Access at seashore locations
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
Highlands Center Programs and Events
Calendar of 2014 Events
We and our partners offer the following activities:
Columbus Day weekend.
Join NPS for the annual 2014 Science Symposium (scheduled time and date to be determined)www.nps.gov/caco/naturescience/atlantic-research-center.htm
Flyer for Highlands Fest: Taking Root - Saturday, June 28 10AM - 2PM free.
e pitched in on the creation of engaging murals to showcase climate research and heard from personnel involved with the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Climate Research Facility, who have been gathering data during a one-year deployment at the Highlands Center to advance long-term climate models. We watched a weather balloon launches, learned, listened to live music, enjoyed light refreshments and supported our Climate Friendly Park through public art!
DOE ARM Climate Research Facility (July 2012 - July 2013)
The Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring System Mobile Climate Research Facility has been engaged in a one-year deployment at Highlands Center. The goal was to study aerosols - tiny particles in the air such as dust, soot and sea salt - to improve understanding of how aerosols effect Earth's climate.
Learn more about ARM at their website. Or view the video below with excerpts from a NPR interview with Principal Investigator Dr. Larry Berg.
Did You Know?
In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.