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Welcome the Whales Day in Langley April 20
We are really excited for our April 20th Welcome the Whales Parade and festival in Langley, Whidbey Island, WA!!
After the Whale parade (which we hope you will be in, dressed as your favorite critter~or playing drums to provide some rhythm for us to walk to!), we will gather at Whale Bell/SeaWall Park, for a blessing by Windwalker Taibi, some Dances of Universal Peace, and are now excited to announce that Rainey will be performing her songs Mother Earth is Still Alive and Water ~ we have a feeling the whales will join us in this wonderful celebration, and hope you join us too!
Parade staging begins at 1 pm at Anthes & 2nd Street, parade is at 1:30, with the celebration in the park immediately after. Then at 3 pm, Dr. Sue Moore of NOAA Fisheries will give a presentation at the Methodist church on Gray Whales As Sentinels of Climate Change ~ see you there!
Go here to find other Earth and Ocean Month activities taking place throughout April.
SORRY, THE WHALE WATCH IS SOLD OUT,
but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the waiting list.
Gray Whale Watch registration
and info link for April 21st gray whale watch from Langley
Presentation at 3 pm, Sat. April 20, Langley Methodist Church
Gray Whales As Sentinels of Climate Change:
Dr. Sue Moore is a biological oceanographer with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology. She has 35 years of research experience focused on the ecology, bioacoustics, and natural history of whales and dolphins, with much of her work directed toward cetaceans in the Pacific arctic region. Sue served as chair of the Environmental Concerns Working Group of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee from 2008-2012, and is currently on science steering and advisory committees for the US Marine Mammal Commission, the North Slope Science Initiative, the North Slope Borough Shell Baselines Studies project, and the Arctic Council/CAFF Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Group. Sue has long held a particular interest in bowhead and gray whale behavioral ecology and will provide a presentation entitled Gray Whales as Sentinels of Climate Change, describing whale responses to recent climate perturbations in North Pacific and Arctic seas.
You can celebrate the arrival of Gray whales with a beautiful "Welcome the Whales" flags for your home, garden or business, featuring an illustration by Freeland artist Mary Jo Oxrieder of our favorite whale "Patch." Buy and hang your flag (or wear it in the parade) to help us Welcome the Whales to Whidbey! Flags are available for purchase on the Orca Network Shopping Page, and will also be available for sale during the festival.
For more information, contact Orca Network at 1-866-672-2638 or email@example.com.
Photos and videos of the JANUARY 26, 2013 - WAYS OF WHALES WORKSHOP are HERE.