Special Events

Earth Day: April 22

Endangered Species Day: May 15

World Ocean Day: June 8

CCS will be hosting a  Beach Clean Up during the weekend prior to World Ocean Day to help raise awareness about marine debris. Check back soon for details!

World Water Quality Monitoring Day

Whale Camp 2015: July 13-15, August 3-5 and August 11 – 13

CCS is excited to announce a 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! A complete list of Whale Week activities will be listed on our Events page soon.

 New *Run the Trails for the Whales 5K July 26

*New Whale Week event: Run the Trails for Whales 5K.  Race through the beautiful Province Lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore for a great cause. 8am.  Pre-registration is required.  First 75 registrants will receive inaugural t-shirt.

Registration coming soon!

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.  $415

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.

Course and Registration information coming soon!