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Susan Berta 
Orca Network 
360 6783451 


Saturday January 29, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center 
501 So. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239

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Ways of Whales workshop

So. Resident breach, by Jill Hein

Do you love whales?

Are you a naturalist, researcher, educator, or someone who thrills at seeing whales and wants to learn more about these amazing beings that live in the Salish Sea and beyond?

Then this workshop is for you!

Click button at the bottom for easy online registration~

J pod, Mutiny Bay, Whidbey Island Dec. 2009, Howard Garrett

Orca Network invites you to join us at our annual workshop about the wonders of Pacific Northwest Whales, the threats to their habitats and health, and the research being conducted to learn more about the diverse species of whales in our region and protect them for future generations.

This year's workshop includes presentations by:                                                               ~John Calambokidis of Cascadia Research - The latest research on Blues, Grays, and Humpbacks, an update on the appearance of unusual cetaceans in Puget Sound in recent years, and more.                                                                                                                        ~Brad Hanson, NOAA Fisheries NWFSC - Satellite tagging of orcas and other species               ~Monika Wieland - Calls of the Southern Residents - learn how to speak the local orca dialect!   ~Suzanne Chisholm of Mountainside Films will update us on their documentary Saving Luna/The Whale, and talk about how Luna's story could help Morgan, a young, solo orca now at a dolphinarium in the Netherlands after being found alone and in failing health.                      ~Carol Ray - an update on the tragic situation with Tillikum the orca at Sea World Orlando, and a behind-the-scene look at the marine park industry and its effects on orcas.                                  and much more (check back for updates as we have more in the works)!                 

Environmental education displays and materials will be available throughout the day as well.

Cost of the workshop is $25, and lunch is available for purchase for an additional $10 (for those who pre-register by Jan. 25) . Lunch choices are a Turkey/cranberry wrap or a Veggie wrap, with oriental cole slaw, cookie, and lemondade. Lunch at the workshop site allows more time for visiting educational displays, networking, and meeting presenters and other workshop participants. Snacks and beverages are also provided during the morning and afternoon breaks.

REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THE REGISTER NOW BUTTON BELOW, and don't miss out on this educational and entertaining event!

More information can be found on our website by clicking here, or by contacting Orca Network at or calling 360-678-3451.

COMING FROM OFF ISLAND?                                                                                               SPEND FRIDAY and/or SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC CAPTAIN WHIDBEY INN, and RECEIVE a 15% DISCOUNT on your stay when you mention you are attending our Ways of Whales workshop! 

JOIN US SATURDAY EVENING for a no-host AFTER WORKSHOP SOCIAL at the CAPTAIN WHIDBEY INN LOUNGE at 5 pm, where we can talk about what we learned and meet some of the day's presenters. 

For more information about the Captain Whidbey Inn, or to reserve a room, click here , or conctact them at or 1-800-366-4097.

Captain Whidbey Inn, Coupeville

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We hope to see you there!

Howard & Susan,                Orca Network