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Dive Into Whales & Seals: Science, Art and Culture

September 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm


Dive Into Whales & Seals: Science, Art and Culture
A special weekend of exploration for adults
Friday, September 6–8, 2019
Leaders: Lisa Sette and Elizabeth Bradfield

CCS image, NOAA Permit #17670

Photo by Elizabeth Bradfield. Image collected under NOAA whale watching guidelines.







Join CCS biologist Lisa Sette and writer/naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield for an exclusive weekend of study, exploration, and discussion about the rich cultural and ecological histories of Cape Cod’s marine mammals.

We will view local art engaged with the sea, discuss the historic and contemporary cultural significance of Cape Cod’s Marine mammals, venture forth aboard Sea Salt Charters–a six-passenger, private charter boat run by the grandson of the founder of New England whale watching–to witness the beautiful, wild ocean that touches our shores. We will also explore Outer Cape beaches and dunes on foot and visit seals at one of their seasonal haul-outs. All the while, you’ll be accompanied by experienced naturalists who have a deep love of and long history on the Cape’s outer lands and whose professional lives focus on these fascinating marine mammals.

Enrollment is limited to 6 adults. Cost is $750 per person. Registration is required.

Cost includes services of two naturalists/guides, refreshments and dinner on the first evening, lunch on the last day, snacks, tips, museum admission, and a private whale watch charter.

Not included: accommodations, transportation to and from the Cape, and/or ground transportation between field trip locations, and meals (except for those listed above).

For more details contact Lisa Sette at 487-3623, ext. 101 or [email protected]

 CLICK HERE to SIGN UP.  Registration Required. Weekend limited to just 6 people!

Tentative Weekend Schedule*

Friday, September 6
4 p.m. Arrive to Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Ave, Provincetown. Group introductions over wine and cheese, and review of schedule.
4:30–5:30 p.m. Presentation: “Cultural history of whales and seals” by Elizabeth Bradfield
5:30–8 p.m. Catered Dinner enjoyed at CCS

Saturday, September 7
7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Whale Watch aboard Sea Salt Charters, Provincetown. Meet at: McMillan Wharf at Sea Salt boat promptly at 7:00 a.m. Trip lasts 4-5 hours. Breakfast pastries and coffee provided.
Free time in Provincetown for lunch
2:30–4:30 p.m. Presentation: “Seals & Sharks” by CCS’s Lisa Sette & Bryan Legare. Held at Center for Coastal Studies.
7:30–9 p.m. Beach bonfire at Head of the Meadow Beach, North Truro

Sunday, September 8
9:00-10:30 a.m. Activity focusing on whales and art.
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Seal Walk (location TBD). Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles in soft sand. Beverages & lunch provided.
2:30–3 p.m. Wrap-up & goodbyes.

*Please note: Schedule is tentative and may be changed based upon weather, wildlife sightings, and other factors.


September 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Center for Coastal Studies
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657-1430 United States
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