Thu, Dec 17 | Zoom

Virtual Talk: The Ecology of a Cape Cod Salt Marsh

Local teacher and naturalist Gil Newton will discuss the unique assemblage of plants and animals and their interactions within a local salt marsh. He will also discuss the ecological and economic importance of marshes in New England.
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Dec 17, 2020, 5:00 PM
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In this virtual talk, local teacher and naturalist Gil Newton will discuss the unique assemblage of plants and animals and their interactions within a local salt marsh. He will also discuss the ecological and economic importance of marshes in New England. This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition ED CHESNOVITCH: MAN ON THE MARSH

About Gilbert Newton 

Mr. Gilbert Newton is a Cape Cod native who has been teaching environmental and marine science at Sandwich High School and the Cape Cod Community College for many years. His classes included coastal ecology, botany, coastal zone management, and environmental technology. In 2013 he founded and became the first Director of the Sandwich STEM Academy.

He completed his graduate work in biology at Florida State University. He has also taught and continues to teach classes for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the Falmouth Academy, Bridgewater State University and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Mr. Newton designed, developed and was the Program Director for the Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP) at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy for 14 years. Gil is one of the founders of the Barnstable Land Trust and is the past president of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. He is the author of several books about the Cape's shoreline including the recent “Marine Habitats of Cape Cod” and “Mysteries of Seaweed: Questions and Answers.”

Gil Newton's books are available for purchase in the Museum Shop at CCMoA and in the Online Shop.

Here are direct links to each book description:

The Ecology of a Cape Cod Salt Marsh

Mysteries of Seaweed

Discovering The Cape Cod Shoreline

Coastal Corners of Cape Cod

Marine Habitats of Cape Cod

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