“Killer Whale Tales”
to Arrive at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

The series of programs will be presented February 11 and 12

Newport, Oregon – The Oregon Coast Aquarium will present “Killer Whale Tales,” a program about Orcas, to students and the general public February 11 and 12. Lincoln County public schools may attend at no cost Friday, February 11 and the general public may attend the program for no extra charge after regular admission Saturday, February 12. Due to limited seating, advanced reservations are required for the programs by calling (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301, Monday through Friday.

Killer Whale of the Pacific Ocean
Orcinus orca move silently through the dark waters off our coast and most Oregonians probably don’t know it. Orcas, more commonly known as killer whales, are more often associated with Arctic waters, but scientists are taking a profound interest in the southern resident pods that live just off the Oregon coast part of the year.

The Aquarium education department is working with “Killer Whale Tales,” a Seattle based nonprofit organization that brings current research on Orcas to classrooms throughout the Pacific Northwest. The program combines storytelling with science activities that challenge students’ critical thinking skills and focuses on conservation of southern resident killer whales.

“Killer Whale Tales” will provide programs to Lincoln County schools from February 7 - 18, with two special programs at the Aquarium:

Killer Whale Tales School Day, Friday, February 11: Public schools and home school programs are invited to attend either a morning or afternoon program, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Due to a generous donation, Lincoln County public school students can attend the program and Aquarium visit at no cost. For all others, the program is included in the price of regular admission and includes Orca science activities, a copy of a field guide to Orcas, and a self-guided tour of the Aquarium. Lincoln County schools interested in hosting the program at their schools can contact Killer Whale Tales directly at 206-932-6722. This is the first time Killer Whale Tales has visited Oregon.

Killer Whale Tales Family Day, Saturday, February 12: Children of all ages, along with their parents or guardians, are invited to attend the storytelling program and Orca-related displays free with regular admission to the Aquarium. Times are 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Source: Press Release

PS. Check out this wonderful article about Whale Watching

Copyright  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact  |   Shopping