Meet Dennis Minsky
Dennis Minsky's career as a field biologist began on Cape Cod in 1974, at Cape Cod National Seashore, where he assisted in the development and execution of a program of research and protection for nesting seabirds. He continued his involvement in the Park Service with a season (1979) of work with the South Florida Research Center, conducting faunal and floral inventories and fire ecology studies in Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress Preserve and doing some census work in Florida Bay and the Florida Keys.
In 1980 he moved to southern California, where he was engaged in coastal and marine surveys and studies for various state and federal agencies from Santa Barbara to Baja California, and also earned a master's degree in Biology.
In 1985 he began developing and teaching a program of Environmental Science at a middle school in New Jersey, with an emphasis on the Hudson River ecosystem; he continued this for 20 years. Beginning in 2008 he returned to a seasonal position with the Park Service, working with shorebirds and terns.
Minsky first was associated with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies in 1995, and has been educating people about whales and the ocean ecosystem ever since. He has been a resident of Provincetown since 1968 and returned fulltime in 2005. Since then he has been active in the Provincetown Conservation Commission, the Open Space Committee (currently the chair of both), the Community Preservation Committee, and the Provincetown Conservation Trust.