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Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

every day of each week from Dec 1st through Dec 31st at 9AM
Is exhibiting photographic works by Amy C. Davies. Ms. Davies uses vintage cameras and film to convey the story of Cape Cod through her natural landscape and street photography (an art form that features the human condition within public places). “Film is a way for me to connect to people and my surroundings. The process of using a vintage camera is a slow, deliberate act that allows me to take a moment to get to know my surroundings and interact with a person before making a picture,” Davies said.


Cape Cod National Seashore to Host “An Era Exposed”

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

every day of each week from Nov 3rd through Nov 25th at 9AM
Cape Cod National Seashore’s Parks as Classrooms Education Program and the Nauset Regional High School Art Department recently collaborated on an education program designed to introduce honors portfolio, printmaking, and photography students to the national seashore’s historic buildings, and to inspire the creation of art based on these cultural properties. Works from this collaboration will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham between November 3 and 25, 2014. There will be an artist reception Tuesday, November 4 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.


CCNS Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

Sep 27th, 2014 at 2PM
Sandwich-based author Christie Palmer Lowrance will present this program on the life of the renowned 20th-century naturalist and children’s author, who was born on Cape Cod. A keen observer of nature and impassioned conservationist, Burgess turned these interests into plots in his stories for children. The stories were hugely popular in the early 20th century. Characters in his books include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, and Grandfather Frog. In addition to the dozens of children’s stories and other writings, Burgess wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column called “Bedtime Stories” from 1912 to 1960.


CCNS Seeks Volunteers for Captain Penniman House

Tel: 1 (508) 957-0738
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

each week on Wednesday from Sep 23rd through Sep 30th
It commemorates this region’s rich maritime history through its association with Edward Penniman, who, at age eleven, began his career at sea as a cook on a schooner bound for the Grand Banks. The Penniman story is further enriched by the fact that his wife and children accompanied him on some of his voyages. Cape Cod National Seashore seeks volunteers who are interested in sharing this engaging story with the public during tours and open houses beginning in spring 2015. Training sessions for new volunteers will be held from 1-3 PM on four Wednesdays in October. Contact Chief Park Interpreter Sue Moynihan at (508) 957-0738 or via email.


CCNS to Host:

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

every day of each week from Sep 1st through Sep 30th at 9AM
"Dune Shack Arts and Sciences Exhibit". CCNS will exhibit works from dune shack visits and residencies as its Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art. The exhibition is curated by the Peaked Hill Trust. The exhibition includes an eclectic array of work and topics, including erosion studies, nocturnal wildlife, writings on the Gulf Stream, short essays by an entomologist, conservation and landscape architecture, and even work from a puppeteer. The exhibition also features works by students from Nauset Regional High School, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, and the Provincetown school system.


Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

every day of each week at 3AM
Join author and Sandwich resident Christie Palmer Lowrance for a journey into the life and stories of the famous Sandwich born children’s author, Thornton W. Burgess. A keen observer of nature and passionate conservationist, Burgess turned these interests into plots in his children’s stories, which gained great popularity in the early years of the 20th century. Characters in his books include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, and Grandfather Frog.


Perspectives Series

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Route 6 and Nauset Road | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

every day of each week from Oct 1st through Oct 31st at 9AM
Cape Cod National Seashore’s Perspectives Series, Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art, is exhibiting work from Cape Cod Viewfinders. Cape Cod National Seashore’s Perspectives Series, Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art, is exhibiting work from Cape Cod Viewfinders, a local camera club that is dedicated to promoting the study, understanding, improvement, and enjoyment of photography. The show is entitled Cape Photographers View the National Seashore.


Petticoats at Sea with Storyteller Joan Gatturna

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Route 6 & Nauset Rd. | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

Aug 26th, 2014 at 7PM
History is full of the stories of the captains of America's great clipper ships, but the tales of the women and children who sometimes sailed with them are rarely heard. Join storyteller Joan Gatturna as she tells their stories in a performance of Petticoats At Sea Ms. Gatturna will appear in 19th century costume and will portray Johanna Sears Burgess, a character representative of the girls and women who experienced both the romance and perils of life at sea alongside their husbands and fathers.


The Technologies of Tracking Coastal Change

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Route 6 and Nauset Road | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

Oct 14th, 2014 at 630PM
Mark Adams, Cape Cod National Seashore GIS Coordinator, will present this story and explore how the data collection and analysis provides the tools that help us face the changes and live successfully and sustainably in the future along this dynamic coast. With the power of this new technology and the 120-year record of change we can see trends and predict changing coastal processes that accelerate with altered storm frequencies, sea levels, and climate change.


“Beyond the Beach” Series

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6, Nauset Rd. | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

each week on Tuesday from Sep 30th through Oct 28th at 630PM
9/30: Return of the Tides--The Restoration of the Herring River, A Look Back and Ahead Tim Smith, Cape Cod National Seashore Restoration Ecologist, and Bill Burke* 10/7: Fire as a Tool for Preserving Cultural Landscapes Dave Crary, Cape Cod National Seashore Fire Management Officer, and Bill Burke* 10/14: The Technologies of Tracking Coastal Change at Cape Cod National Seashore, from 1889 to the Present Mark Adams* 10/21: By Land, By Air, and By Sea: Cape Cod National Seashore's Great Animal Migrations Mary Hake* 10/28: State of the Seashore -- Successes and Challenges of 2014, and a Look Ahead to 2015 and the 1916 NPS Centennial George Price.


“Songs for the Earth” with Musician Paul Kaplan

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Route 6 & Nauset Rd. | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

Aug 12th, 2014 at 7PM
Join musician Paul Kaplan for a one-hour program of environmental music. In “Songs for the Earth” Paul Kaplan presents engaging songs on a wide variety of environmental topics. All of the songs, whether serious or funny, help the listener to better understand both the fragility and the resilience of life on Earth. Audiences don’t just listen, but actively participate in helping Paul fill the room with glorious sound, making for an unforgettable experience.


“The Canal Story” Celebrates

Tel: 1 (508) 771-2144
Off Route 6 | Salt Pond Visitor Center | Eastham

Aug 19th, 2014 at 7PM
Join US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Samantha Gray for a free, one-hour presentation entitled “The Canal Story” Discover how this waterway became the engineering marvel you see today. Learn about its rich history, unique features, and modern-day operations.



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