Highlands Center - Public and Private Partners

Public/Private Partners

Highlands Center programs will support the mission of Cape Cod National Seashore through public and private partnerships. Inquiries and proposals for cooperative ventures from non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions are welcomed.

Current Partners:

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) offers a diverse group of trained adults a residential living opportunity serving the critical environmental and disaster preparedness needs of Barnstable County. Part of a national network, it pairs service-minded volunteers with citizens, educators, scientists, and environmental professionals to promote land and water conservation, environmental education and disaster preparedness.

Our pioneering Program Partner occupies a seasonal tent at the Highlands Center site. Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro (PPACT) produces professional theatre and music. Their annual programming includes a wide array of national and emerging musicians, circus arts classes, independent films, speakers and community events, and more. PPACT is a member of the Cape Cod Theatre Coalition.

The National Park's North Atlantic Coastal Laboratory has operated at the site for a number of years and, while not official Program Partners, is actively involved in the collaboration. Two buildings were recently renovated and in summer 2007 were made operational for use by the NPS Atlantic Research Center (ARC). The mission of the Atlantic Research & Learning Center (ARLC) is to promote research and information exchange on the physical and biological systems within or affecting Cape Cod National Seashore. ARC is part of a network of National Park Service Research Learning Centers throughout the United States.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill oversees the management and facilitation of a wood burning kiln, operating ceramics programs at the site. The installation of the wood burning kiln in partnership with HCI constitutes a joint effort that fosters benefits to local artists and craftspeople, attractiveness to visitors, and a unique form of artistic education in the community.

Researchers with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies investigate coastal processes from an observation shed on site. Such studies provide valuable insight into coastline erosion and sediment movement.

Sustainable CAPE’s mission is to demonstrate the direct link between local food, sustainable health and wellness, and the importance of preserving the fragile land and water resources that directly enable our local harvest. Our goal is to educate, empowering individuals to become agents of change – thereby creating a decidedly more delicious, healthy and sustainable world.

Last updated: July 15, 2019

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