Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
ARLC Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
Internships can be available almost any time of year, but most are designed to fit within the summer break to accommodate students. If you're interested in an internship at the Cape Cod National Seashore, look for opportunities advertised through SCA. If you are interested in a volunteer based internship and are able to make a 24-hour per week commitment, send your CV and list of courses taken to the Atlantic Research & Learning Center.
Photo courtesy of Erin Hilley
Proposals will be accepted for research in the broad areas of the natural and social sciences. Topics of interest include terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem processes, biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, cultural and natural resource management, and the political and social implications of resource protection and management.
The amount of the fellowship varies from year to year. Housing may also be available to fellowship recipients while research is being conducted in the park. Laboratory equipment and field equipment may be available as well. To see a list of previous recipients and their project titles, click here. To download an application, click here.
For 2014, the fellowship proposals will be accepted until April 15. Decisions will be made by the fellowship committee in late-April.
Other Fellowship Opportunities
EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship - A nationwide, competitive grant program for graduate students pursuing environmental studies. Up to 37,000 US dollars per year of support. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.
NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship -
Photo by Naomi Blinick
Volunteers play an integral role every year at Cape Cod National Seashore and in National Parks throughout America. The roles that volunteers fill at CACO are numerous and varied. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please visit our official Volunteer web page.
If you are a college or university student from another country, work for another country's park agency, or have a background in environmental or cultural related fields, and might be interested in volunteering for the U.S. National Park Service - we want to hear from you! International Volunteers at CACO can expect to gain unparalleled experience in one of America's most treasured landscapes. For more information, please visit the NPS International Volunteer in Parks page.
Did You Know?
Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.