Two exciting events coming up:
Important Announcement .....
Marine Life Studies recently obtained the rights to screen the award-winning film "Bag It". Jenna is developing a curriculum specific to the effects single use disposable plastic pollution has on the whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
We know Jenna will provide the local youth and our community members alike with quality educational opportunities for many years to come.
Kids excited about Marine Life Studies Educational Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs!
They were thrilled when the day finally came to go whale watching. You could feel the excitement as the kids boarded the Pacific Explorer at Princess Monterey Whale Watching, Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. Most of the kids had never been on the ocean.
It was such a thrill for the children to actually see some of the animals they had learned about in class.
Marine Life Studies provided all of this at no charge to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, both Seaside and Salinas Units. This was made possible with the funds Marine Life Studies raised through the Monterey County Gives! 2010 campaign. Thank you to all that donated during the campaign, many were anonymous. We really appreciate it and you have made it possible for Marine Life Studies to provide a life-changing experience the children will never forget and will help them get excited in science and being better stewards of our planet. You can donate year-round to help us inspire future scientists by donating to our “Joey Jones Scholarship and Educational Fund”.
Thank you to all the Marine Life Studies volunteers that made this program for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County a success: Kate Cummings, Duane O’Sullivan, Dotty Weisheit, Sue Leinweber, Linda Bellamy and Barbara Howard. Thank you REI in Marina for donating the reuseable bags.
Whiskie the Whale Spotter™ in the News .....
Thank you Amanda Banks!
Amanda hopes to come back to Monterey again soon, maybe even this fall. We could use your help in getting her back by donating airline miles to Marine Life Studies. We all miss you Amanda and look forward to your return. Until we meet again.......
Below are the links to each blog post written by Amanda while in Monterey:
1) Peggy Stap - first impressions
2) Awesome Orca's all round
3) Peggy Stap - dipping a toe in the water
4) Peggy Stap - not exactly a conventional background
5) A conversation with Pieter Folkens
6) Peggy Stap - Maui to, almost, now
7) Peggy Stap - her present day life with Marine Life Studies
8) Peggy Stap - her best bits!
9) Peggy Stap - reflections on humanity
10) Peggy Stap - who has the last word?
11) A little something about me
12) A pause in the proceedings - Links to articles on Whiskie the Whale Spotter™