Friday, August 7th,  1:00 – 2:00 pm
Edible Insects, an Introduction to Entomophagy,
with Larry Dapsis
  Insects are part of many diets around the world with the exception of North America and Europe. There are many valid reasons to rethink our attitude about insect-based foods, including sustainability and nutrition.
Don’t be faint of heart for this exciting tour of culinary treats!
Larry has been an entomologist since age 5. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He has thirty-six years of professional pest management experience.
Registration is required.
Please register by 5:00 Thurday, August 6th.
On the day of the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom login credentials.

Thursday, August 13th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Shark Smarts
with Kristen Kibblehouse

Learn about a wide range of topics, from public perception of sharks to the role of sharks in our marine ecosystem. The ongoing white shark research taking place off the coast of Cape Cod is explained in detail, as well as how that research is connected to white shark conservation. The program wraps up with a discussion on how the presence of white sharks close to shore has specifically affected the Cape community.  
Kristen Kibblehouse is the Community Engagement Manager for the Atlantic  White Shark  Conservancy. Kristen attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she studied marine science and aided in her university's shark research program.

This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachussetts Board of Library Commissioners


Registration is required.
Please register by 5:00 Wednesday, August 12th.
On the day of the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom login credentials.

August 15th, Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Developing Compelling Plots
with Sharon Anderson

This is a new online course from Sharon Anderson. The class is introduced by Fiona Frizzle, and will help you develop plots that answer the five W’s and the H.  Joining Fiona are a few cartoon characters, (Minions, Dudley Do-Right, Snidely Whiplash) and several others.              
Registration is required.
Please register by 5:00 Friday, August 14th.
On the day of the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom login credentials.   

Tuesday, August 18th  5:30 – 6:30 pm
 From Whaling to Whale Watching:
How marine mammals shaped the history and culture of Cape Cod National Marine Life Center
with Kathy Zagzebski 

Marine mammals have been important throughout the history of Cape Cod. From subsistence hunting to whaling to wildlife watching, ocean animals have contributed to our economy and shaped our culture. In this lecture, we will explore the history of humans and marine mammals, and discuss how people have moved from consumptive to non-consumptive uses of animals.
Kathy is the President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center in Bourne.
Previously, she worked at The Marine Mammal Center in California and the Georgia Coastal Management Program. Kathy has volunteered for a variety of marine mammal projects in California, Hawaii, North Carolina, Georgia, and Massachusetts. She graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College, and received her master’s degree from Duke University.

This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachussetts Board of Library Commissioners

 Registration is required.
Please register by 5:00 Monday, August 17th.
On the day of the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom login credentials.   

Friday, August 28th   1:00 – 2:00 pm
Insect Evolution
with Larry Dapsis
Insects are the most numerous and diverse group of animals on the planet representing over 25% of all forms of life on the planet. A series of examples will be showcased to show structural adaptions for protection including changes triggered by manmade events like pollution. There are evolutionary adaptations in behavior to enhance protection from natural enemies and to enhance predation ability…fireflies present a stunning example here.                       
Registration is required.
Please register by 5:00 Thursday, August 27th.
On the day of the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom login credentials.