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Take a Wildlife Hike - Afterschool Program for Scout and Youth Groups at Cape Cod National Seashore

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Date: October 29, 2013
Contact: Jonathan Way, 508-255-3421 ext. 16

Cape Cod National Seashore is offering a free afterschool program for scout and youth groups on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between November 12 and December 12, 2013.

“Take a Wildlife Hike” is a ranger-led, 1.4 mile hike through the edge of the woods and the salt marsh. The program will focus on upland wildlife such as deer, and will teach scouts how to look for tracks and other animal signs like scat.  Scouts will make the connection that a diversity of habitats is good for many species of animals such as deer, foxes, and coyotes, and that the salt marsh has many sources of food that these animals can eat.  If the weather is inclement an indoor wildlife program will be provided.

Reservations are required. Scout and youth group leaders can make reservations for their group by calling 508-255-3421 x 16 or emailing jonathan_way@nps.gov.





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dune shack in the Province Lands

The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Seashore was designated in 1989 as a special place in the dunes within Cape Cod National Seashore. Dune shack living emerged in the early 20th century and was based in cottages built by coastguardsmen stationed at nearby stations.