Celebrate Conservation Week! BCD 2021

BCD is going HYBRID! Celebrate Conservation WEEK!

Saturday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16

BCD Week – Schedule of Events (download pdf)

2021 Virtual Passport  (download and print)

We are excited to announce this year’s BCD partner, the Brewster Ponds Coalition. Our 2021 event features BPC  “All About Ponds” program. Together we will present a fun filled, week-long celebration that will include both, in-person and virtual activities, contest, walks, talks, and video presentations.

 Schedule of Events    (July 10 – July 16)

Saturday, July 10 *Rain date: Sunday, July 11
Whale Rock_B Newman 10 am – 12 pm

Windmill Meadow,

Drummer Boy Park

 

 

BCD KICKOFF

Meet the BCT and BPC Mascots – get the buzz about pollinators and learn about pond health.

Kids pick up BCD Passports

Go on a StoryWalk® @ Windmill Meadow

10 am – 12 pm

Drummer Boy Park

Build, Learn & Play – Join Cape Light Compact and build your own Energy Efficient House, learn and play at the Energy Carnival.
11 am – 12 pm  Perry’s Last Stand – Serving Ice Cream treats for sale
12 pm – 3 pm Tour the Windmill and Watch the Blacksmith
 
Monday, July 12
10 am – 12 pm

CC Museum of Natural History

 

Pick up your Passports & play! @ CCMNH

 

10 am – 12 pm

Nauset Marsh Eastham

Nature Hike @ Nauset Seashore Nauset Marsh Trail sponsored by the Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation ($20 pp)  –

Registration on HCT website

Tuesday, July 13
Bakers Pond 2020_B Newman 9 am

Bakers Pond

 

Nature Hike @ Bakers Pond (free)

Registration via email 

10 am – 4 pm *

North Pond Drive

 

*1 pm – John O’Reilly

Garden Tour: Pollinator Garden, Honeybees and Hydrangeas ($5.00 admission at door to benefit the Brewster Ponds Coalition) Brewster Ponds Coalition invites you to tour a beautiful pollinator garden and lush ecosystem, peek at the honeybee, see & learn about alternative septic with John O’Reilly, and check out Blueberry Pond’s storm water filtration basin.
11 am (session #1)

1 pm (session #2)

Seymour Pond, Brewster, MA

Pond Education Field Program @ Seymour Pond

This guided pond activity (1 hour) will include how to protect our ponds, looking at the pond water and identifying some of the creatures that live in our ponds. 5 years and older with adult. Click here to Register

Wednesday, July 14
9 am – 10 am

Mants Landing

Oyster Farm Tour – Join Ryan Burch, Town of Brewster, on a walk out on the Brewster Flats to learn about the lifecycle and benefits behind these delicious bivalves.  No registration required. Space is limited – park at Mants Landing beach. Must have Brewster Town Beach Parking Sticker. (free)
 
10 am – 11 am
Eddy Bay
Explore & Create – Join Mary Doucette for a walk through the forest and a unique fairy house building experience. Ages 5+ with adult. Masks required (free)

Registration – via email

 

10 am – 4 pm *

North Pond Drive

* 1 pm – John O’Reilly

Brewster Ponds Coalition Garden Tour: Pollinator Garden, Honeybees and Hydrangeas ($5.00 admission to benefit the Brewster Ponds Coalition) see details above

 

3 pm – 4 pm

Eddy Bay

Explore and Create – Join Mary Doucette for a walk through the forest and a unique nature mandala making experience. Ages 5 + with adult. Masks required (free)

Registration – via email

 

3 pm – 6 pm

Drummer Boy Park

Brewster Farmer’s Market – Fresh seafood, produce, eggs, grass-fed pork & beef, cheese, artisan tables, music, and kid stuff!

More info on website

Thursday, July 15  
9 am

Mother’s Bog

Nature Hike @ Mother’s Bog (free)

Registration required – via email

 
Friday, July 16
10 am – 12 pm

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Explore and Discover – Seashore Ramble with Mass. Audubon. Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary’s beach at low tide. ($14 kids / $18 adults)

Registration on website

 

ANYTIME EVENTS
Windmill Meadow StoryWalk® – The Turtle Sisters by Susan Baur

 

No Bottom Pond StoryWalk® – Kettle Pond story by Heidi Clemmer
VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES – All Ages
BPC Website Food Web Study – Nancy Leland, UNH faculty and founder of Lim-Tex – Virtual talk (starts at 3 minute mark)
Cyanobacteria aerosol toxins – Marty Burke, BPC Citizen Scientist Marty Burke – Virtual talk
BPC Website Cyanobacteria Aerosol Testing Results – Dr. Jim Haney, UNH – Virtual talk
What Is A Kettle Pond – Karen Malkus-Benjamin – Virtual talk

 

Cape Cod Native Plants and Alternative Lawns workshop – Crocker Nurseries – Virtual talk
VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES – Just for Kids
Brewster Pond Coalition Children’s Education Program
BPC Website               Virtual Pond Field Trip

 

  Polly’s Dream – Pond Health – Virtual Puppet Show

(2nd grade)

Turtle Pond Mystery – Pond Health – Virtual Puppet Show

(5th Grade)

  Kettle Pond Community -Virtual Book reading by author, Heidi Clemmer
Vernal Pool Visitors – Virtual Book reading by author, Heidi Clemmer
The Turtle Sisters Move to The Other Side of Cape Cod Pond – Virtual Book reading by Susan Baur

 

The Turtle Sisters Learn The Best New TrickBook reading by Susan Baur
Brewster Conservation Day is an annual educational fair sponsored by the Town of Brewster, Brewster Historical Society and  Brewster Conservation Trust.
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