Monday's suggested activity is checking out the various businesses that have decorated for Whale Festival and then vote for your favorites.
Monday March 15, 2021
Monday Activity Suggestion - Decorated Businesses
ON DEMAND - Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers
Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers is an elevating experience that transcends all cultural boundaries and brings a sense of peace and wonder to all who are fortunate enough to enjoy his many tales of life.
Roy has provided us with a video made specifically for the Whale Festival. He will walk through selected works, share stories of inspiration and give people a glimpse into the life lessons that he has learned and that his ancestors have passed on to him.
All who are lucky enough to take in this special video leave with a new found sense of appreciation for friends, family, nature, and all the little things that inspire us from day to day.
Stay tuned for a link to take you to this special video presentation.
Rising Above Plastics and Creating an Ocean Renaissance - Lilly Woodbury
Join Chapter Manager for Surfrider Pacific Rim, Lilly Woodbury, to learn more about the activist networks mission and latest achievements. Lilly integrates intersectional environmentalism into her work as she concentrates on creating and implementing campaigns that eliminate single-use plastics, establishing circular recycling practices for petroleum products, as well as engaging youth, individuals, government, and businesses in taking positive action for the coastline.
Lilly Woodbury was born in Tofino but grew up on the Great Lakes in Northern Ontario, where she cultivated a love for the outdoors and the natural wonders of the planet. Lilly has appeared on Global BC, CTV, and numerous other broadcast news to weigh in on policy-driven solutions around plastic waste management and recycling for ocean conservation.
Impacts of Underwater Noise on Marine Life - Ocean Networks Canada
Join Jasper Kanes Jr., staff scientist at Ocean Networks Canada, as he explains the importance and uses of sound for marine life. He will also outline the effects of anthropogenic ocean noise, detail some of the causes and impacts of vessel noise, and discuss actions we can take to reduce noise in the marine environment. Please register for this talk here.
The Whale Sanctuary - Lori Marino
We are very excited to announce guest speaker Lori Marino as she tells us about her latest project. Over 3,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are held in concrete tanks in marine parks around the world. But there is a new future on the horizon as permanent seaside sanctuaries for cetaceans become an imminent reality. The Whale Sanctuary Project is creating a sanctuary where beluga whales and orcas currently living in tanks can experience a new life in a natural environment where their well-being and autonomy as intelligent, self-aware beings can be promoted. In this presentation Lori will describe plans for their ocean sanctuary in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (the first seaside sanctuary in North America) and how it will serve as a gold standard for creating a new way to relate to cetaceans.
Lori Marino is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, and is internationally known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales. This talk will leave you feeling in awe of Lori and the Whale Sanctuary team, who are creating this environment for orcas and beluga whales who are being retired from entertainment facilities or have been rescued from the ocean and need rehabilitation or permanent care. We can't wait!