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Gilbert Newton

Mr. Gilbert Newton is a Cape Cod native who has been teaching environmental and marine science at Sandwich High School and the Cape Cod Community College for many years. His classes included coastal ecology, botany, coastal zone management, and environmental technology. In 2013 he founded and became the first Director of the Sandwich STEM Academy. 

He completed his graduate work in biology at Florida State University. He has also taught and continues to teach classes for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the Falmouth Academy, Bridgewater State University and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Mr. Newton designed, developed and was the Program Director for the Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP) at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy for 14 years. Gil is one of the founders of the Barnstable Land Trust and is the past president of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. He is the author of several books about the Cape's shoreline including the recent “Marine Habitats of Cape Cod” and “Mysteries of Seaweed: Questions and Answers.”