Special Events

Earth Day: April 22
Endangered Species Day: May 15
World Ocean Day: June 8

2016 Whale Camp for Kids!  July 11-13, August 1-3 and August 8-10
Learn about the wonderful world of whales and the ocean with CCS’s exciting three-day summer program for kids ages 8-12! Step inside a life size North Atlantic right whale, learn what it’s like to disentangle whales and turtles, identify whales by their distinctive markings, create whale art and a take a whale watch aboard the Dolphin Fleet. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. Fee is $150 for CCS members / $175 for non-members. Cape Cod Students receive a $20 discount.

6th Annual Whale Week – A Celebration of the Sea! July 24 – July 30
Fun, family friendly activities with a marine theme!

Run the Trails for the Whales 5K, July 24 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 $25, and all proceeds support the Center’s education programs. First 100 registrants will receive a souvenir Trails for Whales T-Shirt!

Whale Photography Workshop, August 29-31
The Center for Coastal Studies, in partnership with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill invites nature photographers to explore Cape Cod for a two-day marine and coastal photography workshop. The lifeblood of Cape Cod is the connection between our communities and the surrounding coastal and marine environments. The Cape’s magnificent light, unfettered landscapes and wondrous wildlife have inspired people and artists for generations. In this two-day workshop, we will photograph whales, seals, and the coastal environment of Outer Cape Cod.  Participants will learn how to shoot unique landscape images and take quintessential Cape Cod photographs. Participants will also learn about local marine life, and techniques for capturing intimate and active portraits of these animals. The workshop includes two water-based whale watches, a hike to a local seal haul out (weather permitting), and a potential sunrise/sunset shoot at one of the Cape’s iconic lighthouses.