s driving climate change, and what we can do to help mitigate its worst effects.