National Estuaries Day Celebration


Ospreys and Estuaries - Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Sunday, September 18th

Community members are invited to Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Sunday, September 18th to celebrate National Estuaries Day. This year’s theme will be ospreys. Activities will include a lecture, boat trips on Waquoit Bay (reservations required), osprey-themed crafts, games, and exhibits, and a celebratory concert to top off the afternoon

Register for a guided boat trip around Waquoit Bay.  Space is limited and registration required. Life jackets are required and will be provided, registrants are welcome to bring their own coast guard approved PFD if they prefer.  Please wear shoes that can get wet; participants will have to walk into knee-deep water to board the boat. Suitable for 5 years and up.

11:00AM - Boat Trip Registration

12:00PM - Boat Trip Registration

12:00 - 2:00PM - Games, seining in the bay, Osprey-cam highlights and trivia, activities and crafts for families.
Please bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy overlooking beautiful Waquoit Bay.

1:00PM - Dr. Alan Poole, an associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and author of two books about Ospreys will share his research and expertise in a 45 min. presentation. Dr. Poole has been studying ospreys for over 35 years.  Space is limited, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  This presentation will be in the Boathouse.

2:00pm - Live music with Out Late with Diana Di Gioia -Roots rock, Americana and blues meet witty, compelling storytelling in the songs of Out Late's Diana Di Gioia. A three time finalist in the Cape's Eventide Songwriting Competition, Di Gioia describes her music as combining “word nerd lyrics with rock 'n' roll energy”.


Co-sponsors: Waquoit Bay Reserve, Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve, Friends of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, Eastern Massachusetts Complex National Wildlife Refuge, Waquoit Congregational Church and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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