Aloha! We have been really busy at Marine Life Studies and we have lots of exciting programs and news coming up. But first, I want to thank you for all your support - whether you volunteer for an event, on the research boat, for a class, or donate to our mission - on behalf of the whales, dolphins, turtles and all the marine wildlife, I thank you!
MARINE LIFE STUDIES NEWS: Macy's Community Shopping Day -
Special Concert Performance - Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 - 12:00 noon.
Be sure to come to Macy's Monterey at noon on Saturday Nov. 13th - Marine Life Studies is presenting a special concert performance: Professional singer/songwriter/performance artist Barbara Joy and the La Mesa School Children's Chorus will perform her original composition, "Don't Let Us Go", a heart-touching song dedicated to marine wildlife. The children's chorus is directed by Gloria A Souza. I attended a rehearsal this week and it is so amazing - it gave me goose bumps. Watching those children sing the beautiful song with Barbara Joy is so inspiring and moving. Plus, I'll be there with my dog, "Whiskie the Whale Spotter™" to do whale tricks, and there will be more music with the Rooftop Troubadours.
We had a wonderful class with boys and girls for our Marine Life Studies Junior Research Scientist™ camp with the Monterey County Regional Park District. The children are so engaged and they learned so much! We'll be posting info and pictures soon. Marine Life Studies developed Marine Life Studies Education Outreach Programs to provide important educational and life-changing opportunities. We have developed a partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County to bring these programs to underserved children in our communities. In September we provided 8 free educational programs for children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, both the Seaside and the Salinas Units. As children share and practice what they learn with their families, homes, schools and communities, they contribute to a better world. The children were so eager to learn about whales and dolphins in their own backyard. We are continuing to provide free educational programs for them so your support with the upcoming Monterey Weekly Gives! 2010 for the Marine Life Studies Project is so important as we need funding to support this important project.
In August Marine Life Studies presented educational programs at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California. Find more information here.
News From the Water:
As you may know, we've been on the boat the last few weeks and have documented some incredible humpback whale competitive behavior, and we've seen lots of whales and dolphins and birds. We will be starting an exciting news feature soon.