Special Events

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

2015 Whale Camp for Kids!  July 13-15, August 3-5 and August 11 – 13
An exciting new three-day summer camp for kids ages 8-12 to learn about the wonderful world of whales and the ocean! 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 $25 discount.

5th Annual Whale Week – A Celebration of the Sea! July 26 – August 1
Fun, family friendly activities with a marine theme! Check back for a complete list of Whale Week activities.

 NEW! Run the Trails for the Whales 5K, July 26 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 75 registrants will receive a souvenir Trails for Whales T-Shirt!

Whale Photography Workshop, September 2 – 4
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.

NEW! Natural Science Illustration Workshop  September 11 – 14
Instructor: David Wheeler, B.F.A., M.F.A., teaches at the Pratt Institute’s Center Extension Campus at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. He has made life-sized models of dinosaurs for the American Museum of Natural History and the Osaka Museum of Natural History in Japan. He is a veteran marine science illustrator whose art work is in the permanent collections of museums, universities, and marine centers in this country and abroad.