The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) is proud to launch the third annual Whale Week: A Celebration of the Sea. Whale Week is a week-long schedule of family friendly events all featuring a marine theme. Many events are free and there is something for everyone.
PCCS hopes to raise awareness about our ocean, marine mammals, marine debris, and coastal and marine ecosystems through fun events, which are suitable for audiences of all ages.
Monday July 29th, 11AM, at the Hiebert Marine Lab, 5 Holway Ave. Meet Delilah. Step inside a life size right whale while learning about these amazing animals. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation $5
Home Made Boat Race
Monday, July 29th, 5:00PM, adjacent to Fisherman’s Pier in front of the Crown and Anchor Inn, PCCS kicks-off Whale Week with a Home Made Boat Race to highlight marine debris in our ocean. Prizes will be awarded. Register by contacting Venture Athletics at 508-487-9442 or download the form here. Click here for the pledge sheet. This event is sponsored by Venture Athletics of Provincetown. Rain date Tuesday July 30th.
Tidal Flats Foray
Tuesday, July 30th, 12:00PM, at the West End Breakwater. Explore the tidal flats with PCCS. Every twelve hours, the tides of the Outer Cape retreat to reveal an exciting world of hidden creatures. Tidal flats are highly productive systems that support large numbers of animals. . All ages are welcome and reservations are not necessary. Get your feet wet and discover the secret world of tidal flats with a PCCS. Free.
Wednesday July 31st, 10:30AM. Did you know that Provincetown was one of the leading whaling ports in the nation in the 19th Century or that it once had more than 50 wharfs and more than 200 fishing vessels? Did you also know that East Coast whale watching began right here, or that the first entangled free swimming whale was rescued right in Provincetown Harbor? Learn about the rich maritime history of Provincetown through a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Registration is required. Free
The Tale of IBIS
Wednesday July 31st, 4:00PM. Children’s theater production. This live action/puppet production retells the story of the first whale successfully disentangled by PCCS, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo. Provincetown Town Hall. Content is suitable for all ages. Registration is not necessary.
Search for Seals
Wednesday, July 31st, 12:30PM, at the Province Lands Visitor Center. A number of different species of seals occupy New England’s waters. PCCS will offer a naturalist led seal walk to search for seals on the Outer Beaches of Cape Cod. Please register by calling the Province Lands Visitor Center at 508.487.1256. Reservations are required. Free.
Lecture: Whales of Cape Cod
Thursday, Aug 1st, 11-12 PM, at the Province Lands Visitor Center. Lecture: Whales of Cape Cod. Registration is not necessary. Free.
Whale Games and Arts and Crafts
Friday, Aug 2nd, 10AM, Bas Relief Park, Provincetown. Marine themed games and competitions for kids of all ages 5-12. Arts and crafts activities. Registration is not necessary. Free.
For more information about Whale Week or to register for events please contact:
Jesse Mechling, [email protected], 508-487-3623 x 103