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July 2012 - Children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County Have a Whale of a Good Time

Children Have a Whale of a Good Time!

The Marine Life Studies “Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventure Program”

Presented to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County in July


The Marine Life Studies “Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventure Program” offers children classroom curriculum and an exciting whale watch field trip.

Salinas and Seaside, CA – July 16, 2012.  Peggy Stap, Founder and Executive Director of Marine Life Studies, together with her educational coordinator, Jenna Contuchio, present the Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventure Program for Club Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. Children learn about whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.


The Seaside Club will host the program on Wednesday, July 24, and the Salinas Club will host the program on Tuesday, July 25. Children from both Clubs go whale watching on July 31.


In the classroom, children learn how to identify whales and dolphins and fun facts, like how and what marine wildlife eats. Then the class goes whale watching on the boat “Greatland” with Princess Monterey Whale Watching at Fisherman’s Wharf. Peggy Stap remarks, “The program is an exciting learning experience for the children. While observing marine wildlife on the whale watch, they see firsthand what they learned in the classroom. They really have a whale of a good time!”


The Marine Life Studies Whale and Wildlife Adventure Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County is made possible in part by a grant from the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation.


For more information, contact Michelle Slade at 831-394-5171 or mslade@bgcmc.org


About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 43 years.  With Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, BGCMC provides youth between the ages of 6-18 an afterschool safe haven where they are mentored to achieve academic success, acquire healthy lifestyles, and develop good character and citizenship.  Over 95% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session.  Additional information is available at www.bgcmc.org or via phone at 831-394-5171.


About Marine Life Studies

Marine Life Studies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring the public to protect the oceans and marine life. Through our educational programs, children learn about the oceans and marine life, and the importance of protecting the environment entrusted to us all. Additional information is available at the website www.marinelifestudies.org or via phone at 831-901-3833.

 

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