2017 Cape Cod Natural History Conference

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Please join Wild Care at the 22nd annual event at Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Arts Center.  Wild Care will be presenting “Wild Care’s Therapy Pools – Decrease Recovery Time of Aquatic Birds in Captivity.”

Each year Wellfleet Bay has organized a full day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod speaking on a diversity of natural history topics. This conference continues to be an engaging, exciting, and fun way to learn about local research projects, conservation efforts, and local environmental organizations.

Bring a brown bag lunch and to help us cut down on waste, bring a mug for coffee. Coffee and refreshments provided.

Learn about recent scientific research and other natural history topics, including:

  • A Three-Year Study of Bats on the Upper Cape
  • The Sounds that Fish Make
  • The First Successful Capture, Rehabilitation, and Release of a Manatee that Strayed into Chilly Cape Cod Waters
  • Why Marine Animals Eat Plastics

Admission

Registration is $25 until March 4, 2017.  After March 4, 2017 the registration fee is $30; walk-ins are $30.  To learn more and register, visit:  http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wellfleet-bay/news-events/2017-cape-cod-natural-history-conference.  Follow on Facebook too!

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Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!