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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.
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Picture this: children, elders, and other members from the Wampanoag Tribe teaching non-indigenous children and adults about their traditional food, music, dancing, and crafts. Sound inspiring? Educators at the Waquoit Bay Reserve thought so, too.
The need for words that convey complex concepts can be a challenge for deaf and hard of hearing students who rely on American Sign Language (ASL).
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.