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Perched on the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts’s Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is made up off almost 3,000 acres of diverse landscape that is home to many species, including some of the last sea-run brook trout in existence. The Reserve’s land was purchased in the 1970’s by a group of concerned citizens. It is an optimal location for research that explores human impacts on natural ecosystems due to it’s close proximity to developed areas. The Reserve is also a leader in the research to understand how to manage the blue carbon in wetlands.
Explore the impact of Waquoit Bay Reserve’s educational programs in 2019, including their educational field trips for elementary and high schoolers, and their virtual support for environmental eductors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest News from the Waquoit Bay Reserve
Four New England Reserves conducted a study on salt marsh resilience to climate change, and the results are clear—these special places are losing the battle with sea level rise, and need action.
Talk NERRDY to Me checks in with Waquoit Bay manager/coastal trainer/long distance collaborative science all star Tonna-Marie Surgeon-Rogers..
Massachusetts teachers are prepped to help students step “away from the screen” and into their own backyards, to learn about science while staying safe, thanks to the Waquoit Bay Reserve.