Archive 2003


Campus Provincetown: Campus Provincetown (CP) is a consortium of non-profit arts and science organizations who believe that educational offerings in the off-season can stimulate the local economy by increasing direct spending in the town and providing employment opportunities to Cape-based artists, writers and scientists. Off-season economic, cultural, and educational development are promoted through a combination of credit and non-credit classes. Partners in CP involve most of the arts, environmental, and civic organizations in Provincetown.


Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation: A proactive approach to energy efficiency and community electricity aggregation led Self-Reliance to found the Green Citizens Energy Project in 1999. This program has become active in a variety of areas relating to renewable energy education. With recent funding from the Massachusetts’s Renewable energy Trust to fund the installation of up to 100 one-kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic systems, Self-Reliance is expanding its education and outreach component.


Barnstable High School: Students as Technology Leaders (SaTL) trains students in the area of computer technology. Students are directly involved in the implementation and utilization of technology by Barnstable Schools and non-profit partners. Students equip and train administrative and teaching staff, students and employees. Students engage in community service projects involving wiring and networking, computer building, and technology training for Barnstable schools and for partner non-profits such as the Duffy Medical Clinic, Chabat Jewish Center School, Barnstable Senior Center, Child Care of Cape Cod and Nauset, Inc.. Students also work towards certification in A+, Windows NT, CCNA, Microsoft Networking Essentials, and EMC.


Academy of Performing Arts: Access to the Arts Initiative (AAI) is a multifaceted regional program connecting art to the task of learning in grades K-12 across all disciplines. Arts methods and arts programs are integrated into core academic programs to impact multiple intelligence learning. AAI has four programs: school community programs, after-school on-site options, young artist scholarships, and professional development services for teachers. These programs provide standards-based educational opportunities for connecting the arts to student successes, and providing educational resources for teachers.


Cape Cod Astronomical Foundation: Dennis-Yarmouth High School and the Cape Cod Astronomical Foundation are collaborating to construct an obsersvatory on the grounds of D-Y High School. The observatory will be owned and maintained by D-Y High School. CCAF will own, maintain and upgrade the observatory’s equipment. Funding is in support of the purchase of an electronic image-sensing camera. Images will be converted into digital format and transmitted to computer monitors in a nearby viewing room for student viewing. Images thus obtained can be archived for use later as part of daytime school studies. Observatory will provide students an enhanced learning experience and the opportunity to acquire new technology skills involving sophisticated instrumentation, and data acquisition, analysis and interpretation.


Cape Cod Cooperative Extension: Nitrogen loading to our estuaries from sources on land is one of the most important environmental problems on Cape Cod. The broad objective of the study is to identify the sources and sinks of nitrogen in local estuaries and to compare areas with and without significant shellfish populations. This analysis will serve as the basis for an estimated nitrogen budget for a local estuary that will characterize the distribution and fate of nitrogen associated with bivalve metabolism under different growing conditions. Information derived from the study can help towns manage shellfish resources not only to optimize shellfish stocks but also to maintain shellfish resources to assist in mitigating nitrogen loading from land-based sources.


Association to Preserve Cape Cod: Funds were awarded to The Business Roundtable of APCC to hire a consultant/community organizer to work with town officials, civic groups and concerned citizens to identify and advocate for needed bylaw changes in Cape Cod towns to help towns deal with growth management issues. To protect natural resource areas and offset growth in activity centers, bylaws will be examined to see how they might be adapted to promote downzoning and clustering of residential subdivisions and also reduce commercial sprawl.


Association to Preserve Cape Cod: To address the critical lack of wastewater infrastructure on Cape Cod The Business Roundtable intends to hire a consultant to analyze the potential structure and functions of a regional entity charged with overseeing wasterwater infrastructure and to evaluate funding strategies for infrastructure projects.


Wastewater Implementation Committee: The Wastewater Implementation Committee (WIC) is an advisory committee to Barnstable County. The WIC serves as a regional forum on wastewater issues and promotes the sharing of information. It also helps coordinate how towns, the county and the state interact on wastewater issues. Funds will be used to develop wastewater management district case studies with “on the ground” examples of how districts might be managed.


Cape Cod Community College: Funds will be used to purchase equipment and technology for a renovated eight-bed nursing laboratory. The Nursing Learning Resource Center will expand the college’s capacity to prepare nurses for the workplace and will strengthen partnerships the college has with healthcare providers. The funds will help the college to bring more individuals into the nursing profession and allow others to enhance their present careers through professional advancement.