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Photos: Fins, Whiskers & Claws 2018

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Photos by Bill Hayes, Sarah Griscom, Lisa Sette and Megan Sullivan. Click or tap on any photo to see each one in close-up.

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The Floating Classroom Has Landed on the Cape!

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On July 19th, the Floating Classroom Research Vessel finally arrived on Cape Cod! The Friends of Pleasant Bay is busy outfitting the boat for use and the marina has now has installed engines, hydraulic steering, the solar panels, the lab table, and is waiting final fittings and testing.  It will have to undergo a float test […]

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Summer Speaker Series: Voyaging Transatlantic – Marine Science Under Sail with Dr. Audrey Meyer Wright

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The Summer Speaker Series continues! FRIDAY JULY 13th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Marine science research has been performed under sail since the earliest sea voyages in 3200 B.C., continuing until 1964, when Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute retired their ocean research ketch, R/V Atlantis. Sea Education Association has returned to research under sail, and have expanded […]

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Summer Speaker Series: “The Life of Terns: Birds of Paradox” with Peter Trull, Author and Naturalist

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Our Summer Speaker Series Continues!  July 6, 2018, 4:30-6:00 pm The Arctic Tern is a special bird that travels incredible distances — it makes the journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again every single year. What’s even more impressive is the Arctic Terns’ size — it weighs just 100g (about the weight of […]

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2018 Sailabration Gala & Auction

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FIRST SAIL 2018

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Our signature First Sail program has wrapped up its fourth year. Often called the “best field trip ever”, more than 300 local kids from the Monomoy and Nauset School Districts participated in the exciting introduction to sailing on Pleasant Bay. For many, it truly was their “first sail”!  These students had the opportunity to engage with the […]

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2018 Open House & Hillside Center Ribbon-Cutting

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You’re Invited! 2018 Season Opener!

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PBCB’s Season Opener Open House Sunday, June 10.  1:00 – 4:00 pm.      “Sunday on the Bay” Open House and Barbecue! Please come to our beautiful Pleasant Bay campus for an afternoon of fun. Take in the spectacular view and tour the campus. Meet our program directors, staff, instructors and board members, and learn […]

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Summer Speaker Series: “How Can We Protect Our Whales?”

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Friday, June 29. 4:30-6:00 pm Patrick Ramage, Director of Marine Conservation, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Please register for this workshop by June 22 in your member account.  No charge. All are welcome. Space is limited. Whales are some of the most majestic animals of the oceans, but many are facing extinction and are struggling to survive. […]

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Three Fabulous Prizes to Choose From! Our “100 for 100” Raffle!  

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Our Gala and Auction will feature a fun, unique raffle with your choice of three prizes. Have a child or grandchild who may want to learn to sail? Win a Brand New Club Optimist Sailboat — fully rigged and ready to launch — including a dolly for transport! Perfect for learning to sail and navigating Cape Cod […]

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