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Private Organizations

Town of Brewster: Private Organizations

Brewster Conservation Trust
Cape Cod Bird Club
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Cape Cod Sea Camps Centers for Learning and Living
Special Programs in Nature (SPIN)

P.O. Box 268
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 896-3207

FAX: Not available.

E-MAIL: Not available.

WWW: Not available.

CONTACT: Peter Johnson

HOURS: No office hours. Call for information.

A private nonprofit land trust accepting land donations and gifts to preserve open space in the Town of Brewster. Owns and/or maintains 561 acres of conservation land. A member of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Annual meeting in August.

PUBLICATIONS: Brewster Conservation Trust newsletter twice yearly to members.

OTHER INFORMATION: Annual membership fees by sliding scale from individual to family. Membership by land donation also.

KEYWORDS: Brewster, Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Wetlands, Wildlife

c/o Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 398-9484 (Silverstein)

FAX: Not available.

E-MAIL: Not available.


Diane Silverstein, President
Ginie Page, Vice President

HOURS: No office hours. Call for information.

The Cape Cod Bird Club fosters and promotes the knowledge, development, protection, and conservation of the bird life and natural resources of Cape Cod. The Club has approximately 500 members. Meetings are the second Monday of each month, September-May, at 7:30 PM at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

PUBLICATIONS: Bi-monthly newsletter; "Cape Cod Bird Checklist" (75 cents); "Birding Cape Cod" (1995 publication with Massachusetts Audubon, newly revised and expanded).

OTHER INFORMATION: Annual membership: $10 Individual, $15 Family.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Monthly meetings with speakers, slides, demonstrations, exhibits. Four to six local birdwalks per month. June Breeding Bird Census, December Lake and Pond Waterfowl Survey, The Christmas Bird Count, Annual Feeder Bird Census.

KEYWORDS: Barnstable County, Birds, Conservation, Natural Habitats, Wildlife

869 Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 896-3867

FAX: (508) 896-8844



CONTACT: Robert F. Dwyer, Executive Director

- June 1-September 30: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., every day
- October 1-March 31: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday
- April 1-May 31: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is dedicated to educating children and adults in understanding and appreciating the natural history of this special environment. Set on over 300 acres within the historic and scenic Stony Brook Valley of Brewster, abutting Cape Cod Bay, the museum contains an aquarium with some 65 indigenous salt- and fresh-water marine animals; informative exhibits on whales and coastal change; mounted birds and mammals; native archeological discoveries; a natural history library and a gift shop. Three nature trails meander along pond, ocean, salt marsh and woodland habitats, allowing visitors to enjoy typical Cape Cod settings on either self- or naturalist-guided walks.

PUBLICATIONS: Newsletter and calendar.

OTHER INFORMATION: Annual membership levels: $35-$1,000. Admission is free to members; non-members: $8 adults and children 13 and up; 65 years and over, $7; ages 3-12, $3.50; under age 3, free.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: KidSummer nature day programs, Mudflat Mania, field walks, school vacation week programs, live animal programs, lecture series, courses, continuing education for teachers.

KEYWORDS: Aquariums And Museums, Birds, Brewster, Educational Services For Adults, Educational Services For Children, Educational Services For Young Adults, Education and Continuing Education For Adults, Natural Habitats, Natural History, Archaeology, Nature Trails

P.O. Box 1880
Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631-0062

PHONE: (508) 896-3451

FAX: (508) 896-8272



CONTACT: Cheryl Kimberley, Manager

HOURS: 9:00-4:30 Monday-Friday

CCSC provides schools and organizations with lodging and food services for the observation and study of the environments and habitats of Cape Cod on their 48 acres. Accommodations and meal plans made affordable so school groups from all over New England return each year. Groups typically stay at CCSC while they tour Cape Cod, go whale watching, or study the local marine environment.

PUBLICATIONS: No publications.

OTHER INFORMATION: Camp fees depend on accommodations, meal plans, and length of stay. Call for information.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: CCSC helps any group design their own program utilizing the Capes' resources.

KEYWORDS: Brewster, Coastal Recreation, Educational Services For Children, Natural Habitats, Tourism, Accommodations, Field Trip Center

33 D Frederick Court
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 896-9877

FAX: Not available.

E-MAIL: Not available.

WWW: Not available.

CONTACT: Lee Roscoe, Program Director

HOURS: No set hours (call for information)

SPIN is a nature consultancy which creates original and holistic programs for all ages (with a special focus on elementary school and adults) teaching the community of whole habitats - linking habitats with each other and with the seasons; linking nature with history. SPIN also teaches the modular pieces of natural history - birds, botany, bugs, et al. SPIN's indoor/outdoor classroom and field trip programs interact with the environment, using the arts as well as the sciences to create an exciting living experience of nature.

PUBLICATIONS: "The Comfort of Herbs" and "Dreaming Monomoy's Past, Walking its Present"

OTHER INFORMATION: Call for program and publication fees.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: SPIN designs on-demand programs, subject of your choice. Any age or size of group; any Cape location.

KEYWORDS: Education

Town Departments

Town of Brewster: Town Departments

Conservation Commission
Department of Natural Resources
Health Department

Town of Brewster
Conservation Commission

Town Offices, 2198 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 896-3701, Ext. 135

FAX: (508) 896-8089



CONTACT: Lori Macdonald, Conservation Administrator

HOURS: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday

The conservation commission is made up of seven appointed volunteers to administer and enforce the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, administer local protection bylaws, manage open space land, develop open space plans(develop conservation restrictions), develop and implement coastal erosion programs, environmental planning, and other conservation programs, advise town agencies on resource protection, participate in agriculture preservation and educate local citizens. Map and trail guides are available on request.

KEYWORDS: Biology, Birds, Brewster, Coastal Ponds, Commercial Fisheries, Conservation, Educational Services For General Public, Engineering, Erosion, Land Conservation, Land Trusts, Mosquito Control, Natural Habitats, Natural History, Recreational Fisheries, Regulatory Enforcement and Information, Shellfisheries, Tourism, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Wetlands, Wildlife

Town of Brewster
Dept. of Natural Resources

Town Offices, 2198 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 896-3701

FAX: (508) 896-6923



CONTACT: Chris Miller, Director

HOURS: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday

The Department of Natural Resources enforces the rules and regulations of hunting, fishing, shellfishing, and Wetlands Protection Acts in the town. The Department deals with marshland, docks, illegal dumping, driving of recreational vehicles, parking and driving on the beach, and wildlife management programs. The Department is involved in shellfish management and propagation, environmental monitoring and planning. Fees for shellfish licenses are collected by the Department.

KEYWORDS: Aquaculture, Brewster, Coastal Management and Planning, Coastal Ponds, Health, Regulatory Enforcement And Information, Shellfisheries, Water Pollution, Water Resources

Town of Brewster
Health Department

Town Offices, 2198 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631

PHONE: (508) 896-3701, ext. 120

FAX: (508) 896-8089



CONTACT: Nancy Ellis Ice, Health Director

HOURS: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday

The Board of Health enforces the Massachusetts General Laws, the state Sanitary Code, the state Environmental Code, and local health regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the location, construction and repair of septic systems, hazardous material storage and disposal, solid waste disposal, bathing water quality, private water supplies, private wells, and non- community public water supplies. The board regulates the use of pesticides/herbicides. The Board also sponsors local Hazardous Waste Collection Days.

KEYWORDS: Health, Brewster, Regulatory Enforcement and Information, Waste Disposal and Treatment, Water Quality, Water Pollution


Town of Brewster: Schools

Homeward Bound Wildnerness Program
Mary Louise and Ruth Eddy Elementary School
Stony Brook Elementary School
Latham School

Homeward Bound Wilderness Program (State/Vendor)
456 Flax Pond Road, Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-9700
(508) 896-1148-FAX
WWW: Not available.
Facility Director: Robert A. Long
Commissioner: Jane E. Tewksbury

Mary Louise and Ruth Eddy Elementary School (Public)
2298 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-4531
(508) 896-4529-FAX
Principal: Paul Bradstreet
Librarian: Anne Moore
Science Dept. Coord.: Lorraine Johnson

Stony Brook Elementary School (Public)
348 Underpass Road, Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-4545
(508) 896-4081-FAX
Principal: Margaret Cruckshank
Librarian: Karen MacDonald
Science Dept. Coord.: Charlie McKendree

Latham School (Private)
Route 6A, P.O. Box 1879, Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-5755
(508) 896-6782-FAX
Principal: Darcie Fristoe
Science Dept. Coord.:

Last updated: January 14, 2015

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