C.A.R.E. for the Cape and Islands is Hosting a March Education Speaker Series

Two workshops with prominent speakers...

CARE for the Cape & Islands’ is hosting two workshops in March to educate the public and business community on ways to preserve and protect the natural environment and cultural and historical treasures.

The first workshop will be on Cape Cod and the Great Whales: From Pursuing to Protecting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at three fins coffee roasters & mercantile, 581 Route 28, West Dennis, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. During this workshop, led by Jon Brink of Hyannis Whale Watchers, you will learn about early shore whaling right up to current measures taken by modern whale watchers to safe-guard the place of these animals in our environment.

The second workshop will be on Green Paw Prints: For the Responsible Pet Owner on Wednesday, March 18th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at three fins coffee roasters & mercantile. Learn how to take better care of both your pet and Cape Cod with eco pet tips presented by Dr. Melissa Magnotta, Veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital. After her talk, artist Valerie Oppenheim will teach attendees how to make a pet toy from upcycled materials that you can take home for your pet.

These workshops are a $15.00 donation to CARE for the Cape & Islands and they include a beverage from Three Fins Coffee Roasters.

Register for both of these workshops at https://careforthecapeandislands.org/calendar-2/.

About the Speakers:

Jon Brink has worked as the Senior Naturalist and as a Captain for Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises for 17 years. His tenure has afforded him the chance to get to know our biggest Cape Cod neighbors and provided insights to the challenges our marine environment face today.

Dr. Melissa Magnotta moved to Cape Cod in 2018 and quickly fell in the love with the beaches, kettle ponds, and small town feel.  She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and has practiced small animal medicine. Dr. Magnotta volunteers with CARE for the Cape and Islands, because she feels that we all need to do our part in protecting our home. 

About CARE for the Cape & Islands

CARE for the Cape & Islands™ was founded in 2012 as the Cape and Islands’ first travelers’ philanthropy initiative.  More commonly known today as Impact Travel, CARE seeks to encourage, support, and create opportunities for visitors and residents to donate their “time, talent, and treasure” to help preserve and protect our region’s exquisite natural beauty, plant and wildlife habitats, Cape & Islands culture and history. Learn more at https://careforthecapeandislands.org/.


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