Education Program

The goal of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound’s education program is to spread awareness of the importance of Nantucket Sound, its unique environmental, historic and economic values, and the need to protect it for future generations. To help achieve this goal, the Alliance introduced a virtual webinar series in the fall of 2020 – “A Celebration of Nantucket Sound” or ACONS. Each webinar focuses on an important aspect of Nantucket Sound and features an expert to discuss the topic. The monthly webinars are free and easily accessible for those interested in learning more about the unique properties of Nantucket Sound.

The Alliance has also launched the Nantucket Sound Ambassador program in the fall of 2021, to involve high school students in Cape and Islands communities. Nantucket Sound Ambassadors promote permanent environmental preservation of Nantucket Sound through grassroots advocacy, beach clean ups and social media. Students involved in the Ambassador program gain volunteer hours and experience as well as a greater appreciation of their local environment while assisting the Alliance in advocating for the preservation and protection of Nantucket Sound.

ACONS Webinar Series

ACONS is an educational webinar series designed to celebrate Nantucket Sound’s exceptional environment, robust history, and cultural importance to the Cape and Islands. These monthly webinars provide free, accessible, and fun learning opportunities for individuals and families in the safety of their own homes through Zoom. We hope that this series will culminate in a live celebration later this year.


After three years of virtual programming, the Alliance hosted its first ACONS LIVE event on Thursday, September 21 on Nantucket Sound at The Beach Club in Centerville. Lively sessions were presented throughout the day, with local experts discussing Nantucket Sound’s robust environment, tribal history, and historic value to the Cape and Islands.

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.

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