Whale Week 2017

GET READY FOR WHALE WEEK 2017!
Sunday July 30 to Saturday, August 5

Run the Trails for the Whales 5K
Sunday, July 3oth at 8 am
Lace up your running shoes and join us for a fun 5K through the beautiful Province Lands in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Pre-registration is required.  Registration fee is just $25, and all proceeds support the Center’s education programs. First 75 registrants will receive a souvenir Trails for Whales T-Shirt!

Get to the Bottom Of It!
Monday, July 31 – Thursday, August 3 at 1 pm
Become a junior marine biologist! Use a plankton tow to collect tiny marine creatures then take an up close and personal look under the microscope. Learn how and why the biggest animals in the ocean depend on the smallest animals to survive!
This hands-on program is designed for kids age 5 – 12.
$3 fee, reservations recommended. Meet at SEA Space, 333R Commercial Street, Provincetown (behind the Squealing Pig).

Marine Discovery Hour.
Monday, July 31 – Thursday, August 3 at 11 am
This week’s theme will be WHALES of course!  Join us once or each day to learn different aspects of the world of whales.  This program is designed for kids ages 7-12, but also anyone who wants to find out more.  $3 donation. Meet at SEA Space, 333R Commercial Street, Provincetown (behind the Squealing Pig).

Whale Week Amazing Race 3
Tuesday, August 1 at 10 am
CCS, in partnership with the Pilgrim Monument and Museum, presents a fun, family friendly version of The Amazing Race.  Teams of up to 4 people will compete in a race that takes in some of Provincetown’s iconic locations, while learning about the rich marine history of the town.  $30 per team of up to 4 people (includes admission to Pilgrim monument for entire day).   Registration is required. Register at the CCS kiosk on MacMillian Pier on Race Day.

Build Your Own Home Made Boat  
Wednesday August 2 at 3 pm
Join us on the beach in front of the Crown and Anchor to build your own boat in preparation for the Home Made Boat Race on Thursday.  Marine debris collected throughout the year will be available for anyone to come and use for their boat. Remember all boats made only from trash score high on ingenuity points!

The winners of the 2011 Build Your Own Boat Race Best Costume Category. PCCS image.Home Made Boat Race 
Thursday August 3 at 5 pm
The Home Made Boat Race highlights the issue of marine debris in our ocean. Use whatever you can to build a vessel that will get you to the finish line! Prizes will be awarded.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at contacting Venture Athletics Water Sports at 508-487-9442 or Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 114. Click to download your Registration form and Pledge Sheet

This event is sponsored by Venture Athletics Water Sports, The Crown & Anchor, and J & E Produce. Rain date Friday August 4 at 5pm.  $50 minimum donation to enter.  Grand Prize awarded to team that raises the most amount of money to support our education programs!

Lecture: Whales of Cape Cod.
Thursday August 3rd at 11 am at Province Lands Visitor Center
Free, all welcome!

Whale Games 2017
Friday, August 4 at 10 am at the Bas Relief Park, opposite Town Hall
Marine themed games and competitions for kids of all ages 5-12.  Arts and crafts activities. Registration is not required. Free!

Whale Week is sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Office and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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