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Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief, Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management, 508-957-0738
For many summer visitors, Cape Cod National Seashore is "the beach." But Outer Cape residents know the national seashore offers much more in its many dimensions and moods, and compelling natural and cultural resource stories. On five consecutive Tuesday evenings from September 30 through October 28, staff specialists and guest presenters will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the national seashore's diverse resources and issues, from prescribed fire and coastal change, to animal migrations and salt marsh restoration. All programs are free and wheelchair-accessible, and will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
September 30: Return of the Tides--The Restoration of the Herring River, A Look Back and Ahead - Tim Smith, Cape Cod National Seashore Restoration Ecologist, and Bill Burke, Cape Cod National Seashore Historian
October 7: Fire as a Tool for Preserving Cultural Landscapes - Dave Crary, Cape Cod National Seashore Fire Management Officer, and Bill Burke, Cape Cod National Seashore Historian
October 14: The Technologies of Tracking Coastal Change at Cape Cod National Seashore, from 1889 to the Present - Mark Adams, Cape Cod National Seashore GIS Coordinator
October 21: By Land, By Air, and By Sea: Cape Cod National Seashore's Great Animal Migrations - Mary Hake, Cape Cod National Seashore Natural Resources Specialist and Shorebird Program Lead; Lisa Sette, researcher at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies;and Ken Shea, local dragonfly expert.October 28: State of the Seashore -- Successes and Challenges of 2014, and a Look Ahead to 2015 and the 1916 NPS Centennial - George Price, Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent