January 25, 2020           10:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST
(registration 9:00 to 10:00 AM)

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

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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).                                                             

~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.

~ Add or view carpooling options here 


Cindy Hansen 
Orca Network 

the Captain Whidbey Inn

Captain Whidbey Inn

Coming from off-island? Book a room at the historic Captain Whidbey Inn on Penn Cove and get 25% off when you mention you are attending Ways of Whales. 

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

Available NOW -                 
2020 Calendar from Jill Hein!
All proceeds benefit Orca Network            

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

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


105 Anthes, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA
Open 11am to 5 pm, Thursday through Monday  


Remembering J17, K25 and L84Photos by Alisa Lemire Brooks

Ways of Whales 2020 Agenda:

9:00 – 10:00  Sign-In/Registration, Coffee, Displays, Silent Auction

10:00 – 10:45 The Great Salish Sea ~ Dana Lyons
Welcome & Advocacy Updates ~ Susan Berta, Howard Garrett, Cindy Hansen, Orca Network

10:45 – 11:45 Examining New Zealand Leopard Seals: The First Resident Population Outside of Antarctica ~ London Fletcher, Orca Research Trust

11:45 – 12:00 BREAK

12:00 – 12:45  Happywhale 101 ~ Erin Gless, Island Adventures

12:45 – 1:45   LUNCH ~ in the middle school cafeteria. Network, visit displays in lobby and bid on silent auction items.  

1:45 – 1:50    Remembering Connie Bickerton

1:50 – 2:15    The Fight for Conception ~ Video Footage by John Gussman, Doubleclick Productions

2:15 – 3:15    Bigg’s (Transient) Orcas ~ Monika Wieland Shields, Orca Behavior Institute

3:15 – 3:30    BREAK ~ final chance to bid on silent auction items

3:30 – 4:30    Everybody Loves a Pooping Whale: Whale Feces Can Tell us About Ecosystem Health ~ Dr. Deborah Giles and Eba, Conservation Canines

Photo by Monika Wieland Shields

Teacher clock hours are available through the Heritage Institute

Join us afterwards for a post-workshop no-host social time,        
eats and drinks at Ciao Restaurant 701 Main St. N, Coupeville.   

Please check back for updated information, and contact Orca Network with any questions at cindy@orcanetwork.org or 360 223-5666


We are sorry - registration is now closed but there is still space to attend the workshop! Please feel free to show up and register at the door. Contact Cindy at 360 223-5666 with any questions. 

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Registration fee:  $35, or $25 senior/student            

Lunch must be ordered before Thursday January 23rd 

Optional lunch: $12 (or bring a sack lunch and join us in the cafeteria). LUNCH: Pasta and spinach salad provided by the Connected Food program through Coupeville School District, focusing on scratch-based cooking with locally sourced whole foods.
MeatPenne pasta topped with home made "Bolognese"
Vegetarian/Vegan - penne pasta Mediterranean style with or without cheese
Gluten free option avaialable on request

Photo by Cindy Hansen