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Studies in the Environmental History of New England

Where: Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable MA


How Much: $100, members: $75.00

Categories: Outdoor

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About Studies in the Environmental History of New England...From the granite-bound coastline of Maine to the Taconic and Berkshire ranges that dominate the eastern half of the Hudson Valley, New England encompasses a variety of unique habitats and wildlife. This section of the United States, where early colonial settlement and revolutionary discontent began to shape the identity of the nation, has enjoyed a rich cultural history due in large part to the environment that New Englanders have encountered and modified from the 17th century to the present day. Early connections between indigenous people and colonists as well as the first steps toward industrialization are just some of the events that have come to characterize this region as a place rich in historical narratives.

Studies in the Environmental History of New England is a discussion-based program designed to introduce participants to central themes in environmental history while focusing on the New England region. During the course of this multi-month program, participants will have a chance to read and discuss critical works that explore subjects such as the development of New England as an industrial society and how nature has been perceived as both a physical and abstract force.

Group discussions concentrating on bi-weekly readings will take place at the Long Pasture Visitors Center and all are encouraged to participate. This is a fun opportunity to engage in thoughtful conversation and read some of the great works in the environmental historical canon. Program will meet every other Thursday at Long Pasture.

Participants will be expected to independently obtain copies of the books on the reading list. For more information, please contact Joshua Wrigley at or 508-362-7475.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, at 345 Bone Hill Rd, Cummaquid. Cross the Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod. From Rt. 6, take exit 7 to Yarmouth Port. Go north one mile on Willow Street, take a left onto Rt. 6A, go one mile, and take a right on Bone Hill Road (where you will see a large sign for Harbor Point Restaurant and a smaller one for Mass Audubon). Follow the road past Harbor Point Rd and take the last driveway on the left into the Long Pasture parking area. Park at end of driveway.
Registration is required.
Register online or call 508-362-7475 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)

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