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Cape Cod Natural History Conference

Special Event: Saturday, March 9, 2024

For more than 25 years, Mass Audubon Cape Cod has organized this full-day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod sharing a range of natural history and environmental research.  

This year's annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm at Cape Cod Community College's Tilden Arts Center in Barnstable.

Cape Cod Natural History Conference presenter on stage at a podium, pointing to their presentation

Presentations Range From Water Quality to Fish Abundance

Speakers will be presenting on topics including a snapshot of Massachusetts first shorebird blitz; a look at High Pathology Avian Influenza (Bird Flu); and the distribution and abundance of fish in Nauset Harbor. Other presentations focus on Beech Leaf Disease, an emerging threat to Cape Cod forests, and what we know about Green Sea Turtles on Cape Cod.

Poster presentations will also feature understanding horseshoe crabs in Provincetown's East Harbor and monitoring for Frosted Elfin butterflies at Camp Edwards.

Cape Cod Natural History Conference presenter on stage at a podium

A Prime Opportunity for Networking and Information Sharing

Mass Audubon Cape Cod Regional Director Melissa Lowe says she always looks forward to this annual event. “The natural history conference has always been one of my favorite events in large part because of the special opportunity to meet and talk to local scientists one-on-one. It provides a place to learn about the people and local organizations doing important environmental work, to network—and even to inspire for future projects by sharing questions and ideas.” 

Conference Details

The cost of the conference is $25 per person and $15 for students (with student ID).  

Coffee and refreshments will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring lunch and a coffee mug to reduce waste.

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