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Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Family Program - A Passion for Birds - August 7

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Date: July 27, 2012
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421

Have you ever wondered why birds have feathers, or how they build their nests?Henry Lappen's program "A Passion for Birds" is a fun way to learn the answers to these questions and more.Join Henry for a free, one-hour presentation that uses masks to showcase birds and their adaptations. Two programs will be offered on Tuesday, August 7, one at 3 PM at Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown, and one at 7 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

Henry Lappen has been performing comic juggling for over 25 years and has been an avid student of nature since childhood.Henry is a graduate of California's Dell'Arte School of Physical Comedy, where he studied mime, mask, and clowning."A Passion for Birds" uses masks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the avian world.Captivated by Lappen's beautiful masks and comic portrayal of birds, participants learn how animals adapt to their environment, and why they look and act the way they do.

This program is part of the annual "Tuesday Evening Series" at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in July and August in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs focus on the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages. Programs are free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles, and games. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.

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Did You Know?

Marconi Wireless Station, circa 1903

In 1903, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic wireless message from the United States to Great Britain from Cape Cod.