Published on May 25, 2018

Teaming Up to Connect Cape Cod Kids with Local Ecosystems

Valerie gets critters from the brook

As every Cape Codder knows, we live in a beautiful and ecologically diverse place. But Cape kids often aren't aware of the environmental riches that surround them and why they're so valuable.

To help awaken students to the natural resources that abound in their backyards and to provide field sites for science learning, Wellfleet Bay, the Brewster Conservation Trust, and the Harwich Conservation Trust forged partnerships to offer extended programs in two local schools.

Working with classroom teachers, Mass Audubon educators use the natural history of Cape Cod to teach concepts required by state science standards.

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Special Thanks to Our Partners & Supporters

Wellfleet Bay wishes to sincerely thank the Brewster Conservation Trust and the Harwich Conservation Trust for underwriting these programs. We're also grateful to the Eddy Elementary School and Monomoy Middle School science teachers for their assistance with coordinating the programs. 

Additional funding for our school education programs in the Brewster elementary schools and the Monomoy Regional School District this academic year was generously provided by the Mary-Louise Eddy and Ruth N. Eddy Foundation, Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation Trust, the Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Community Foundation, Mass Cultural Council STARS Residencies grant program, Robert B. Our Co. Inc., W. Vernon Whiteley, Inc., and individuals from the community.