Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Orca Open House!

To coincide with the return of the Southern Resident Killer Whales to our area, we will be kicking off the Orca Project Capital Campaign with an Open House this Saturday, October 9th from 1-4pm. Free admission! 
This capital campaign will allow PTMSC to build a home for “Hope,” our orca skeleton. The goal of the capital campaign is to expand the Natural History Exhibit and create a new space which features the orca skeleton, video, hydrophone technology and other displays, in addition to room for class instruction. Through the display, the Orca Project will tell the story of our connections with the ocean, the interconnectedness of food webs, and how to build a healthy future for all species including our own.
J pod whales swimming past Port Townsend.
Photo credit: Susan Berta
Visitors can drop in between 1:00-4:00pm to partake of the following:
1:00pm (Marine Exhibit) "What is the Whale Trail?"- multi-age presentation on the Whale Trail program in the Salish Sea with Donna Sandstrom
1:30pm (Marine Exhibit) "Listen to the Orcas"- (hydrophone presentation)
2:00pm (Natural History Exhibit Portico) "Orca-dontics” - learn about orca teeth and bones with Heather Jones
2:30pm (Natural History Exhibit) Tour of the “Whales in our Midst” exhibit with Libby Palmer
3:00pm (Natural History Exhibit) Orca Capital Campaign Kick-off

On-going activities:
- Craft activites for kids in the Natural History Exhibit
- Campaign display with architectural drawings, watercolor of new building, brochures, etc.

Hope to see you there!

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