Nantucket Sound Ambassador Program

Nantucket Sound Ambassador Program

The Nantucket Sound Ambassador Program is a partnership between the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and local Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket high schools. The program is designed to engage high school students in the Cape and Island communities to promote the permanent environmental preservation of Nantucket Sound.

The goal of the program is to spread awareness about Nantucket Sound, its historic, environmental and economic values, the many threats facing Nantucket Sound’s future health and why this unique body of water needs protection. Students participating in the program would perform outreach through volunteer acts within their communities. Beach clean-ups, photos and facts about Nantucket Sound on social media, and canvassing the local community to spread awareness would provide participating ambassadors with a variety of volunteer activities. The program offers an opportunity to gain volunteer hours needed for school requirements and gather experience with a local environmental organization.

The Alliance launched this program in the fall of 2021 to involve the younger Cape and Islands generations in the education of and advocacy for the preservation of Nantucket Sound by helping to establish Nantucket Sound as a National Historic Landmark.

Click here to view photos of our beach cleanup at Popponsesset Beach in April 2022 with Mashpee High School’s Environmental Club.

These students are not just ambassadors, they are tomorrow’s stewards of a national treasure that needs the protection of those who live and work alongside and on Nantucket Sound”
– Alliance CEO and President Audra Parker

Interested students, club leaders, and faculty members should contact Kelsey Rebhan at to learn more.