Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is the education department for Barnstable County.
CCCE educates the public on topics as diverse as deer ticks to water
quality and much, much more. CCCE is part of national educational
system, developed to convey research-based knowledge from Land Grant Universities (in CCCE's case, UMASS Amherst), to the general public. This national outreach system was mandated by the Smith-Lever Act in Congress in 1914.
Educational programs focus on agriculture, marine resources,
horticulture, aquaculture, natural resources, water quality, recycling,
household hazardous waste, nutrition, food safety, youth development and
environmental education issues facing the county.