Wildlife on Tap Series-2016

Wildlife on Tap Series-2016

The Fund for Animals Cape Wildlife Center is proud to present its  “Wildlife on Tap 2016” lecture series, sponsored by Cape Cod Beer. The monthly lectures will be held on Wednesday’s from 6 to 8 p.m., at Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis.

January 13, 2016

Cape Cod Wildlife Up Close -with Barnstable Natural Resource Officer Amy Croteau’s whose occupation brings her in frequent, lifesaving contact with intriguing and often, dangerous native wildlife. She also preserves and protects entire species, through activities including organizing herring run counts, serving as a resource for shell fishermen, overseeing a diamondback terrapin head start program and educating the public about wildlife-related issues. Learn more about her dynamic job, view taxidermically preserved wildlife, including an eastern coyote, red fox, river otter, fisher, mink, red-tailed hawk, cooper’s hawk, osprey, turkey and thick billed murre, and hear stories about her many unique Experiences.

 

February 10, 2016

Robots, Sharks and Sea Turtles – Ingenious technological advances have made it possible to learn more about deep sea creatures than ever before, including sharks and endangered leatherback turtles! Come learn what new information has been gleaned from the deep, thanks to innovative engineers, scientists and robotic means of viewing these fascinating animals in their own oceanic environment. Presented by Amy Kukulya, Ocean Vehicle Operations Engineer, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who helped developed the first three-dimensional tracking vehicle capable of filming a range of marine animals, and Kara Dodge, guest investigator/biology at WHOI who worked with Kukulya to create Project TurtleCam, a system for filming leatherbacks.

 

March 9, 2016

Sharks with Dr. Simon Thorrold -more info to follow

 

April 13, 2016

Mountain Gorillas with Chris Whittier, DVM, Ph.D., from Tufts, who will speak about his field experience with mountain gorillas.

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