Whale Week Returns To Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN – The Center for Coastal Studies has announced the return of Whale Week in Provincetown, featuring a host of family-friendly events and activities.

The festivities start this morning with “Run the Trails for the Whales 5K,” a run through the Province Lands in the Cape Cod National Seashore beginning at 8 AM.

On Monday through Thursday at 11 AM the Marine Discovery Hour will teach children about the different aspects of the world of whales, and at 1 PM, “Get to the Bottom Of It!” will allow kids between 5 and 12 to take an up close look at some of the sea’s smallest creatures under the microscope.

Tuesday, The Center for Coastal Studies in partnership with the Pilgrim Monument and Museum, presents a fun, family friendly version of The Amazing Race, where 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.

On Wednesday interested locals or vistors can join together in in front of the Crown and Anchor to build a boat to enter into 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. All boats made only from trash score high on ingenuity points.

At 11 AM on Thursday the group will host a free lecture at the Province Lands Visitor Center titled “The Whales of Cape Cod.”

Finally, on Friday at 10 AM the week wraps up with whale games in the park with marine themed games and competitions for kids of all ages, plus arts and crafts activities.

For specifics or more information on any of the Whale Week activities, visit The Center for Coastal studies website at CoastalStudies.org.

By DAVID BEATTY, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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