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Cape Cod National Seashore Welcomes School Field Trip Groups

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Date: April 13, 2011
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421 ext. 15

Spring is in the air, which means it's the perfect time for a school field trip to Cape Cod National Seashore! The seashore's outstanding natural and cultural resources and hands-on learning opportunities make it a perfect destination for school field trips.

Two new beautiful permanent exhibits have recently been installed in the center to enhance learning opportunities. The main lobby is now home to a colorful and informative orientation map of Cape Cod. In the museum, in place of the long-standing flora and fauna displays, visitors will find a fascinating exhibit on Native peoples, past and present, including a partial wetu (traditional dwelling.) In addition, 12-minute park films, including "Sands of Time," are played on a regularly-scheduled basis. The films provide perspective on the natural and cultural history of Cape Cod. Supervised school groups are also welcome to visit the seashore's six beaches and 11 self-guiding trails. Film descriptions and schedules, downloadable copies of outdoor scavenger hunts, and additional guidance and information are available on the seashore's website. Visit www.nps.gov/caco.

Click on "For Teachers," then "Plan a Field Trip." Teachers planning to visit Salt Pond Visitor Center should call 508-255-3421, ext. 0 for more information and to make a reservation.

 

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Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.