Provincetown Whale Week 2017: Center for Coastal Studies

Provincetown Whale Week 2017: Center for Coastal Studies

What is Whale Week?

Each year, the Center for Coastal Studies sponsors a fun-filled week for adults and kids to raise awareness about these marvelous mammals and the important work of this Provincetown organization.

  • Dates: Sun 7/30 – Sat, 8/5
  • Where: All over Ptown
  • Cost: Free – Nominal fee

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Schedule of Events (To Date)

Here are the events so far. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Get to the Bottom Of It!

Become a junior marine biologist at this hands-on program designed for kids age 5 – 12.

Use a plankton tow to collect tiny marine creatures then take an up close and personal look under the microscope. Learn how and why the biggest animals in the ocean depend on the smallest animals to survive!

  • Dates: Mon. 7/31, – Wed, 8/2
  • Time: 9 am
  • Location: SEA Space, 333R Commercial Street (behind the Squealing Pig).
  • Cost:$3.00. Reservations recommended
Whale Week Center for Coastal Studies Provincetown

Marine Discovery Hour

This week’s theme will be WHALES of course!  Join us once or each day to learn different aspects of the world of whales.  This program is designed for kids ages 7-12, but also anyone who wants to find out more.

  • Dates: Mon. 7/25th – Thurs, 7/28
  • Time: 11 am
  • Location: SEA Space, 333R Commercial Street (behind the Squealing Pig).
  • Cost: $3.00 donation suggested. Registration not required.

Tidal Flats Exploration

Come get your feet wet and discover the secrets of the tidal flats!

Whale Week Amazing Race 3

CCS, in partnership with the Pilgrim Monument and Museum, presents a fun, family friendly version of The Amazing Race.

Teams of up to 4 people will compete in a race that takes in some of Provincetown’s iconic locations, while learning about the rich marine history of the town.

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: All over Provincetown!
  • Cost: $30.00 per team of up to 4 people. Includes admission to Pilgrim monument for entire day!
  • Registration: Registration required. Register at the CCS kiosk on MacMillian Pier on Race Day.

Lecture: Whales of Cape Cod

Build Your Own Home Made Boat  

Join us on the beach in front of the Crown and Anchor to build your own boat in preparation for the Home Made Boat Race on Thursday.  Marine debris collected throughout the year will be available for anyone to come and use for their boat. Remember all boats made only from trash score high on ingenuity points!

  • Date: Wed, 8/2
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Location: Beach behind Whaler’s Wharf
  • Cost: Free!

Home Made Boat Race 

The Home Made Boat Race highlights the issue of marine debris in our ocean. Use whatever you can to build a vessel that will get you to the finish line! Prizes will be awarded.

Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting Venture Athletics Water Sports at 508-487-9442 or Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 103. Please download your Registration form, Pledge Sheet and a copy of the Rules and Regulations.

  • Date: Thurs, 8/3 (Rain date Fri, 8/4 at 5pm)
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Location: Beach behind Whaler’s Wharf
  • Cost:$50 minimum donation to enter.

This event is sponsored by Venture Athletics Water SportsThe Crown & Anchor, and J & E Produce. Grand Prize awarded to team that raises the most amount of money to support our education programs!

Whale Games 2017

Marine themed games and competitions for kids of all ages 5-12.  Arts and crafts activities.

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: Provincetown Harbor
  • Cost: Free. Registration not required.

Whale Week is sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Office and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.