2018 Cape Cod Natural History Conference

March 17, 2018
Clapper rail in Brewster © Ryan Schain
Clapper rail © Ryan Schain

8:30 am-3:00 pm

We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 17, from 8:30 am-3:00 pm for the 23rd Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference.

Each year, Wellfleet Bay organizes this all-day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod speaking on a diversity of natural history topics. This conference continues to be an engaging, exciting, and fun way to learn about local research projects, conservation efforts, and local environmental organizations!

This Year's Topics

  • Vulnerability of Humpback Whales to Ship Strike and Entanglement in Waters around Cape Cod
  • The Cape's Secretive and Elusive Marsh Birds
  • Translocation Success of Captive Bred Spadefoot Toad Populations in Restored Wetlands
  • Monitoring Cyanobacteria to Forecast Toxic Blooms in Cape Cod's Freshwater Ponds
  • ...and more!


Cape Cod Community College—Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Road (Route 132), West Barnstable, MA 02668
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$25 before March 10 • $30 after March 10 • $30 at the door

Register Online

Bring a brown bag lunch. To help us cut down on waste, please bring a mug for coffee. Refreshments and coffee provided.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary thanks the generous donors that help make this event possible including Cape Cod Five, The Bird Watcher's General Store, Wilkinson Ecological Design, and Jennifer Johnson.