Saturday January 25, 2014    9:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST
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Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center 
501 S. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239

Driving Directions 


 ~Reservations required for Port Townsend-Coupeville Ferry (though they reserve some space for non-reserved cars).
~Mukilteo ferry runs every 30 minutes, but allow extra time in case of a line. Use "ferry cams" to check on wait lines at the link below.

For ferry schedules & information, visit the WA State Ferries website here.   

The Coupeville Middle School is on the Island Transit free bus service Route # 1 - schedule is here.
(The bus arrives at the Coupeville School a few minutes after 10 am, and leaves a few minutes before 4:30 pm).

If you are interested in car-pooling, please send an email to info@orcanetwork.org and we will try to match you up with others coming from your area.


Susan Berta and Howard Garrett 
Orca Network 


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      Coming from off-island?               Book a room at the historic         Captain Whidbey Inn on Penn Cove and get 10% off when you mention you are attending Ways of Whales!

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And join us at the Captain Whidbey Inn's tavern after the workshop for a no-host social gathering with other conference attendees and presenters. Bar/dinner menus, beer/wine available for purchase.

Coming Soon (March 2014):

         Orca Network's

Langley Whale Center!

    117 Anthes,  (2nd and Anthes), Langley            STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!           

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at Ways of Whales, or on the web here, for gifts, books, DVDs & more!

  Bronze orca pendant


Join us for Ways of Whales 2014 on Whidbey Island!

                       Saving Iconic Pacific Northwest Species ~               Southern Resident Orcas and Salmon

The 2014 Ways of Whales workshop will focus on endangered Southern Resident orcas, and the endangered salmon they depend upon for survival. The day will feature presentations by the region's top orca and salmon experts and advocates, with a panel discussion to wrap up the day.  Our hope is to begin a dialogue that will lead to effective partnerships and actions to save these species so central to the ecosystems, identity and culture of the Pacific Northwest.                 Above Photo by Captain Jim Maya, Maya's Whale Watch, San Juan Island, WA.


Workshop Schedule, Presenters and Panel Discussion:

9 - 10 am: Registration, Educational Displays, Coffee & Snacks, Silent Auction  

10 - 10:15 am:   Welcome and Introduction - Susan Berta  and Howard Garrett, Orca Network

10:15 - 10:40 am:  Howard Garrett, Orca Network - Lolita/Blackfish Updates; Introduction to a Day of Salmon and Orcas

10:40 - 11:10 am: Jim Lichatowich, Author - Salmon, People, Place

BREAK - 11:10- 11:25 am

11:25 am - 12:10 pm: Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research  -  No Fish, No Blackfish

12:10 - 1:20 - LUNCH

1:20 - 1:30 pm - Introduction of Nonprofit Organizations

1:30- 2 pm:  Florian Graner, SeaLife Productions - Salmon/orca excerpt from Beneath the Salish Sea video 

2 - 2:40 pm:  Brad Hanson, NOAA NWFSC - Seasonal  diet  patterns of SRKW: New results from satellite tagging and genetic analyses

BREAK - 2:40 - 2:55 pm

2:55 - 3:25 pm: Joseph Bogaard, Save Our Wild Salmon - Columbia Basin salmon restoration

3:25 - 4:30 pm: Panel discussion - Bringing Back the Salmon,                                                                                   with Ken Balcomb, Joseph Bogaard, Brad Hanson, Jim Lichatowich and:                                                    Lynne Barre -  NOAA Fisheries NW Region, Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery program             Jeanette Dorner - PSP Ecosystem and Salmon Recovery Program Director and Tribal Affairs               Rich Osborne - Salmon Restoration Outer Coast/Salmon Strongholds                                                             3:25 - 3:40 pm: Introductions from panelists not  presenting earlier in the day                                               3:40 - 4:30 pm:  Panel Q&A   We will accept written questions for the panel throughout the day, and select as many as we can to be answered during the Panel discussion.                      

Environmental education displays and a silent auction will be available in the lobby, and networking during breaks and lunch is encouraged.

Come early to visit the displays, take part in our Silent Auction, and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages before the workshop as well as during the breaks.

Online Registration is now CLOSED - Walk In's Welcome!

Registration fee:  $30, or $25 senior/student

Optional lunch: $10                                                                  (Baked potato Bar and Salad with veggie and meat options) 

TEACHERS:   Up to 7.5 Clock Hours available on site for this workshop through Heritage Institute instructor Chris Cunningham!