January 23, 2016           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/recommended for Port Townsend-Coupeville Ferry and San Juan Island/Anacortes ferries (though they reserve some space for non-reserved cars).                                   NOTE: There are tidal cancellations on the Coupeville to Port Townsend Ferry for the 7:30 PM and 9:10 PM  ferries, BUT there IS A 9:15 PM ferry added to the schedule.                                RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!

~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.                                           ~Whidbey Island is also connected to the mainland via the Deception Pass Bridge at the north end of the Island.

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

Sadly  Island Transit has CANCELLED SATURDAY BUS SERVICE on Whidbey Island.

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 

     THANK YOU to our SPONSOR  the Captain Whidbey Inn

     Coming from off-island?       Book a room at the historic Captain Whidbey Inn on Penn Cove and get 15% off when you mention you are attending Ways of Whales!

Captain Whidbey Inn Logo  Make your reservation now!

          JOIN US AFTER THE WORKSHOP                     at the  CAPTAIN WHIDBEY Lounge           for a post-workshop no-host social time, drinks and eats 

        Visit Orca Network's           Langley Whale Center Gift Shop at Ways of Whales, or on the web here, for gifts, books, DVDs & more!

            And Available NOW -                  FRAGILE WATERS DVDs!               

Buy your copy at the Ways of Whales workshop, or from our Orca Network/Whale Center webshop.

Thanks for Supporting Orca Network     and helping us help the whales ~ 


Join us for Ways of Whales 2016 on Whidbey Island!

Don't miss our 2016 Ways of Whales workshop Saturday, January 23rd, 2016                          

Photo by Jill Hein, Orca Network


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WORKSHOP ~             but we have room for a limited number of Walk-in Registrants;     AND the event is being LIVE-STREAMED, by going to this link.

Workshop Schedule:

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

10 am - 10:15 am:   Introduction, Welcome - Howard Garrett & Susan Berta, Orca Network                                         The Great Salish Sea song, Dana Lyons 

10:15 - 11 am: Lolita/Tokitae Campaign and Legal Update,                                        Howard Garrett, Orca Network

11 - 11:15 am: BREAK  - Visit displays, bid on silent auction

11:15 - 12:05 pm: Not so Transient after all - Transient Killer Whale Use of the Salish Sea,       Juliana Houghton, Emerging Leaders in Science & Society

12:05 - 1:20 pm: LUNCH - in School Commons, Networking, Visit displays, Silent Auction

1:20 - 1:30 pm: Meet the people who work on behalf of the Salish Sea! Intro of nonprofits

1:30 - 2:30 pm: North Pacific Humpback Whales - Past, Present & Future,                                                                           Fred Sharpe, Ph.D,   Alaska Whale Foundation

2:30 - 2:50 pm:  Humpback Whales of the Salish Sea - Cascadia Research Update,               John Calamokidis, Cascadia Research   

2:50 -  3:10 pm: BREAK - Last chance to visit displays, bid on Silent Auction

3:10 - 4 pm:  Center for Whale Research: 40 Years of Research, and Things to Come,             Dr. Deborah Giles, Center for Whale Research                                                      

4 - 4:30 pm: Treaty Talks: Paddling up the Columbia River for People and Salmon 


Photo by Jill Hein, Orca Network

Click here to Register!

Registration fee:  $35, or $25 senior/student                        Optional lunch: $10 (or bring a sack lunch and join us in the cafeteria)

LUNCH is a BAKED POTATO BAR, with Chili topping (regular); or Roated Veggie topping (with or without cheese, for Vegetarian and Vegan option), salad, and lemonade. 

Arrive early to visit educational displays and network while you enjoy coffee and morning snacks.  

A no-host post-workshop gathering will be held at the Captain Whidbey Inn Lounge beginning at ~5 pm. Join us for drinks and eats and networking, while discussing what we learned from the workshop. 

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

         and on Sunday, January 24th join us at our                   Langley Whale Center for Self-Guided tours and a special encore  presentation on Humpback whales by Fred Sharpe at 4 pm

                           115 Anthes, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA                              Open 11 am - 5 pm,  Thursday through Sunday


We look forward to seeing you at the workshop - 

Please check back for updated information, and contact Orca Network with any questions at info@orcanetwork.org or 360-331-3543