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August 2021

Let’s Open a Hive!

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present Let’s Open a Hive! with CCMNH volunteers and beekeepers George Muhlebach and Sandy McKean Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 1pm. In this one-hour indoor presentation, George and Sandy will explain how honeybees live in the wild and in man-made hives. You’ll hear about the queen bee and her offspring, how they work together, and about some of the challenges they face in our world today. Tickets: $10 per person…

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Meet the Pilot Whale!

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present Meet the Pilot Whale with Naturalist and CCMNH Volunteer, Gerry Beetham, Monday, August 23, 2021 at 10:30am. What is a Pilot Whale? Come and meet the Museum’s newly renovated replica of a Pilot Whale! Although many people come to Cape Cod to see our large whales, such as the Humpback Whale, this program will teach you about all the smaller whales that live in our local waters using the…

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September 2021

Introduction to Mushrooming with Rachel Goclawski

September 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Introduction to Mushrooming with Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Rachel Goclawski Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11:30am. Mushrooming can be a fun and safe hobby if you know the guidelines. Rachel will get you started on your mushrooming journey with an interactive visual presentation, followed by a walk on the Museum trail to find some beginner and novice-level mushrooms! Wear good walking footwear, insect repellent, and bring a cloth or paper…

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Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents the second part of its mushrooming workshop with an advanced program: Mushrooming: Beyond the Basics with Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Rachel Goclawski Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 11:30am. Rachel’s talk, with visuals, will take you a little further on your mushrooming journey. Learn more about medicinal mushrooms, mushroom features and methods of identification. Following the presentation, we will go out on the Museum trail to find some wild mushrooms! Wear…

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Beatrix, Thornton, and the Tale of Two Peter Rabbits

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Beatrix, Thornton, and the Tale of Two Peter Rabbits with Christie Palmer Lowrance and Betsy Bray, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 1pm. Christie Palmer Lowrance, author of Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess and Betsy Bray, an international authority on Beatrix Potter, will discuss well-known differences and fascinating little-known similarities between the two esteemed 20th century children’s authors. First published in 1902 and 1910 respectively, Potter and Burgess’ children’s books…

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October 2021

Countdown to Launch! Cape Cod’s Official NASA Host Site for the James Webb Space Telescope Community Event

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host for Cape Cod's James Webb Space Telescope Community Event. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope in space, 100 times more powerful than Hubble, and able to see back in time almost 13.5 billion years to observe the earliest galaxies. The telescope is scheduled to launch on Saturday, December 18th, so keep your eyes to the sky! COUNTDOWN TO…

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Vampires of New England

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents "Vampires of New England", with Medievalist and charismatic storyteller, Susan Jarek-Glidden, Ph.D. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm. New England’s vampire history emerged a full century after the region’s more infamous Salem witch trials, and although Rhode Island was ostensibly the epicenter, it was a region-wide phenomenon. Recently, exciting new information about one of New England's vampires has come to light so join Susan for this intriguing program, part of…

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November 2021

Understanding Coastal Resiliency in a Regime of Sea Level Rise

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Understanding Coastal Resiliency in a Regime of Sea Level Rise, Increasing Storminess, and Human Alteration of the Shoreline with Dr. Mark Borrelli, Director of the Seafloor Mapping Program at The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1pm. This presentation and the following discussion will provide the latest information on sea level rise, storms, and human alterations of the coast all within the context of defining and understanding…

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Countdown to Launch! Cape Cod’s Official NASA Host Site for the James Webb Space Telescope Community Event

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host for Cape Cod's James Webb Space Telescope Community Event. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope in space, 100 times more powerful than Hubble, and able to see back in time almost 13.5 billion years to observe the earliest galaxies. The telescope is scheduled to launch on Saturday, December 18th, so keep your eyes to the sky! COUNTDOWN TO…

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NASA Subject Matter Expert Charles Law at CCMNH!

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host site for Cape Cod’s James Webb Space Telescope Community Event Saturday, November 13, 2021. At 11:30am there will be a special presentation by Charles Law, a NASA Subject Matter Expert. The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will herald a new era of astronomical discovery. Astronomers will see the very first stars and galaxies formed in the universe, detect molecules in…

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