Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
January 12, 2011 by Peggy Stap
We are starting 2011 out with a bang. How do you like the new website? I love it. Marine Life Studies Marketing/Development Consultant has worked with Ruth Simmons from Silverleaf Design in the development of the site. We are so excited to launch it for the start of 2011. Please click on Contact Us at top of page and let me know how you like it.
NOW through February 23, 2011 - Birdies For Charity is in full swing so be sure to get your pledge in. They match 15% so Marine Life Studies receives 115% of all funds raised! Plus it is tax deductible.
We count on your support. You are vital to Marine Life Studies commitment to teaching and inspiring the public to protect marine wildlife. So please click here today. What do golfers have in common with whales and the ocean? Click here to find out.
Be sure to visit us at WHALEFEST, January 22nd at Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey – Free to the Public
Lot’s of fun for the whole family. Marine Life Studies will have a booth with interactive fun activities. Be sure to come to the Special Concert Performance from 2 to 3 pm at the Wharf Theater. “Barbara Joy & the La Mesa School Children’s Chorus will perform songs dedicated to marine wildlife. Peggy Stap and her dog, “Whiskie the Whale Spotter” will do whale tricks!” Presented by Marine Life Studies – Limited seating starts at 1:45.
For more information on the days events click here for Whalefest 2011 PDF or click here to go to Old Fisherman’s Wharf Website.
December 2010 was all about education.
We closed out 2010 with providing free classes for the kids at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, both Seaside and Salinas units. The children were so eager and excited to learn “Pollution Solutions” and how to help keep the ocean safe from plastic pollution.
The children were so moved by the videos in the presentation they were very excited to become Marine Life Studies Recycle Rangers. The kids created “green gifts with recyclables” and participated in an exercise we call “Trash Talk” where they take trash and think how it could be reused - one of my favorites was an empty Glue Stick container would be a place to store quarters for the laundromat. Brilliant!!!
I want to especially thank REI for donating cloth bags to hand out to the kids. They were a great incentive for our Marine Life Studies Recycle Rangers. Thank you REI!
On December 12th we were part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Community. As you can see from the photo we were very busy talking with people from all around Monterey County. They really had fun taking part in the interactive hands-on activities at our booth. Great fun!