Residents and visitors are drawn to Cape Cod for its aquatic resources. Yet increasing population density and our changing climate threaten the aesthetic, economic, recreational, and ecological values of the Cape’s waters and the land along with them. This year, the DCLT, under the direction of Land Manager and Staff Scientist, Dr. Dave Fryxell, began a program at the Dennis Yarmouth High School with teachers, Carl DePuy (Ecology and Horticulture) and Adam Cutler (Chemistry) to teach students about the importance of maintaining healthy water quality, and protecting ecologically sensitive lands on Cape Cod.  The program includes lectures, independent studies, field and classroom experiments, a science fair, and for some students, hands-on field work. This program will yield a variety of benefits for the DCLT, the town, local students, and nature itself.