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Coastal Ecosystem Lecture & Film Series

PBCB offers a variety of lectures and films on subjects ranging from climate change and sea level rise to the effects of nitrogen-loading on area waters. Talks by noted scientists from Silent Spring, Center for Coastal Studies, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Bioblitz, for area high school students

Now in its second year, in this unique annual collaboration, PBCB works closely with Northeastern University’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center, Friends of Chatham Waterways, the Center for Coastal Studies, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance.  Bioblitz gives local Monomoy High School students the opportunity to delve into the genetic makeup of Pleasant Bay’s marine life. It also provides scientists invaluable data  with Northeastern University’s Ocean Genomic Legacy project, this annual cutting-edge bio-science project enables area high school students to utilize the PBCB campus to explore, collect and catalogue marine species and bay ecosystems and contribute findings to a worldwide genomic bank.

VIDEO: Paris to Pleasant Bay (Climate Change, the Paris Accord and Cape Cod)

In June 2017, 200 people gathered at the Weequasett Inn to hear Rich Delany, CEO of the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) address the risks that climate change pose to the Cape Cod environment. PBCB and CCS co-sponsored the event, which was also the the kick-off for the new organization, the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative (5Cs), formed by twelve Cape-based organizations.
Want to see the event? Click here to watch the video of the presentation and introduction of the founding members of the 5Cs.