Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Afternoon of Science Talks Science in the Seashore Symposium on September 14

A man holding a net approaches a perched dragonfly on a marsh plant.
Dragonfly research is just one of many topics to be presented at the national seashore's annual Science Symposium on September 14 from 1-4:30 pm at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.

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News Release Date: September 6, 2017

Contact: Nita Tallent,, 508-957-0737

Cape Cod National Seashore’s Atlantic Research and Learning Center will host the seventh annual Science in the Seashore Symposium at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Thursday, September 14, from 1 to 4:30 pm. This popular program features a diverse group of scientists and scholars sharing with the public the natural and cultural research projects they are conducting within the seashore.
 
The Science in the Seashore Symposium is a great opportunity to learn about research at Cape Cod National Seashore from the scientists in the field. There will be brief and engaging presentations on a variety of topics, including seals, roseate terns, whip-poor-wills, blue carbon, cranberry bog microbes, dragonflies, and horseshoe crabs. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/nature/science-symposium-2017.htm

The Atlantic Research and Learning Center at Cape Cod National Seashore, the host of the symposium, is one of nineteen research and learning centers in the National Park System. Science and education come together at these centers to preserve, protect, and encourage understanding of park resources.

Financial assistance for the Science in the Seashore Symposium is provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the national seashore’s official fundraising partner, and sponsor of the Nickerson Fellowship, which provides annual grants for research in the national seashore. The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.
 
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and can be reached at 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, with staff available to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items.

Last updated: September 6, 2017

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