• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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    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.

Education & Outreach

ARLC Outreach

ARLC resident graduate researcher shows students hognose snake behavior

Photo by Megan Tyrrell

The ARLC works to communicate current science themes and research initiatives to a wide array of audiences, fostering a positive exchange of information on the physical and biological systems within Cape Cod National Seashore. Outreach activities include public presentations, publications, providing technical assistance to scientists and teachers, supporting tours, field trips and seminars for students, scientific reviews of scholarly work and funding proposals, and an annual public “Science in the Seashore” symposium.


Please use the links in the left sidebar to navigate through the Education & Outreach section of the ARLC site. You can view videos and fact sheets about science in the park, and field guides to local species. You can also lean about recent and upcoming events and activities, and citizen science efforts in the park.

Did You Know?

pirate treasure

Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.