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Whale Watch, Live Preso, & Contest NOAA

Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Please use this link to register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Welcome to whale season!! Humpback whales are an iconic part of life in Hawaiʻi, come learn more about them, how entanglement teams are rescuing them, and the teaching resources available for you to use with your students. Patty Miller, expert whale educator from the NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Susan Fret from the Pacific Whale Foundation will share their wealth of knowledge about Hawaiian Northern Pacific Humpback Whales. This presentation is bound to be filled with information and images to celebrate these majestic marine mammals that migrate to Hawaiʻi annually.

Guest Speakers:

Patty Miller- Education Coordinator- NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Susan Fret - Conservation Manager - Pacific Whale Foundation

Who: 5th through 12th Grade Students What: This photo contest is a chance for students to showcase their climate change experience through the lens of a camera, and to provide a short written narrative. When: Submissions due February 15, 2023 Where: Online Submission Form

Winning photos will be featured next Spring (2023) on the NOAA Regional Collaboration Network website in conjunction with responses developed by NOAA's climate experts, and will be displayed in various NOAA facilities including the Kauai Ocean Discovery in Lihue, Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kīhei, and the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo.

Teacher Workshop and Free Whale Watch Cruise on O'ahu Who: Teachers Grades 3-12. Limited spaces are available. What: Hands-on workshop and Whale Watch Cruise aboard the Majestic When: Saturday, January 14, 2023 7:15 am.-10:30 am Where: Workshop to be held on the Majestic from 7:15-8:30 and the Whale Watch cruise from 8:30-10:30. Ship boards from Aloha tower, Pier #6 How: Email Patty Miller: with the following information: Name | School and grade | Email

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