Join NECWA at the Wellfleet Public Library's Women in Science Series. Learn about a new collaboration between NECWA and Mass Audubon at Wellfleet Bay called Team Mola. Volunteers with Mass Audubon assist NECWA by helping to document stranded ocean sunfish along the shores of Cape Cod. Learn about the successes of Team Mola regarding the rescue and research of this very unusual Cape Cod visitor.
NECWA will have a booth at the annual New England Saltwater Fishing Show. We will be chatting up our New England Basking Shark and Ocean Sunfish Sighting Project (www.nebshark.org) as well as our Diamondback Terrapin Sighting Project. You can pick-up our free sighting key tags for these projects as well as Mass Audubon's Sea Turtle Sighting Network. Sunday is Family Day and all woman and kids are free.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will be hosting their amazing Cape Cod Natural History Conference at the Cape Cod Community College. NECWA will be presenting a poster on our new program called Team Mola which is a collaboration with Mass Audubon and their volunteers. Join NECWA for a wonderful conference focused on the unique wildlife on Cape Cod.
NECWA will have a booth at the Mass Bass Fishing Show. Come see us and learn about our Basking Shark and Ocean Sunfish Sighting Project at nebshark.org, a community-sighting network for these two large coastal pelagic fish. Pick-up your free sighting material and purchase t-shirts and sweatshirts to support this project.
NECWA will once again have a booth at the Herring Run Festival. Stop by our tent and try our "How Long till its Gone" marine debris activity. Pick up free educational material and check out our neat marine artifacts on display. Get your glitter tattoo or purchase some NECWA gear to support our efforts.
Meet Salt, the most famous humpback whale in the world! NECWA has a commercially-made inflatable model of Salt that is life-size and an exact replica of the real Salt. Kids and adults can see how big Salt is from the outside and the inside which has various internal organs and structures. Krill will be reading her children's book on Salt called My Friend Salt. This is a family program appropriate for all ages.
For the first time, NECWA will have a booth at the Hingham Shipyard Marina's Annual Boat Show. Come to the marina in Hingham and check out the NECWA booth that will have material on NEBShark, our community-sighting network for basking sharks and ocean sunfish. And come view the boats at the Hingham Shipyard Marina. Lots of fun for kids and adults.
Join Dani Marston, marine biologist and staff member of NECWA. Dani will be presenting a family program on the Diamondback Terrapin in the Marion area. This is the only marsh turtle native to New England. Learn how you can get involved to help save this threatened species. This family program will also include a hands on, arts and craft activity.
Join NECWA for our all day marine excursion to view seabirds, whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks, ocean sunfish, and other marine animals found in Massachusetts Bay, including the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Our spring trip is from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 19th. These offshore excursions give us an opportunity to view marine wildlife and to collect data on coastal wildlife and the environment in which they live. NECWA's Ocean Exploration Cruises are fundraising events that help support our many projects and activities.
To learn more or to register for this trip, click HERE to access our Constant Contact Event Page. Guest naturalist for this fall trip include: Wayne Petersen (Mass Audubon Society), David Clapp (Natural History Services), Jim Sweeney (South Shore Bird Club), Adrian Jordaan (Dept. of Environmental Conservation, UMASS Amherst, Thomas Robben (Hartford Audubon Society), and Jay Frontierro (7 Seas Whale Watch). NECWA naturalists include Krill Carson, Leah Horeanopoulos, Courtney Callahan, and Michael O'Neill.
All fundraising events help support NECWA's many projects and activities related to educational outreach, research, and conservation. NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit, and this allows 100% of all donations goes back into the work we do on behalf of marine wildlife through the purchase of equipment and supplies.