Susan Berta 
Orca Network 


Saturday January 28, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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Camp Casey Conference Center 
1276 Engle Rd.
Coupeville, WA 98239

Driving Directions & Camp Casey Map

Ferry & Transit Information

We would like to remind anyone traveling from the Olympic Peninsula that reservations are required for the Port Townsend-Keystone Ferry.
For those traveling from the east and south using the Mukilteo ferry, there are ferries every 30 minutes,       but please allow extra time in case there is a wait line at the ferry.

For ferry schedules and information, or to make reservations on the Pt.Townsend/Keystone Ferry, visit the WA State Ferries website here.  

The Camp Casey Conference Center is on the Island Transit free bus service Route # 1. The schedule can be found here.

Carpooling is encouraged, and if you would please bring your own travel mug or water bottle, we can save on using disposable paper products - thank you!

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!

COMING FROM OFF ISLAND? SPEND FRIDAY and/or SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC CAPTAIN WHIDBEY INN, and RECEIVE a 20% 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


       Orcas in Our Midst, volume 3, by Howard Garrett

WORKSHOP SPECIAL - $5 each             Orcas in Our Midst Volume 3      Residents and Transients - How Did That Happen?  

by Howard Garrett, Orca Network

Ways of Whales Workshop Saturday January 28, 2012                                               Camp Casey Conference Center, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA

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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 HERE for easy online registration ~

 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.

Southern Resident orcas, Bush Pt, July 13, 2009          Ways of Whales - Saturday January 28, 2012                9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Teachers: 6.5 Clock hours are available for this workshop!

~ Shifting trends in orca captivity                                                                                                Howard Garrett, Orca Network, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA

~ "Come Home Lolita" sing-along                                                                                                      Vern Olson and friends, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA

 ~ Using DTAGs to study acoustics and behavior of Southern Resident killer whales                                                                                                                            Candice Emmons, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA   

~ Endangered feces: How southern resident killer whale scat samples give scientists critical health and population data on this endangered population.                                                                                                                                                     Jessica Lundin, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  

~Ships, Spills, and Cetaceans: Why You Should Care About Coal Export from Washington's Coast
Matt Krogh & Lindsay Taylor, North Sound Baykeeper Team, Bellingham, WA
                                                                                                                                                                                              ~ Fin Whale Seismology                                                                                                                                   William Wilcock, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


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. 20, or on an as-available basis after this date).

Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check. If you experience any problems with Paypal, please contact us at for an alternate payment option.

REFUNDS: Full refunds for cancellations will be given if cancellation is by January 21st.  Should the workshop have to be cancelled due to bad weather (which we are having now, so it should be NICE by the 28th!), the workshop will be re-scheduled, and you will be given the choice for a refund or to have your payment applied to the new date for the workshop.

Lunch will be Meat or Vegetarian Spaghetti, with garlic bread, vegetable, Caesar salad, fresh fruit, warm apple crisp and beverage. We recommend purchasing lunch at the workshop site, as it 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 HERE or 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.

Register NowGray whale eye, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mar. 5 by Susan Berta

(NOTE: If you are paying via paypal & your   payment doesn't go through, please email us at for alternate payment instructions)

We hope to see you there!

Howard & Susan,                      Orca Network          360.678.3451