Local Organizations Partner with Falmouth School to Offer Unique Summer Program

FALMOUTH – Six local organization are partnering this summer to provide a unique program for Cape Cod students.

Inspired by Nature is a summer camp collaboration between the Cape Conservatory, Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth Schools, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Bourne Farm.

Students between 9 and 12 years of age and teachers will spend a day at each location.

“Inspired by Nature offers a unique opportunity for theConservatoryto collaborate with five dynamic organizations inFalmouth,” said Stephanie Weaver, Executive Director of theCapeConservatory.“Although our offerings are quite different, we are unitedby the common themes we find in nature and the world around us. Whether it’s through music, marine science, botany, or visual arts, we want to excite the next generation oflearners about the fascinating world around us.”

Guided by teachers and local experts, students in the Inspired by Nature program will spend one day with each of the host organizations, exploring the important concept of “progression” and how it influences science, technology, art, music, history—every part of our daily existence. Progression focuses on the continuous growth and development of the natural world around us; how things pastboth form and inform those of the present and future. Through special projects andadventures,students will discover how the concept of progression applies to the environmental, artistic, andcultural spheres.

The program runs from June 25-29. To register contact the Cape Conservatory at 508-540-0611 or visit capeconservatory.org.


Monday, Bourne Farm: Students will explore how a seed progresses into a plant, how an egg progresses into a bird, and how nature is constantly changing around us.They will get their hands dirty and their feet wet as they discover the progress of nature in the early summer.

Tuesday, Falmouth Art Center: Students will discover artists who work in progression, designing a series based on their interests. Participants will also begin a collaborative piece that will be displayed at the Falmouth Art Center, encouraging viewer participation as it evolves to completion.

Wednesday, Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green:Students will examine the progress, development, and evolution of the town of Falmouth; its history, businesses, and people that helped grow and shape the town to make it emerge.

Thursday,NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Woods Hole Sea Grant:Focusing on the progression of oceanographic sampling and the dynamic marine environment over time, students will take part in fun hands-on activities held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Exhibit Center.

Friday,CapeConservatory:Students will explore the progression of music, starting with the songs of our most ancient ancestors and progressing through the rock and pop music we enjoy today. Participants will work together to compose their very own original piece of music!

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