Cape Cod Chronicle article you can read by clicking here.
The Friends of Pleasant Bay’s (FOPB) Floating Classroom project was recently featured in the Cape Cod Chronicle. Using an electric-powered 35-foot pontoon boat to teach marine and environmental education to local children, this project is a unique collaboration among FOPB, PBCB and the Center for Coastal Studies, whose professionals will help develop and teach marine and environmental education classes. The boat will be moored at PBCB. To read the full article, click here.
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!
The Cape Cod Chronicle covered the Bioblitz held at PBCB on May 25th. The article features a Photo Gallery of the Monomoy High School Biology students braving the wind and rain to explore the marine life of Pleasant Bay and obtain samples for genetic testing. Read the full article here.
What do climate change, local food production on Cape Cod and … hmmm, PBCB have to do with one another? Local journalist Aline Lindeman connects the dots for you. In the Spring edition of Edible Cape Cod, the quarterly magazine that investigates and celebrates the local, organic food of Cape Cod, Lindeman explores the connections between the changes we’re already enduring from climate change and the land and sea-based food products produced here on the Cape. Along the way, she pauses to explore how the origins of Pleasant Bay Community Boating fits into this. Curious? To read the article, click here!
CHATHAM – Just by walking along the shore, it’s clear how much plastic washes onto the beach from the ocean. Every year, the observation is confirmed by beach cleanups, which consistently collect more plastic than any other item.
It’s not just a local problem; it’s worldwide, as the makers of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” discovered.
“It’s ubiquitous, and it shouldn’t be,” said Jo Ruxton, the film’s producer and co-founder and director of education for Plastic Oceans Foundation, which was established to promote the film and its message.