Mass Audubon Long Pasture Sanctuary is proud to present its “Wildlife on Tap 2020” lecture series, sponsored by Cape Cod Beer. The monthly lectures will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis.
Ticket Price: Members $10, Non-Members $13 per person/per event in advance ($15 at the door if available).
Go to https://capecodbeer.com/event/wildlife-on-tap-2020/2020-01-22/ to purchase in advance. All lectures are expected to sell out in advance – reserve your spot now! All proceeds will help Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary protect the nature of Cape Cod for its people and wildlife.
January 22nd: Stranded on Cape Cod: What Marine Mammal Strandings Teach Us About the Place We Call Home
Misty Niemeyer, IFAW
2019 was the busiest year for Cape Cod strandings on record. What can necropsies (animal autopsies) tell us about the health of our ecosystems, and what lessons learned from rescue attempts can improve efforts and techniques to protect and conserve marine wildlife?
February 26th: The People-Pollinator-Biodiversity Connection
Dr. Robert Gegear, UMASS Dartmouth
Pollinators are declining at an unprecedented rate worldwide due to human-induced rapid environmental change. Join us for a discussion on what you can do to protect and restore our native pollination systems in your own backyard.
Unraveling Mysteries of the Great Shearwater
Keith Powers, Stellwagen Bank NMS
Great shearwaters are the most abundant shearwater in the northwest Atlantic during their wintering season, yet we still don’t understand that much about them. Using satellite telemetry over the past 7 years, researchers are starting to figure where they go and how long they stay.
Cephalopod DNA: a Tour of the Fantastically Weird Octopus Genome
Dr. Carrie Albertin, Marine Biological Laboratory Octopuses are fantastically weird animals: they have three hearts, blue blood, and skin that can change color and texture. We will tour the octopus genome, highlighting some exciting genes that are new to science, and others that show us that the octopus is similar to us in unexpected ways.