WPTS - Bird & Whale Spotting with Janel Saydam

Friday March 18, 2022 : 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Amphitrite Lighthouse - Ucluelet

Join Janel Saydam of Parks Canada and the Wild Pacific Trail Society at the lighthouse for a morning of whale spotting and bird watching.

This will be a whale festival button event for the whole family.  Buttons will be available on site.  You might want to bring along binoculars if you have them.  

Adult Activities
All About Whales
Button Event
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun
Wheelchair Accessible

Spying on Whales: from fossils to climate change

Friday March 18, 2022 : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre & Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre

Whales have intrigued us for millenia. They are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. Whales fill us with awe, terror, and affection -- we have even inscribed their song on interstellar spacecraft -- but because they live 99% of their lives underwater, they remain mysteries to us.

Dr. Nick Pyenson, Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian will share stories from his book, featuring recent and forthcoming research from the frontlines of science discovery about whales.

Dr. Pyenson will join us via zoom at two locations in our area.  We encourage you to attend in person.  Current VIHA health order will be in effect.  If you are not in the area, you can also join via zoom.  

Adult Activities
All About Whales
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures