Highlands Center Programs and Events

Calendar of 2015 Events

We and our partners offer the following activities:


Partners and volunteer paint at Highlands Fest 2012

Joyce Johnson

Save the Date! Highlands Fest 2015 will be held on Saturday, June 27.

Payomet Performing Arts Center

Payomet is planning a dynamic & engaging 17th summer season with children's classes, theater & music at their Highlands Center tent from mid-June to mid-September.

Call 508-487-5400 or view www.payomet.org

Fired Up at the Castle Hill Kiln

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will hold 3 firings of its wood-fired kiln at the Highlands Center.

Firing June 28, 29, & 30 with unloading July 4

Firing August 16, 17, & 18 with unloading August 22

Firing October 10, 11, & 12 with unloading October 16

To participate in one of the 2015 firings - see www.castlehill.org

Past Events

Flyer for Highlands Fest 2014: Taking Root - Saturday, June 28 10AM - 2PM free.

Ranger-Led Walk: Truro Treasures Weekend Tour: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 from 10-11 AM.

Highlands Fest 2013:Weathering Change in our Air, Land & Sea

Each year we engage in participatory activities expressing science through art at Highlands Fest. In 2013 we 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.


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