The DCLT Announces New
Educational Webinar Programming
The DCLT is happy to announce free upcoming monthly webinars with knowledgeable local speakers about topics of environmental and conservation interest. We will be hosting these webinars on the internet video platform, Zoom, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from
6:30 - 7 p.m. We hope that you can join us!
Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
The History of Whaling in New England
Dr. Michael Pregot, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Amateur Historian
Join us for a short program about the maritime history of the Cape. Dr. Pregot has spent over 50 years in education, and recently has been studying the contributions that each Cape Cod town has made to the overall richness of maritime life. His talk will focus on the different forms of whaling through history. In the early 1800's, whaling was deemed to be the second most profitable enterprise in the United States, remaining so for at least three decades. Dr. Pregot will explain the reasons why whale products were so valuable, and why whaling centers moved from Nantucket, to Sag Harbor, to New Bedford, and eventually to Providence. The storied lives of some well-known Cape Cod whaling captains will make the session come alive.
Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Urban Heat Islands
Charlie McCabe, Parks and Placemaking Consultant
Join us for a short program on urban heat islands. Recent reports are shedding more light on heat islands, where local conditions can make daytime heating tough to bear. Learn about recent research and findings, and how you can find the heat islands closest to you and what you can do to reduce heat island effects. Charlie McCabe is a parks consultant who splits his time between South Dennis and Arlington, MA. He has worked for the past 15 years for parks, placemaking, and trails organizations in Austin, Boston and New York.