Jenny Atkinson, Executive Director of The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Skyped with our 4th graders TWO TIMES!
She gave us a great presentation about what they do at the museum, which includes "promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research."
She also helped us learn an awful lot about the Southern Resident Community of Orcas.
On our second Skype, she actually gave us a tour of the Museum!
Look at those teeth! Orcas need teeth like this because they tear off pieces of meat and swallow it. We have molars because we need to chew our food before swallowing.
This is their identification chart for the Southern Residents. It shows how all the whales in J, K, and L pods are in different family groups.
One of the programs at the Museum is the Orca Adoption Program. Our classes are adopting 2 whales!
We are adopting Granny, who is believed to be 103 years old!
|Leigh Calvez accessed from here|
|Monica Wieland accessed from here|
Thank you so much, Jenny. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and learned SO MUCH!