Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Highlands Center Programs and Events
Calendar of 2014 Events
We and our partners offer the following activities:
Save the Date for our Annual Highlands Fest - Saturday, June 28, 2014!
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
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?
The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.