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FIND YOUR PARK!

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

Apr 22nd, 2015 at 1PM
1 to 3 PM. Free. Bring your family to celebrate Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day! Start at Salt Pond Visitor Center to receive your “Find Your Park” mystery packet. From there you will travel on your own to up to five secret locations in Eastham and Wellfleet, perform a fun, Earth-friendly activity, and receive a clue. Once you have completed your mission, return to the visitor center to earn a Junior Ranger patch! If you would like to help plan this event, visit Cape Cod National Seashore’s Facebook page on April 12 to suggest one of the “secret” locations.


For Families-A PASSION FOR BIRDS

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

Apr 19th, 2015 at 11AM
11 AM. Free. Created and performed by Henry Lappen, “A Passion for Birds” uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different birds have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Participants get a chance to try on the masks and soar as eagles, swim as puffins, and stalk as herons. Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham.


For Families-FIND YOUR BEACH

Route 6 | Coast Guard Beach parking area | Eastham

Apr 21st, 2015 at 930AM
9:30 to 11:30 AM. Free. Find out what lives on and off shore of Cape Cod beaches. Search and explore Coast Guard Beach, Eastham for beach animals (both dead or alive!). Bring your sharp eyes and a digital camera or smartphone. Binoculars are helpful but not required. Meet at the Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham.


For Families-Wildland Firefighting

Tel: 1 (508) 771-2144
Off route 6-Marconi Area | National seashore headquarters building | Wellfleet

Apr 22nd, 2015 at 1030AM
Tour the national seashore’s wildland firefighting facility, touch trucks, and see and use some of the equipment firefighters use to put out forest fires. Meet in front of the National seashore headquarters building at the Marconi area, Wellfleet. Free.


International Fund for Animal Welfare Exhibit

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

every day of each week from May 20th through Aug 30th at 9AM
“Visitors are captivated by this exhibit,” Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price. “It showcases in a most compelling way the Outer Cape’s resources, the work of IFAW, and our common goals to protect animals and habitats.” IFAW Vice President Erica Martin said, "Cape Cod is home to a stunning seashore and rich marine life. It is also home to IFAW’s international headquarters and we are delighted to launch a new exhibition where visitors and locals can learn more about our incredible environment and how to preserve it.” The exhibit features large format images and information about endangered species, including whales and birds; seals; marine animal rescues; and habitats.


INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY CELEBRATION

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Coast Guard Beach off Route 6 | Coast Guard Station | Eastham

Apr 26th, 2015 at 10AM
10 AM to 3 PM. Free. In 1903, Guglielmo Marconi made history when he sent and received the first two-way wireless transatlantic message from the United States to Europe from his Wellfleet station. Families are invited to join licensed radio operators from the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club as they make contacts with other operators around the world in honor of Marconi’s birthdate, April 25, 1874. Kids can practice Morse code on a “key,” use signal flags, and learn about other signaling techniques. Takes place at the Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham.


JUNIOR RANGER DAY

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Off Route 6 | Cape Cod National Seashore's Headquarters Building | Wellfleet

Apr 22nd, 2015 at 1030AM
Want to Know More about Wildland Firefighting? 10:30 AM, 1 hour. Free. Calling all families: Tour Cape Cod National Seashore's wildland fire facility. Touch fire trucks and use some of the equipment wildland firefighters use to put out forest fires. Meet in front of Cape Cod National Seashore's Headquarters Building, Marconi Station Area, Wellfleet.


OPEN HOUSE: OLD HARBOR LIFE-SAVING STATION

Race Point Beach | Provincetown

every day of each week from May 1st through May 22nd at 2PM
Daily 2 to 4 PM. **Free*. Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact life-saving station of the original 13 of Cape Cod. The station has been restored and refurnished. A visit feels like stepping into a turn-of-the-century, working station while the crew is out on patrol. Park at Race Point Beach, Provincetown and take the short walk to Old Harbor. *Beach fees may apply.*


RANGER ON DECK

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Race Point Rd. | Province Lands Visitor Center | Provincetown

each week on Monday and Tuesday from May 1st through May 22nd at 2PM
Mondays and Tuesdays, drop in between 2 PM – 3 PM. *The decks of the Province Lands Visitor Center offer amazing views of dunes, ocean, and their inhabitants. Join a ranger to look for whales, birds, and historic buildings from the deck; or to explore new topics of the ranger’s choice. Meet at Province Lands Visitor Center, 171 Race Point Rd., Provincetown.


Student Marine Art Exhibit

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

every day of each week from Apr 2nd through Apr 28th at 9AM
The artwork, created by students from schools across Massachusetts, captures some of the diversity of species found in nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS). The show includes prize winning art and some honorable mention recipients from all five contest categories – high school, middle school, elementary school, scientific illustration (all grades), and computer graphics (all grades). Several students from the Cape and Islands are represented in the exhibit, including Provincetown Schools, Eddy Elementary School, Oak Bluffs School, Nauset Regional High School and Falmouth High School.


TOUR: CAPTAIN EDWARD PENNIMAN HOUSE

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
at Fort Hill | Penniman House | Eastham

each week on Saturday from Apr 18th through May 22nd at 11AM
A WHALING FAMILY’S STORY - 11 AM, 1 hour. Free. Learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. Examine some of the hardships, adventures, and lifestyle of a whaling family. By reservation only. Call Salt Pond Visitor Center, 508-255-3421 , ext 0. Meet at the Penniman House at Fort Hill, Eastham.


WALK: BEECH FOREST BEAUTY

Off Race Point Rd. | Beech Forest parking area | Provincetown

May 1st - May 22nd, 2015
Sundays, 10 AM, 1 hour, 1½ miles in loose sand. Free. *Watch spring erupt in a unique hardwood forest nestled in the dunes of the Province Lands. Each week will bring new changes. Discover the diversity of this ecosystem as you look for animal tracks, plants growing in sand dunes, cranberry bogs, and vernal pools. Favorable winds might also bring spring birds like warblers. Meet at the Beech Forest parking area, off Race Point Road, Provincetown.


WALK: DISCOVER NAUSET MARSH

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

each week on Sunday from Apr 18th through May 22nd at 2PM
2 PM, 1 hour, 1 mile. Free. Take this easy one-hour walk to discover some of the stories and features of this scenic area. Meet at the terrace of the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham. *No program May 17.*


WALK: DUNE VIEWS OVER EAST HARBOR

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
High Head Road, | Meet in the bike trail parking lot | Truro

each week on Thursday from May 1st through May 22nd at 10AM
Thursdays, 10 AM, 1½ hours, 1½ miles in loose sand. Free. Moderate difficulty.* Climb atop a parabolic dune to gain 360° views of ocean, cranberry bogs, harbor, and Provincetown. Discover the story of how the harbor was turned into a “lake,” then back into a harbor. Meet in the bike trail parking lot at the end of High Head Road, off Route 6, in Truro (stay left and continue on the dirt road).


WALK: LIGHTHOUSE TOUR of the THREE SISTERS

Tel: 1 (508) 957-0738
Off Route 6 | Nauset Light Beach parking area | Eastham

each week on Sunday from Apr 18th through May 22nd at 3PM
3 PM, 1 hour, ½ mile. Free. These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. Come and learn of their history and importance. Meet at Nauset Light Beach parking area, Eastham.


WALK: PROVINCE LANDS DUNES AND BOGS

Off Race Point Road | Province Lands Visitor Center | Provincetown

each week on Wednesday and Sunday from May 1st through May 22nd at 10AM
Sundays 9 AM, and Wednesdays 10 AM, 1½ hours, 1 mile in loose sand. Free. N*Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs, while learning about the Province Lands unique place in American history. Meet at the Province Lands Visitor Center, off Race Point Road, Provincetown.


WALK: SHORELINE STROLL

Tel: 1 (508) 255-3421
Meet at the Great Island parking | Wellfleet

each week on Thursday from May 1st through May 22nd at 10AM
Thursdays, 10 AM, 1 hour, 1 mile.* Discover the fascinating cultural and natural history of the secluded, dynamic coastal barrier system known as the Great Island “gut.” Learn about its connection to the Herring River throughout history. Meet at the Great Island parking area, Wellfleet. *No Program May 7.*


WALK: SPARK OF MAGIC: WHERE MARCONI TRIUMPHED

Off Route 6 | Marconi Station site at Marconi Beach | Wellfleet

each week on Tuesday from Apr 18th through May 22nd at 10AM
10 AM, 45 minutes, ½ mile. Free. Join a ranger to explore the site where, in 1903, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first official wireless message across the ocean. Meet in the parking area of the Marconi Station site, Wellfleet.


“A Passion for Birds” with Henry Lappen

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

Apr 19th, 2015 at 11AM
Comedian, nature lover, and educator Henry Lappen will bring his popular family presentation, “A Passion for Birds” to Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 19. The show is free, and sponsored by Eastern National, the park’s book and gift store partner. Henry uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different birds have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Participants get a chance to try on the masks and soar as eagles, swim as puffins, and stalk as herons. The program is engaging and entertaining for all ages.



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