Free Public Programs

Free, Family Friendly Activities!


Whale Field Walks–Right Whale Season is here!  Check back for 2018 spring walks or follow us on facebook!

Cape Cod is arguably one of the finest spots on earth to view cetaceans from land. Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales come to Cape Cod Bay each winter to feed, while in late spring and early summer, humpback, fin and minke whales arrive. CCS staff and scientists will lead guided walks to Race Point, Wood End, and Herring Cove to watch for whales as they feed in the surrounding waters, often only a few hundred feet from shore. Information and updates on right whale research will also be available. Must have good walking shoes and be able to walk ½-2 miles. Free. No reservations necessary. View our calendar for times and locations.

Seal Walks

A number of different species of seals occupy New England waters. Harbor and gray seals are often sighted throughout the year in the water and resting on local beaches in large groups or herds.  CCS is leading an effort on Cape Cod to identify and create a picture of local seal population movements and behavior.  CCS will offer naturalist led seal walks for groups, and individuals to seal haul out sights located on the outer beaches of Cape Cod. Free. No reservations necessary. View our calendar for times and locations.

Tidal Flats Exploration

Every twelve hours, the tides of the Outer Cape retreat to reveal an exciting world of hidden creatures. Despite their barren appearance, tidal flats are highly productive systems that support large numbers of animals. Come get you feet wet and discover the secret world of tidal flats with a CCS naturalist. Meet at the West End Breakwater, Provincetown Inn. Free. All ages welcome. No reservations necessary. View our calendar for times and locations.

Summer Lecture Series

Join CCS education director each week for a different discussion on the Cape’s marine environment. Province Lands Visitor Center. Registration is not necessary. Free. View our calendar for times and locations.

Monthly Beach Cleanup

Join CCS for a monthly beach cleanup at local area beaches. Marine debris is a serious problem facing our oceans and coasts. It degrades coastal and marine vistas, harms wildlife, introduces toxins and chemicals into our water, destroys habitats and can directly affect human health. No Reservations necessary. View our calendar for times and locations.

For details about these and other programs, contact Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 114 or email