Free Public Programs
Free, Family Friendly Activities!
Step inside Delilah, an inflatable, life-sized North Atlantic Right Whale, and learn all about these rare and amazing animals. Join us each week in the summer for a tour and natural history of one of the oceanâ€™s most unique animals. Free, all welcome!
Whale Field Walks
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. PCCS 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 Â½-2 miles. Free. No reservations necessary. View our calendar for times and locations.
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. PCCS is leading an effort on Cape Cod to identify and create a picture of local seal population movements and behavior. PCCS 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 PCCS naturalist. Meet at the West End Breakwater, Provincetown Inn. Free. All ages welcome. No reservations necessary. View our calendar for times and locations.
Full Moon Dune Tours
Ever wanted to see the moon rise over Cape Codâ€™s highest dunes? Want to know how those dunes got there, and what those shacks are out there in the dunes? Join PCCS naturalists for a full moon walk and dune exploration. Must be able to walk 3 miles in soft sand. Free. Reservations required. Meet at Snail Road, just off Route 6. View our calendar for times.
Summer Lecture Series
Join PCCS education director each week for a different discussion on the Capeâ€™s marine environment. Province Lands Visitor Center. Registration is not necessary. Free. View our calendar for times and locations.
Monthly Beach Cleanup
Join PCCS 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 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.