Discovering the Cape Cod Shoreline with Gil Newton, Author and Lecturer
August 15, 2013
Gil Newton is a Cape Cod native who has been teaching environmental science at Sandwich High School and the Cape Cod Community College for a number of years. He is one of the founders of the Barnstable Land Trust and is a past president of the Thornton W. Burgess Society and the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. Professor Gil Newton is an author of several books on the Cape's coastal environment including the recent "Discovering the Cape Cod Shoreline," also the title of his current presentation.
Gil will review many of the common plants and animals along the Cape Cod seashore followed by a tour of the beaches and marshes to explore the fascinating diversity of life at the edge of the sea. Samples of algae, mollusks, echinoderms, and crabs will be examined and discussed.Book signing to follow!
An optional purchase of Gil Newton’s field guide "The Ecology of a Salt Marsh: A Tour of Crocker Neck" is available at the end of the talk for $12, with proceeds benefitting the Barnstable Land Trust.
Parking is available directly behind the Museum. This lecture and field experience is gauged for all ages.