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Science in the Seashore Research Symposium Slated for August 23

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Date: August 6, 2013
Contact: Megan Tyrrell, Research and Monitoring Coordinator, 508-487-3262 ext. 0510

The Cape Cod National Seashore, Atlantic Research & Learning Center (ARLC) will host the third annual "Science in the Seashore Research Symposium" at the Salt Pond Visitor Center located in Eastham, Massachusetts on Friday, August 23rd.The afternoon event will feature eight to ten presentations by scientists conducting research at Cape Cod National Seashore.Topics presented will cover a sample of applied natural resources and social science research including climate change, plant and wildlife ecology, architecture, and others. Financial support for the symposium is provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Goals of the ARLC include facilitating the use of parks for scientific inquiry, supporting science-informed decision making, and communicating the relevance of, and providing access to, knowledge gained through scientific research to students, educators, administrators, other scientists, and members of the public. The symposium will provide a brisk, half-day of talks with the intent of sharing science hosted by the national seashore in 2013 and to generate an engaging discussion for researchers and the public alike.

Directions to the Salt Pond Visitor Center: From Boston area: Take Route 3 south, to the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne. Follow Route 6 eastward toward Eastham and Provincetown. From Providence, RI: Take I-95 north to, I-195. Follow Route 6 eastward as described above. Once on Cape, the Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham.

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

The Atlantic Research & Learning Center at the Cape Cod National Seashore is one of 19 Research Learning Centers administered by the National Park Service. Research Learning Center programs are designed to facilitate scientific research in national parks and to provide outreach opportunities to communicate research results to interested audiences.

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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.