The Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventure we did in July, as part of the summer program with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s Go H2O Camp, was a huge success. We had such a great time with the kids sharing our excitement, passion and knowledge about the whales and marine wildlife that inhabit the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary. On the whale watch boat, Princess Monterey, we saw blue whales and humpback whales. There were at least 12 blue whales - it was amazing. Click here to see more about our exciting time we had.
Grace, a student of the Robert Down School that was at “Squid Eaters” as part of “Classroom on the Bay – Squid Kid Day” in May, participated in the Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventure in July. Her Mom, Stacey Jacobs who accompanied the children from Robert Down School, sent us this note about Grace’s experience.
A sad point, though, is many children who live in the surrounding communities never even get to see the ocean; to learn about marine mammals; to have a first-hand experience on the water and actually see whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife; to learn how much the world really needs them to become protectors of the environment.
Marine Life Studies has developed the Marine Life Studies Education Outreach Program to reach these youngsters, made possible by our Marine Life Studies Joey Jones Scholarship and Educational Fund. We are currently working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County – Seaside and Salinas Units to bring these exciting programs to their youth. As soon as we finalize the dates we will announce them.
Stay tuned as so many exciting things are in the works!