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2018 Upcoming Events

October 3rd – October 29th

Thoreau, The Maine Woods to Cape Cod: A Journey in Photographs by Scot Miller
6:30pm

Free Admision

APCC presents Thoreau: Maine to Cape Cod, an extraordinary month-long exhibit by Scot Miller, noted nature photographer, of his work commemorating and documenting the travels and writings of Henry David Thoreau, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Thursday
October 11th

Walden Warming: Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods
7pm

Free Admission.

Boston University biologist and author, Dr. Richard Primack, discusses his book, Walden Warming: Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods, and his groundbreaking research into the impacts of climate change on the timing of plant leafing and blooming, comparing the meticulous field notes of Henry David Thoreau with modern observations.

Location: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth.

Thursday
October 18th

Guardians of Thoreau’s Legacy: Cape Cod National Seashore
and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

7pm

Free Admission.

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom & Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Superintendent Tim Hudson Moderated by WCAI radio host, Mindy Todd.

This unique collaboration by the heads of two New England National Parks will feature a discussion focused on the distinctly different characteristics and surprising similarities of these two regions that factored prominently in Thoreau’s travels, inspired some of his most revered writings, and, through establishment of the National Parks, are today the guardians of his legacy.

Location: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth

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Events: Past

July 26

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story Author and journalist Susan Freinkel talks about her highly acclaimed book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, a look at the pervasive role of plastics in our lives.

July 19

An Evening with Robert Finch: Fifty Years of Exploring the Beauty and Mystery of Cape Cod Noted Cape Cod author Robert Finch offers selected readings from his works..

June 23

Native Garden Eco-Tour In collaboration with the Ecological Landscape Alliance, APCC is hosting 1 hour garden eco-tours on its grounds.

June 5 & 22

Barnstable Harbor Tours with APCC Join APCC for a tour of Barnstable Harbor with Captain Joe of Barnstable Harbor Ecotours aboard the Horseshoe Crab, a spacious and comfortable 25-passenger pontoon boat. d economy and how it forever changed our region.

June 15

Becoming Cape Cod: Creating a Seaside Resortoin James O’Connell, Ph.D., author and planner, for an examination of Cape Cod’s evolution to a tourist-based economy and how it forever changed our region.

June 14

Where Does the Water Go?Learn about stormwater and how we can better manage this water resource.

June 7

FIVE SEASONS The Gardens of Piet Oudolf Through poetic and masterful cinematography, filmmaker Thomas Piper reveals all that Piet sees, and celebrates the nature of plants in landscape design.

March 15 – June 3

Preserving the Very Nature of Cape Cod Cape Cod Museum of Art exhibition: Preserving the Very Nature of Cape Cod. special exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art featuring original works by invited local artists is dedicated to APCC’s 50th anniversary and celebrates Cape Cod’s unique and fragile environment.

May 20

The Changes in the Bird and Mammal Life of Cape Cod with Peter Alden Peter Alden, noted bird expert and author, explores changes in the bird and mammal life of Cape Cod landscapes over time.

May 2

Watch Where the Water Goes! Eastham “Rain Garden” Workshop The landscape around the Eastham Library was designed with rain gardens and other eco-friendly design features to minimize impacts on the environment.

April 21

APCC Film Event: Love Thy Nature APCC and the Chatham Conservation Foundation invite you to join us on a walk exploring the vernal pools and natural wetlands of Chatham.

April 17

Get Outside with APCC in Chatham APCC and the Chatham Conservation Foundation invite you to join us on a walk exploring the vernal pools and natural wetlands of Chatham.

March 27

Get Outside with APCC in Wellfleet Join APCC and Wellfleet Conservation Trust for a nature walk. We will stroll through pitch pine and oak forests to view a beautiful lookout onto marshlands and nearby islands.

March 23

Fiddle & Foam Enjoy a wonderful cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

March 22

Preserving the Very Nature of Cape Cod: Opening Reception

February 27

Get Outside with APCC in Falmouth: A guided walk on the site of the Coonamessett River restoration.

February 27

Talk and Reception at Harvard "As the Seas Rise, Can We Restore Our Coastal Habitats", a talk by Dr. Steven Handel.

December 20

Get Outside with APCC in Falmouth: A guided walk on the site of the Coonamessett River restoration.

December 8

Get Outside with APCC in Orleans: A walk on an ecologically important property owned by the Orleans Conservation Trust.

November 28

Get Outside with APCC in Brewster: A nature walk through a very special conservation property in Brewster, guided by biologist and BCT member Donald Schall.

November 8

Partners of the Three Bays Stormwater Project present:
Cleaning Up Stormwater ~ In Tune with Nature An Overview of Green Infrastructure and Maintenance

November 7

APCC and Cape Cinema present: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
APCC’s environmental film series is with support from a grant from the Cape Cod Five.

October 31

Partners of the Three Bays Stormwater Project present a Stormwater Workshop
Stormwater BMP Maintenance ~ Green Infrastructure Overview - Construction, Inspection, and Maintenance

Fridays Sept-Oct

Eco-Tour of APCC
Tour our Living Landscape Laboratory we've been working on over the past year.

September 27

APCC's 49th Annual Meeting
APCC's annual business meeting, awards ceremony & reception.

September 19

Guided Walk in Chatham with the Chatham Conservation Foundation
A guided walk on land owned by the Chatham Conservation Foundation (CCF), the town's local land trust.

September 6

Muddy Creek Kayak Tour II (CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)
Join APCC staff on a kayak trip of Muddy Creek, the site of a recent tidal restoration project in Chatham and Harwich. $60 per participant. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

August 29

Cleaning Up the Bays: Priority Sites for Stormwater Treatment
APCC hosted a public meeting to review the results of a stormwater field assessment of the Three Bays watershed.

August 16

Cleaning Up the Bays: Priority Sites for Stormwater Treatment
APCC hosted a public meeting to review the results of a stormwater field assessment of the Three Bays watershed.

August 15

APCC presents "Owners of the Land with Todd Kelley, naturalist and historian; 1717 Meetinghouse, Rt 149, West Barnstable"

August 12

Eco-Tour of APCC
In collaboration with the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), the Association to Preserve Cape Cod is opening its property for an eco-tour, "Celebrating Natives".

July 29

Compost Workshop
Come to APCC's living landscape laboratory for a workshop on composting! Michael McCluskey of Cape Save will share how composting changed his life and he'll bestow upon us the secrets of successful composting.

June 24

Eco-Tour of APCC
In collaboration with the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), the Association to Preserve Cape Cod is opening its property for an eco-tour, "Celebrating Natives."

June 21

Garden in the Woods Tour
We’re going to visit a special place, a wonderful garden managed by New England Wildflower Society called Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA.

June 20

Muddy Creek Kayak Tour
APCC staff will lead this kayak tour of the Muddy Creek estuary to discuss the ecological benefits and observe the visible effects of this recently completed tidal restoration project.

June 15

A Rain Garden at Osterville Library
Come learn about rain gardens and help us plant!

June 8

Time to Choose: An APCC Film Event
Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in this new film.

May 17

Bye Bye Lawn
We'll show you how we're reducing our lawn using three ecologically-friendly methods that you can use to reduce your lawn.

May 2, 9 & 16

Freshwater Ponds: The Jewels of Cape Cod
Freshwater ponds of Cape Cod will be the topic of a series of APCC lead talks at Osterville Library.

May 7

Springtime Herring Exploration at the Mashpee River
Learn about the Cape's most famous fish—river herring!