Friday Speaker Series

Join us for community learning.


PBCB has a fascinating Speaker Series planned for 2020!  

The purpose of PBCB’s speaker series is to inform and spark thought and conversation on a range of topics that are relevant to our region. Please feel welcome to join, no matter the topic, and regardless of agreement or disagreement.  If you have any subjects that you would like to learn more about, please drop a note to Dr. Sarah Griscom at  PBCB does not necessarily endorse nor support the views nor opinions of the speakers we host.    

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle


Feb 28 – Agnes Mittermayr PhD., Marine Ecologist, Center for Coastal Studies

Amphipods – Kings of the Eelgrass Jungle


Mar 27 – Seth Rolbein, Trust Director, Cape Cod Fisheries Trust

More than a Yellow Slicker: What it Takes to be a Commercial Fisherman


May 1 – Lisa Sette, Biologist, Center for Coastal Studies

What Can Marine Wildlife Studies Tell Us About Pleasant Bay?


June 5 – Dr. Bob Rheault, Executive Director, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association

Shellfish Aquaculture: Trends & Truths in Growing, Marketing & Ecosystem Services


July 17 – Eliza and Alan McClennen, Sailors & Past Owners of PBCB

Sailing, Summer & Siblings: How Five Generations Have Enjoyed Pleasant Bay


July 24 – Woody Metzger & Jim Donovan, Owners, First Light Boatworks & Marine Railway

Building Traditional Boats on Cape Cod: A Chat with Woody & Jim of First Light Boatworks & Marine Railway


August 7 – Owen Nichols, Director of Marine Fisheries Research, Center for Coastal Studies

Squid Pro Quo: Fishermen & Scientists Working Together to Study Cephalopods from Cape Cod to the Dominican Republic


Sept 4 – Tasia Blough, President, Sipson Island Trust

Sipson Island: Collaborating to Preserve a Treasure


Sept 18 – Janet Williams, Dr. Mon Cochran, Rich Delaney – Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

Net Zero Cape Cod: Setting & Reaching our Goals


Oct 9 – Oonie Burley, Chatham Conservation Foundation & Theresa Sprague, Founder Blue Flax Design

How to Create Habitat for Both People & Wildlife with Native Plants: Beautiful Alternatives to Bright Green Lawns & Piles of Fertilizer


Nov 6 – Dr. Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer, Woods Hole Research Center

Fun Facts: Five Climate Stories I Wish More People Knew


Dec 4 – Tom Leach, Waterfront & Sailing Director, Pleasant Bay Community Boating

History of a Working Cape Cod Waterfront: Stories & Photographs


All talks start at 4:30pm in our Hillside Center.   Donations suggested!


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