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Beyond the Beach Series Slated for Cape Cod National Seashore

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Date: September 12, 2013
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief, Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management, 508-957-0738

For many summer visitors, Cape Cod National Seashore is "the beach." But Outer Cape residents know the national seashore offers much more in its many dimensions and moods, and compelling natural and cultural resource stories. On six consecutive Tuesday evenings from October 1 through November 5, staff specialists and guest presenters will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the national seashore's diverse resources and issues, from sea level rise and climate change, to animal migrations and seismic research and education. All programs are free and wheelchair-accessible, and will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

October 1 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, Cape Cod National Seashore Historian

October 8: Too Hot to Handle? A Surprising Climate Change Casualty--Cape Cod History Bill Burke, Cape Cod National Seashore Historian

October 15: The Technologies of Tracking Coastal Change at Cape Cod National Seashore, from 1889 to the Present Mark Adams, Cape Cod National Seashore GIS Coordinator

October 22:  Whose Fault Is It? Peering into the Earth with Seismic Instruments at the National Seashore Barbara Dougan, Cape Cod National Seashore Education Specialist

October 29:   By Land, Air, or Sea: Cape Cod National Seashore's Great Animal Migrations Jason Taylor, Cape Cod National Seashore Chief of Natural Resource Management; Mary Hake, Cape Cod National Seashore Natural Resources Specialist and Shorebird Program Lead; Charles "Stormy" Mayo, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Senior Scientist and Director of the Right Whale Research Program

November 5:  State of the Seashore -- Successes and Challenges of 2013, and a Look Ahead to 2014 George Price, Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent

For more information about Cape Cod National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov/caco.

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Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

There are twenty permanently flooded freshwater kettle ponds within the Cape Cod National Seashore. They range in size from 2.5 to 100 acres and from 6 to 65 feet in depth.