Who Is Henry Beston
Henry Beston's 1928 book, The Outermost House, is now considered a classic of American Literature and has a devoted following among its readers. Beston (1888-1968) wrote the book after spending a solitary year in a 20x16 house on the dunes of Eastham on Cape Cod.
The Effect Of Purple Marsh Crab
Sesarma Reticulatum (Purple Marsh Crab), is responsible for dieback in the low marsh on Cape Cod. The Purple Marsh Crab population is very high and that there is very little predation pressure in Cape marshes. Vegetation loss in salt marshes leads to erosion. Steve Smith talks about the Purple Marsh Crab.
Salt Marsh Restoration
Salt marshes are also located in the intertidal zone. Salt marshes are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on earth. Due to the critical nature of these systems, the Cape Cod National Seashore has undertaken an ambitious program of salt marsh restoration.
Cape Cod Salt Marshes
The Cape Cod landscape is one of many salt marshes along both the bay and ocean shores. Salt marshes are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on earth. Salt marshes serve as critical habitat for fish, shellfish, and birds. Steve Smith talks about the importance of the salt marshes.
How To Landscape Your Home
There are a lot of decisions to make when designing landscaping for your home. Selecting the right plants, stones, walkway, driveway, etc. can be a overwhelming task. Learn what steps to take from Jonathan.
Henry Beston Archives
The Henry Beston Society's mission statement states that its goal ''is to honor Henry Beston by stimulating interest in and promoting education about his life, works and philosophy.'' We have a collection of many of Henry Beston's artifacts that you can view.
The Lecture Series And The Film
The Henry Beston Society will provide lecture presentations free of charge to educational institutions, non-profit groups and organizations on Cape Cod. A documentary film about the legacy of Henry Beston and The Outermost House is now in progress.
The Henry Beston Society
The Beston Society, an all-volunteer organization, has partnered with several other Cape Cod organizations for lectures, performances and exhibits, published literature, working on a documentary film and has a large archival collection of material related to Henry Beston and The Outermost House.
Jonathan Young Windmill
The Jonathan Young Windmill must be one of the oldest if not the oldest windmill in the United States. It is believed to have been built in 1720 in South Orleans. The mill was moved in 1839 to the hill overlooking the Town Cove.
Restored Surf Boat
An open, wooden boat from the 1930s that was used to save victims of Cape shipwrecks has can been seen in Provincetown, MA. The 26-foot 'surf boat' is located in the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station at Race Point Beach, in the Cape Cod National Seashore.
The CG36500 Gold Medal Boat was restored with the help of many volunteers. Many lower Cape citizens volunteered time and tools to restore the hull by scraping paint and cleaning the interior and exterior. The basic hull was sound but some woodwork was needed to restore it completely.
Discovering The CG36500
The CG36500 has been fully maintained and is removed from the water each spring for general maintenance and upkeep. A small group of volunteers continues to maintain the boat each year when the craft is hauled out for her bi-annual maintenance.
Junior Ranger Program
All ages can start the Junior Ranger journey. Junior Ranger Activity Booklets are free at visitor centers to kids who start the program during their visit to the park. You will attend programs with real park rangers and complete activities about Cape Cod National Seashore. Barbara Dougan talks about the Junior Ranger Program.
Every Kid In A Park
If you are in the fourth grade (or home-school equivalent and 10 years old), you can participate in a fun online activity and receive a voucher for a free 4th Grade Annual Pass. Print out the voucher and take it with you and your family to a national park. Barbara Dougan talks about Every Kid In A Park.
Parks As Classrooms
Cape Cod National Seashore offers teachers a wide variety of fun and free curriculum-based programs. Our park programs enhance classroom learning by using the cultural and natural resources as teaching tools. Barbara Dougan talks about the Parks As Classrooms.
International Marconi Day
Cape Cod National Seashore has a full free event day of special old and new communication activities to celebrate International Marconi Day. This is a global event in which radio operators from around the world make contact with KM1CC to honor the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi on his birth date. Barbara Dougan talks about Marconi.