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THE ART OF THE HERBAL APOTHECARY with Amy Neill
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

THE ART OF THE HERBAL APOTHECARY with Amy Neill

Tuesday, November 12

from 6-8pm

$55/$50 members

This class will cover the basics of herbal medicine and incorporating herbs into your daily life. We will sip on a variety of herbal teas throughout the class while we go over the properties of herbs and learn how to extract their medicine in different ways. From teas, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, and more we will delve into the internal and external preparations of each and the correct way to put it into practice. We will then get hands on and make an elderberry tincture for you to take home, this medicine will last you a lifetime!

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Holiday Holly Hike
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Holly Hike

  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Director Ian Ives for a “holly-day” season walk at Mass Audubon's Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary in Falmouth, home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England. Ashumet features more than 65 types of hollies, ranging from American to Asian to European specimens, as well as the rare Franklinia tree. Learn about the natural history of the Sanctuary's 50 original Hollies propagated by former property owner and Massachusetts's first Agriculture Secretary, Wilfred Wheeler.

Holly Guides will be handed out free of charge. Participants can bring one grocery bag with them to fill with holly boughs for the holidays.

Event Dates

12/14/2019
Cost

MA Audubon Member Adult $10 Child $8, Non-member Adult $12 Child $10

Times

10am - 11:30am

Location

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, 295 Ashumet Rd, East Falmouth (view map)

Contact Information

Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475 or visit website: https://www.massaudubon .org/program-catalog/long- pasture/69983-holiday- holly-hike

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23rd Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

23rd Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Schedule of Events: 9:00 am – Registration; coffee, tea & refreshments 9:45am - Introduction by Symposium founding Director, Theresa M. Barbo 10:00 am – The Gems of Vineyard Sound: Elizabeth Islands, 1641 & Beyond with Ian Ives, Executive Director of Massachusetts Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. 11:00 am – The Nautical Yuletide: 90 Years of New England’s Flying Santa Program to Support Coast Guard Families with Tom Guthlein Chief Warrant Officer, USCG (Ret.). 12:00 pm – Luncheon and explore Museum exhibits, gardens & trails 1:00 pm – Around the World with Barnstable’s Mad Jack Percival: The U.S.S. Constitution Circles the Globe, 1844-1846 with Robert J. Allison, Professor of History, Suffolk University. 2:00 pm – A Very Fine Place If the Harbor Were Good: Samuel de Champlain’s 1605 Exploration of Cape Cod with Bill Burke, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Cape Cod National Seashore.

Admission is $25 includes morning refreshments, 4 lectures, lunch and Museum Admission.

Pre-registration is suggested to secure lunch. Tickets available online : www.ccmnh.org $30 at the Door day of program For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

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Fall Ducks of Cape Cod
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Fall Ducks of Cape Cod

Sea ducks are some of the most beautiful and intriguing visitors to the Massachusetts coast during the month of November. Explore areas of the Cape to view eiders, scoters, buffleheads, common goldeneyes and red-breasted mergansers as they pause in their migratory journeys. The program will also focus on freshwater pond habitats as well where participants can spot Northern pintails, Northern shovelers, blue winged teals, green winged teals, Eurasian wigeons and American wigeons. This is a great opportunity to learn how these birds live, feed and migrate. Participants will travel in a MA Audubon mini van to various locations around the Mid Cape.

Pricing

MA Audubon Member, Adult $10.00 MA Audubon Non-Member, Adult $12.00

http://capecodonline.com/events-calendar/?_ev_id=525635_fall_ducks_of_cape_cod


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Fall Ducks of Cape Cod
Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Fall Ducks of Cape Cod

  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sea ducks are some of the most beautiful and intriguing visitors to the Massachusetts coast during the month of November. Explore areas of the Cape to view eiders, scoters, buffleheads, common goldeneyes and red-breasted mergansers as they pause in their migratory journeys. The program will also focus on freshwater pond habitats as well where participants can spot Northern pintails, Northern shovelers, blue winged teals, green winged teals, Eurasian wigeons and American wigeons. This is a great opportunity to learn how these birds live, feed and migrate. Participants will travel in a MA Audubon mini van to various locations around the Mid Cape.

Pricing

MA Audubon Member, Adult $10.00 MA Audubon Non-Member, Adult $12.00

http://capecodonline.com/events-calendar/?_ev_id=525635_fall_ducks_of_cape_cod


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Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History
Oct
31
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Alice Wynn

Thursdays, September 19th & October 3rd, 17th, and 31st from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, walk the beautiful trails, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch, study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitats. Participants meet at the front entrance of the Museum.

$4 /Member $6/Non-Member
Rain cancels the walk.

 For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133   

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Enchanted Forest at Mass Audubon
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Enchanted Forest at Mass Audubon

For the Friday evening before Halloween, the woodlands will awaken. A guide will lead you along a lantern-lit trail where you will encounter creatures of the night - some strange, some silly and some who have much to say.

Tours are roughly one hour in length. Warm clothing, sturdy shoes and a flashlight are recommended. Costumes are encouraged!!

We recommend this program for children ages 3 through 12, but everyone is welcome. There is no charge for Children 0-2.

Event Dates

10/25/2019
Cost

MA Audubon Member Adult $10 Child $8, Non-member Adult $12 Child $10

Times

5:30pm-8:30pm

Contact Information

Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475 or visit website: https://www.massaudubon .org/program-catalog/long- pasture/69697-the- enchanted-forest

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Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Alice Wynn

Thursdays, September 19th & October 3rd, 17th, and 31st from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, walk the beautiful trails, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch, study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitats. Participants meet at the front entrance of the Museum.

$4 /Member $6/Non-Member
Rain cancels the walk.

 For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133   

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Sandy Neck Beach Excursion: Art Meets Nature Program
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Sandy Neck Beach Excursion: Art Meets Nature Program

Day Trip $70 CCAC Members | $95 Non-Members

Afternoons/Sunset. Times Vary.

Sunday, October 20th: 12pm-6pm

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Center, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Sign up and more info https://capecodartcenter.org/education/sandy-neck-halfway-house/

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Fall Walking Week-End
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Fall Walking Week-End

To celebrate the Cape Pathways Walking Weekend, several walks of varying lengths and pace have been scheduled over Columbus Day weekend. Sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate footwear and layered clothing are recommended:

Friday October 11:

  • 7am: Crocker Neck Morning Jog, a 1.5 mile jog through 97 acre conservation area, pausing to catch a view at Wading Beach. Dress in layers and appropriate running attire. Meet on Santuit Road, park at 2nd gate opposite 92 Cotuit Cove Road. Space limited. Contact Barnstable Land Trust to register.

  • 8 am: A Loop Through Barnstable Village, a 1.5 -2 hour, 2 mile moderate pace walk using a combination of woodland trails, Pathways routes, streets and sidewalks. Park along Main Street 6A and gather on the lawn in front of the Barnstable Superior Courthouse. Contact leader-Doug Payson, 508-737-7000; dpayson@kinlingrover.com

  • 10 am: Woods to Great Marsh, a 4 mile, 2 hour moderate terrain and pace walk through the Old Jail Lane Conservation area to the Great Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Jail Lane at 9:45 for a 10 am start. Contact leader-Elissa Crowley at ejcrowley181@gmail.com or 508-362-5062.

  • 5:30 pm: Sunset Walk at Crocker Neck, an interpretative walk with author and ecologist Gil Newton. Meet on Santuit Road, 2nd gate opposite 92 Cotuit Cove Road. $5 (Barnstable Land Trust members are free).

Saturday October 12:

  • 8 am: Old Neck Lane Walk, a 1 mile, 1 hour walk over hilly landscape featuring Cape Cod history and natural history. Meet at Cape Cod Community College, parking lot #7. Contact leader Kris Clark at kris@meganet.net; 508-776-7522

  • 10 am: From Barrel Hill to Barnstable Harbor, a 3 mile, 2-2 1/2 moderate paced walk with steep hills highlighting scenic vistas. Meet on the lawn at Barnstable Superior Court House. Walk leader Doug Payson, 508-737-7000 dpayson@kinlingrover.com

  • 12:00 noon: Sandy Neck Beach Walk, a 2 mile, 1.5 hour walk through diverse habitats of Sandy Neck, watching for rare migratory shorebirds and diamondback terrapin hatchlings. Meet at Sandy Neck gatehouse. Walk leader Sean Kortis, sean.kortis@town.barnstable.ma.us

Sunday, October 13:

  • 9 am: Barnstable Village Walk, a 5 mile, 3 hour walk through Barnstable conservation land. Meet at Coast Guard Heritage Museum. Walk leader Doug Payson, 508-737-7000. dpayson@kinlingrover.com


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Sunset Cruise For WIldlife In Need
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Sunset Cruise For WIldlife In Need

The Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable is having its busiest season ever. Everything from Ospreys to Foxes are receiving veterinary care in our hospital, and we need your help!

Join us for a Sunset cruise of Barnstable Harbor generously hosted by the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and narrated by a professional naturalist.

Enjoy some tasty Cape Cod cuisine donated by local restaurants.
Cash bar, casual dress.

All proceeds go directly towards helping care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife!

$118.00 per ticket

Follow the link below to purchase tickets today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-sunset-cruise-for-wildlife-in-need-tickets-72250339711

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Wing Island Archaeology Walk
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Wing Island Archaeology Walk

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Archaeologist Dan Zoto

Saturday, October 5th at 10am  

Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto for a guided walk of Wing Island, the location of the Wing Island Archaeology Project. Learn the history of the island and its varied uses throughout the millennia.

$4 Members / $6 Non-members / Reservations Recommended. Please call 508.896.3867 for reservations

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Stargazing in Cotuit
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Stargazing in Cotuit

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars one final time at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park before we break for the Winter season. We hold these stargazing nights monthly through the summer and fall months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and a mind full of wonder (although all telescopes will be welcome).

The rain date for this event is Friday, October 4th @ 7:30 PM.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Alice Wynn

Thursdays, September 19th & October 3rd, 17th, and 31st from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, walk the beautiful trails, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch, study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitats. Participants meet at the front entrance of the Museum.

$4 /Member $6/Non-Member
Rain cancels the walk.

 For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133   

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Mushrooming Beyond the Basics
Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

Mushrooming Beyond the Basics

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let's go a little further and learn about some medicinal mushrooms, and more about mushroom features and methods of identification. Our talk with visuals will cover additional types of mushrooms to take you further on your mushrooming journey. Afterwards, we will go out on the Museum trail to find some wild mushrooms! Wear good walking footwear, insect repellant, and bring a cloth or paper bag or basket for collection, and a pocket knife or shears

Rachel Goclawski is a Massachusetts Certified Educator, Programming Partner with the Sudbury Valley Trustees, Girl Scouts of Eastern MA and is the Resident Naturalist at Waters Farm Preservation in Sutton. Rachel is a Contributing Writer for the Cook's Cook Magazine and for her "day job," she is an IT Specialist for the Dept. of Defense. Visit Rachel's Facebook page for Forage to Table tips and videos: www.facebook.com/cookingwithmrsg

Purchase Tickets Online Here

Members: $7/Non-Members: $10

Reservations Recommended Seating Limited

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Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk and Talk at Museum of Natural History

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Alice Wynn

Thursdays, September 19th & October 3rd, 17th, and 31st from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, walk the beautiful trails, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch, study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitats. Participants meet at the front entrance of the Museum.

$4 /Member $6/Non-Member
Rain cancels the walk.

 For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133   

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Sandy Neck Nature Walk
Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

Sandy Neck Nature Walk

Sandy Neck Nature Walk

Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. Fee: $5

Join a marine biologist for an educational walk on beautiful Sandy Neck. Learn about the various species which occupy Cape Cod marshlands. There will be several stops on the way to observe the natural habitat on the beach. Don't forget your sunscreen and water, and please wear comfortable sneakers or hiking boots.

Register at 508-862-4750.

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Sunset Cruise For Wildlife In Need
Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

Sunset Cruise For Wildlife In Need

The Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center is having its busiest season ever. Everything from Ospreys to Foxes are receiving veterinary care in our hospital, and we need your help! Join us on Sept. 7th for a sunset cruise of Barnstable Harbor aboard the Hyannis Whale Watcher. Once on board you will learn about the incredible wildlife and habitats of Cape Cod from local naturalists, and enjoy a sampling of food donated by some of Cape Cod's best local restaurants. All of the proceeds go directly to caring for wildlife in need. Tickets are going quickly, reserve your spot today!

Contact the organizer

The Cape Wildlife Center

zachary Mertz

zmertz56@gmail.com

508-362-0111

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Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival

  • Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable

1 (508) 362-7475

https://www.facebook.com/CapeCodWildlifeCollaborativeOpens a New Window.

This is a FREE event, but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Barnstable Harbor Bird Walk
Sep
5
8:00 AM08:00

Barnstable Harbor Bird Walk

  • Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet in the main parking area lot for Mass Audubon's Long Pasture wildlife sanctuary near the end of Bone Hill Road. We will bird a bit around the sanctuary grounds and then head down to Barnstable Harbor for shorebirds and terns at low tide. Free. Please contact trip leader Peter Crosson (capecodbirder@gmail.com 508-280-1678) Rain cancels.

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Stargazing at Lowell Park
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park! We hold these stargazing nights monthly through the summer and fall months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and a mind full of wonder (although all telescopes will be welcome). 

The rain date for this event is Thursday, September 5th @ 8:00 PM..

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Fall Forest Bathing
Sep
4
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Forest Bathing

The concept of forest bathing grew out of a practice in Japan called Shinrin-yoku that spread to China and Korea and now to the United States. It is about swimming in the living being of the forest: drinking in the smells, feeling the breeze on your skin, hearing it move through the trees, soaking up the warm healing rays of the sun and touching the earth with awareness. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History gives you a very special opportunity to deepen your relationship with nature because of the unique environment provided by marsh, creek, forest, dunes and beach. Join Field Guide Carol Marcy on a guided walk where you will be shown how to pay attention in a new way that will create a sense of greater health, well-being and appreciation of the beauty in you and around you.

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Crow Farm Walking Tour
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Crow Farm Walking Tour

Meet us at the 40-acre Crow Farm on Route 6A in Sandwich, and spend a beautiful fall morning with owner Ellen Crowell. Ellen's family has owned and operated the farm for more than 100 years, selling community-based products and selling a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Register at 508-862-4750.

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Stargazing at Lowell Park
Aug
5
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park! We hold these stargazing nights monthly through the summer and fall months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and a mind full of wonder (although all telescopes will be welcome).

The rain date for this event is Tuesday, August 6th @ 8:30 PM.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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Stargazing at Lowell Park
Jun
7
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park! This is the first of several stargazing events we'll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and a mind full of wonder (although all telescopes will be welcome). 

The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 9th @ 8:30 PM.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Stargazing at Lowell Park in Cotuit
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing at Lowell Park in Cotuit

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park! This is the first of several stargazing events we'll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and a mind full of wonder! (although all telescopes will be welcome!). 

The rain date for this event is Friday, May 10th @ 8:00 PM.

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Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursions: Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum! 
 

2018 Artist Excursion Dates:
Sunset trips: 2 PM- After sunset
Sept 7
Sept 23
Oct 5
Oct 21

COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members
Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program
 

Application: SNB Art Excursion 2018

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Who is this for?   This artist experience is for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer or anyone who craves some time away to create without the usual everyday interruptions.  The cottage is very rustic.  While out you will be exposed to the elements, and need to dress appropriately.

When can I go?   Trips are often scheduled for September and October as the colors in the marsh are heightened by the sun, as well as early and late spring.  You will be transported by a Beach Ranger for the 3.5 mile drive through the dunes.   The excursions are six hours long, either 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or a later departure with an after sunset return.  For full details and FAQ’s, visit:  www.CapeCodArtCenter.org or www.HyArtsDistrict.com.

How do I sign up?   The cost of a day trip is $70.  If you are not a Cape Cod Art Center member, there is an additional excursion fee of $25 per trip.   Participants have asked if they can give more and others have donated a portion of the proceeds they made from the sale of one of their art pieces created while out at the Halfway House.  All donations are welcome.  Donations and program fees directly support this program.  Complete the application form and mail or email your form to the indicated address.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.  Excursion dates will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. A maximum of ten people can be transported out to the cabin for a day. Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.  If this is the case, participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by a participant up to two weeks prior to date, will receive a refund less $25 processing fee. Cancellations by participant within two weeks of excursion will only receive a refund if spot is filled.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged.

Mail your application to:

  • ART VISITS NATURE
  • C/O CAPE COD ART CENTER
  • P.O. Box 85
  • Barnstable, MA  02630

Check payable to:

  • Cape Cod Art Center

For questions contact:

  • Kate Walls, Cape Cod Art Center (Gallery Manager)
    • 508-362-2909, kate@capecodartcenter.org
    • capecodartcenter.org
  • Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture (Coordinator)
    •  508-862-4767, Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us
    • ARTSBarnstable.com
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Chasing Coral Movie Screening at Sturgis Library
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Chasing Coral Movie Screening at Sturgis Library

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Join Sturgis Library in spreading the message about the dangers one of our most beautiful ecosystems faces and how you can help! The movie screening is appropriate for all ages.

The event is free and open to the public! Registration is appreciated. Email Sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/chasing-coral-movie-screening/

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The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park w/ Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron
Oct
11
to Oct 14

The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park w/ Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron

The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park with Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron

Date: October 11-14 (4 days)

Location: Schoodic Institute | Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park www.schoodicinstitute.org

Cost: $875 Members | $925 Non-Members – The workshop includes 3 nights lodgings, a meal plan of field breakfast, bag lunch and dinner, and a lobster bake on Sunday afternoon. All participants will have their own  private bedroom, in a shared apartment. Accommodations will include WiFi, DirectTV, hard line telephones, fully equipped kitchens, as well as dining and living rooms.

Limit 12

All Levels Welcome.

Explore the quiet side of Acadia National Park: Uncrowded | Unexplored | Unexpected

The 2,000-acre Schoodic Peninsula offers a wide array of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast from the cliffs at Raven’s Nest to the summit of Schoodic Head along a spruce and fir trail to the giant slabs of pink granite that extend into the open Atlantic at Schoodic Point.

Nearby the seaside villages of Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea will be an opportunity to photograph classic downeast Maine.

ABOUT WORKSHOP:

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see” Henri David Thoreau

The art of seeing is the active process of observing the world around us with deliberate thoughtfulness. In photography it’s what you do with what you see that counts. Subject matter provides the building blocks while composition acts like glue holding it all together, and light sets the stage for capturing a moment capable of conveying a sense of being there.

The workshop begins on Thursday with an orientation and power point presentation on “The Art of Landscape Photography” covering the aesthetics of photography and technical aspects of digital imaging.

The workshop features approximately 15 hours in the field with 3-hour sessions beginning each day in the pre-dawn and in the afternoons until twilight. Ronald had an intimate knowledge of these regions and designs an itinerary based on habitat, tides, and weather. Walking distances will vary from roadside vantage points to moderate trail hikes.

Complimenting the field experience will be 8-10 hours of classroom time where we will meet each day for an open dialogue covering subjects from capture to post processing and how to create a digital workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop. In the digital age our ability to teach has been considerably enhanced. Individual instruction, viewing images and group critiques to evaluate results is done in an environment that seeks to help you build confidence in your creative and technical skills and become a better photographer.

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