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.