The Senior Environment Corps, administered by Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, has organized a series of educational talks and films running from January through March, all free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. To register leave your name at 508-394-4630 x522 or contact Anita Lord at 508-394-4630 x523; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The series kicked off on January 17 with a talk and presentation addressing federal barriers and state inroads to increased reliance on renewable energy, plus Cape Cod's progress toward a sustainable energy future. Click the link to view The Gift that Keeps on Giving.
The upcoming Senior Environment Corps events are presented below:
Tuesday, February 21, 1-2 PM, Talk: "Off the Hook"
Initiatives to protect and promulgate Cape seafood through responsible catch and harvesting. Sustainable aquaculture and the benefits of reef restoration explained. By Alex Hay, Owner/Operator, Mac's Seafood and Restaurants, Wellfleet Shellfish Company; and Board of Directors, Wellfleet Seafood Promotion and Tasting (SPAT.) At Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet. Post-presentation guided tour of Wellfleet Shellfish Co.
Wednesday, February 22, 2-3:30 PM, Film: "Chasing Ice"
James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey chronicling the direct effects of global warming capture the calving of 1.8 cubic miles of ice off a massive glacier in Greenland. At Cape Cod Museum of Art, D'Allesandro Auditorium, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA.
Wednesday, March 15, 2-3:45 PM, Film: "Sharkwater"
Biologist Rob Stewart travels to the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica feeding sharks underwater to demonstrate their fundamentally nonviolent nature. With 90 percent of the shark population destroyed by indiscriminate hunting, Stewart joins forces with conservationist Paul Watson to fight poachers who illegally kill the animals for their fins selling the meat to the Taiwanese Mafia. At Cape Cod Museum of Art, D'Allesandro Auditorium, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA.
Wednesday, March 22, 1-2:30 PM, Talk: "State of the Union"
2016 horseshoe crab spawning survey results. Population concerns and the outlook for preservation of the species. By Derek Perry, Invertebrate Fisheries Biologist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole, MA. *Post-presentation guided tour, WHOI.
Wednesday, March 29, 1-2:30 PM, Talk: "Do the Right Thing"
Protecting right whales from ship strikes, entanglements, and sonar noise in highly-trafficked Eastern Seaboard. Update on beaching and possible causes. By Charles (Stormy) Mayo, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Right Whale Habitat Studies, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. At Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitors Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham, MA. Post-presentation guided tour, "Discover Nauset Marsh."
Thank to the Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative for the info