Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) has announced the start of its fall programming, including programs for children learning from home, family programs and Walking Wednesdays. This initiative is part of BLT’s Walks and Talks program, which focuses on getting people outside and on the land, enjoying all the benefits that nature has to offer.
Programs will include presentations by Larry Dapsis, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s entomologist, and Gil Newton, Cape Cod native and renowned professor, ecologist and author. These programs will cover a variety of topics including pollinators, edible bugs, shoreline ecology, seaweeds of Cape Cod, and much more. One of the main goals of this initiative is to provide fun, nature-oriented education for school-aged children who are using the hybrid or at-home models this fall.
”Barnstable Land Trust is adapting our models to accommodate our community’s needs during COVID-19, like getting outdoors and learning on-line. Look for fun new programs that combine both, such as our upcoming ‘Trail Tips’ video for walkers new to our trails,” said Lillie Peterson- Wirtanen, BLT’s Director of Outreach.
Zoom programs will be recorded and shared via the BLT website and social media, as well as the Town of Barnstable’s Channel 18. In-person outdoor programs will be limited to no more than 10 individuals in total, and masks and social distancing are mandatory.
For a list of upcoming BLT programs, or to register, visit http://blt.org/events/.
Barnstable Land Trust is a community-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources in the Town of Barnstable. BLT has protected 1,100 acres in the Town of Barnstable and supported the town in conserving more than 10,000 more.