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Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, Highfield Hall & Gardens will be closed for public visitation until May 1st. We have also postponed all March & April classes and programs. New times & dates TBA. If you have registered for a class or program, we will contact you directly with information regarding the new date/time.

Highfield continues “LOOKING UP” in our new environmental science lecture series for Spring 2020.

Highfield Hall & Gardens proudly welcomes the Cape Cod community to gather for our new science lectures on topics that have us “looking up,” and learning about trees, birds, and the stars that surround us. The talks are suitable for people of ALL ages. 

Please join Geoff McLean, a NASA Solar System Ambassador and a Lead Night Sky Ranger with The Last Green Valley, to learn about and discuss the subject of light pollution, it’s affects on humans and animals, and how to prevent it using inexpensive and money savings techniques and replacement lighting. This talk will be of special interest to Scouts, and youth in general!

Geoff McLean is a former naval officer, and engineer who worked for several defense contractors. In 2009 his daughter was awarded a five-day trip via the Girl Scouts USA to Goddard Space Flight Center. As part of the deal she had to establish an astronomy outreach program and Geoff, being an avid space enthusiast, joined with her to created the Eastern Connecticut Girl Scout Astronomy Club. Since then he has become intensely involved with GSOFCT and conducted hundred of observing sessions and presentation for girls of all ages. He is now a co-leader of the first ever Girl Scout Astronomy Troop. He has been a Boy Scout Astronomy Counselor for three years . He is now a NASA Solar System Ambassador and a Lead Night Sky Ranger with The Last Green Valley where he is heavily involved in educating the public and government officials on the subject of light pollution. Geoff has been a volunteer ranger with TLGV for 5 years.

Lectures are FREE for members & $5 for non-members. 

Get involved in the conversation!
Register online today or call 508-495-1878 ext. 2


Complete Science Series:

Wednesday, March 11, 5 pm – 6 pm, Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Natural Solutions for a Changing Climate, presented by Wayne S. Walker, Ph.D., Associate Scientist & Carbon Program Director at Woods Hole Research Center
Wednesday, April 22, 5 pm – 6 pm, Harbingers of Change: 50 Years and more of Bird Migration, presented by Trevor L. Lloyd-Evans, Senior Staff Biologist, Manomet–Leader in Environmental Research.
Wednesday, May 20, 5 pm – 6 pm, Insights from Novel Research Organisms: From Crustacean Limbs to the Beauty of Butterflies, presented by Nipam Patel, Ph.D., Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and a Professor at the University of Chicago.

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