Peter Trull holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has been involved in marine research since 1976. He directed Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Coastal Seabird Program from 1976 to 1986 during which time he conducted research on the market trapping of Common Terns and a diversity of shorebird species in Guyana, South America in 1980 and 1982.
He has made over 2000 Whale Watching trips related to education and population studies of Humpback Whales under the auspices of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies since 1992. He was Education Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, as well as the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and presently teaches 7th Grade Science at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Harwich MA.
He has written five books related to Cape Cod Natural History. He has loved and studied birds since he was a boy.
After completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst C. Diane Boretos, began her career in natural resource protection in 1981 as a Conservation Commission member in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
She served as the Conservation Administrator in Barnstable during its rapid development in the mid 1980s, implementing the state Wetlands Protection Act Regulations, and the local Wetlands Protection By Law. Diane was an Assistant District Coordinator for Vermont’s Land Use Plan, Act 250, which regulated projects such as ski resort expansions, black bear habitant protection, water supply withdrawal wells and sub-division projects.
For six years Diane was a wetland biologist with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Wetlands where she specialized in the wildlife habitat regulations, under the state Wetland Protection Act Regulations 310CMR 10.00. She has provided expert testimony on behalf of towns and states on wetland and wildlife issues and has authored numerous articles on wetlands and wildlife.
She is co-author of Stackpole Books’s Bird Tracks and Sign and editor of Wetlands by Paul Rezendes. She has extensive experience dealing with protection of endangered species under state and federal regulations. Diane has been tracking wildlife in New England and in the Rocky Mountains for 15 years and has studied with master trackers such as Jim Halfpenny and Paul Rezendes.
Diane teaches wildlife tracking programs for adults throughout New England. She is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist and the principal biologist and founder of Call of the Wild Consulting and Environmental Services.
Itinerary includes tracking and interactive talks about birds, whales and mammals of Cape Cod. The weekend will include great food, cocktails, and two nights at the luxurious historic Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn located in the heart of town.
Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis is originally from Massachusetts but comes back to us from California where she lived for 5 years working in the wildlife rehabilitation and avian conservation fields. Stephanie brings with her an enthusiasm and passion for wildlife conservation combined with years of rehabilitation, outreach and management skills.
She was Director of Animal Care at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA where she developed veterinary protocol for 4,000 animals annually. She also worked at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory as the Outreach Director and served on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, CA.
Prior to her move to California, Stephanie graduated from UMass Boston with a BS in Psychology and BioBehavior and an AA in Business Management. After graduating, she worked for the New England Wildlife Center as an Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator and then joined the staff of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary as a Seasonal Ornithologist where she led birding and nature trips and taught a series of avian related classes.
Stephanie is particularly excited about raising awareness and enthusiasm about Wild Care’s mission and the incredible work Wild Care does for native wildlife. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys local microbrews, reading, and exploring natural areas. Look for Stephanie on Cape Cod this summer searching for birds and other wildlife.