Whales of the West Coast

by  Ocean Wise

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Explore whales of the West Coast of Canada as an Ocean Wise whale researcher ‘virtually’ with an Educator. Explore how to identify common whale species, what makes them different from one another, and how we can learn more from them like a scientist!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $80.00
Multipoint Premium: $70.00


Program Time Limit: 45min

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Problem Based Learning, Sciences, STEM Ennvironment

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Programs can be booked on the following days and times: Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Times: 8:15am, 9:15am, 10:15am, 1:15pm, and 2:15pm PT

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us of any cancellations a minimum of 48 hours before the program

About This Provider

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Ocean Wise

Vancouver, BC
United States

Ocean Wise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower communities and individuals to take action to protect and restore our world's oceans.

Live workshops guided by Ocean Wise experts, focus on inquiry-based learning with an environmental and climate change focus. Not your average digital workshops, students will play mini-games, lead their own discussions, and enjoy some surprises along the way. Using scientific findings and data collected by Ocean Wise’s world-renowned research team, they will get an inside view of the latest climate and ocean science and come away feeling empowered to make positive change.

Daphne Austin
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Program Details


1. This program begins with an introduction to Ocean Wise and it's initiatives
2. We then hear stories from members of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh communities about Killer whales
3. We then explore 3 methods whale researchers use to collect data on killer whales: Collecting poop samples, the use of drones and hydrophones.
4. As we learn more about these methods, we watch different videos from experts in the field take note of our findings
5. Time is allowed for Q&A


1. Explore why whales are an important part of ecosystems
2. Discuss how our actions have impacts on whales (ex. noise pollution)
3. Develop an appreciation for whale poop and explore it's importance within the food web