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2012 Science in the Seashore Research Symposium

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Date: August 23, 2012
Contact: Megan Tyrrell, Research and Monitoring Coordinator, 508-487-3262 ext. 0510

In a continued effort to communicate natural resource science taking place at Cape Cod National Seashore, the Atlantic Research Center (ARC) will be hosting its second annual "Science in the Seashore Research Symposium."The conference will take place at the ARC Classroom building located at the Highlands Center in North Truro, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, August 28th.The event will take place from 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM and will feature 10 oral presentations by individuals conducting scientific research at Cape Cod National Seashore.Among the speakers will be scientists from government and academia.Topics will span the disciplines engaged in management-driven natural resource science including plant and wildlife ecology, geology, the marine sciences, and citizen science.Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore.

The parallel goals of the Atlantic Research Center are to expand upon the magnitude of research taking place within Cape Cod National Seashore, and to communicate the results to students, educators, other scientists, and members of the public. The conference will provide a brisk, half-day of talks with the intent to generate an environment engaging for researchers and members of the public alike.There is no cost to attend and all members of the public are welcome.

If you plan to attend follow the directions to the ARC Classroom: Take Route 6 to the Highland Light exit in North Truro. Go east on Highland Road. At the end, take a right onto South Highland Road. After approximately 0.6 miles, take a left onto Old Dewline Rd. The Highlands Center is at the end of the road, the classroom is the third building on the right, #43 Old Dewline Road, Truro.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.nps.gov/caco/naturescience/atlantic-research-center.htm.

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Did You Know?

Typha latifolia (common cattail)

Most of the cattails on Cape Cod are an exotic, invasive species. While Typha latifolia (common cattail) is native, Typha angustifolia (narrowleaf cattail) is a Eurasian plant that is believed to have been brought to North America by the early colonists.