Mass Audubon Workshops

Mass Audubon Workshops



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Our community partner Mass Audubon is hosting two virtual, sea-centric workshops with A.R.T. audiences who want to dive deeper into the themes of Ocean Filibuster.

Understanding and Protecting Coastal Habitats

MAR 11 at 12PM ET

Our connection to the coast has profoundly influenced Massachusetts’ history. In this virtual program, we will celebrate the components, creatures, and relationships that make our coastline vibrant, fascinating, essential, and awe-inspiring. You’ll learn about the ecology of several different coastal habitats including mud flats, salt marshes, and dunes, and the plants and animals uniquely adapted to live there. What’s more, unique aspects of coastal habitats are essential for keeping seaside communities safe from extreme weather events, flooding, and other climate-related impacts. We will introduce various tools and solutions available to help protect these habitats, and the wildlife and people who depend on them.

Co-presented by Doug Lowry, Teacher Naturalist at Mass Audubon’s South Shore Region and David Moon, Community Science and Coastal Resilience Manager at Mass Audubon’s North Shore Region

Sea Turtle Rescue and How Beachgoers Can Help Coastal Wildlife

MAR 15 at 12PM ET

In late fall, sea turtles that have lingered in Cape Cod Bay succumb to dropping water temperatures, become cold-stunned, and wash ashore on bayside beaches. Since the 1970s, Mass Audubon staff and volunteers have rescued thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles. Learn about the four species of sea turtles found in the waters of Massachusetts, learn why they cold-stun, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the rescue process. In addition to helping rescue cold-stunned turtles, beachgoers can also protect nesting shorebirds like piping plovers. Learn what everyone can do to help protect all the amazing and vulnerable wildlife populations found on our coast.

Presented by Sean Kortis, Adult Education Coordinator, Mass Audubon Cape Cod Region.