PBCB brings fun science to Brewster Conservation Day!

PBCB joined 45 other exhibitors  at Brewster Conservation Day on July 8, informing and delighting the 800 event visitors.  Representing PBCB, Executive Director Charlie Sumner, Science Program Director Sarah Griscom, and Board members Lyndy Rogers and Suzy McDowell lent a hand at the exhibit which focused on fresh and salt water salinity levels. As always PBCB made the science FUN!  Kids (and adults) learned how to use “refractometers” (which measure the density of a liquid) to see just how “salty” various water samples were. Salt makes water denser! The kids tested Pleasant Bay water, and it came in at nearly 30% – which helps to keep us afloat!

2017 Cumming Cup: PBCB Makes a Comeback and Clinches 3rd Place!

Under conditions described as “wild and wooly,” the 2017 Cumming Cup was held at PBCB on June 30, 2017. The action and competition was fierce, and in the end, Stone Horse Yacht Club sailed off with this year’s cup. But our own heroes from PBCB pulled off a fantastic comeback from a last-place finish in the first race, to first place in the final (third) race! In the end, they placed third overall. Congratulations PBCB sailors!

Third Year of First Sail!

For the third year, our signature First Sail program introduced third graders from the Monomoy and Nauset Regional School Districts to sailing on Pleasant Bay.

First Sail 2017
During the month of June, we welcomed more than 300 students from Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Brewster, Eastham and Wellfleet Elementary schools to the campus – and the kids loved it!  For some of them, this was truly their “first sail.”
Through First Sail, students engage with the marine environment of Pleasant Bay and experience the thrill of sailing. We hope many of these new sailors return to our campus during the season and eventually become PBCB members, sailors, paddlers and, of course, future stewards of the bay. We thank the Friends of Pleasant Bay for their generous grant that made this program possible. Click here to see the 3rd grade sailors!