The goal of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension marine programs is to establish, develop and carry out education programs in marine resource development, to assist with problems concerning coastal industries and the management of coastal resources, and to transfer technological innovations, educational and informational materials to public officials, educators, and marine users groups.
The Extension deer tick project works to prevent tick borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis via education, surveillance and deer tick intervention on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The mission of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is to improve the health and well-being of youth, families and communities; conserve and enhance natural and marine resources; and strengthen agriculture and food systems. Extension links the Massachusetts land grant university with a larger community of people to address issues of fundamental importance to the people of Barnstable County.
It’s been a 100 years since the Smith-Lever Act was signed and Extension joined county government! Watch the video we made to celebrate.
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