Thursday, March 3, 2016

The New England Right Whale Festival

Join us!

Sunday, May 1, 2016
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The New England Right Whale Festival is a celebration of the current efforts to save North Atlantic right whales from extinction. The New England Aquarium is teaming up with the Adams School Calvineers, of Castine, Maine, to invite the public to learn from local scientists, researchers, and educators about the efforts taking place in our backyard to protect this highly endangered species.

There are fewer than 550 right whales alive today

The festival will take place at the Aquarium's Harbor View Terrace Tent from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. There will be opportunities to learn more about right whales, meet right whale scientists, and take part in family-friendly activities. The event is free; Aquarium admission is not included. 

Some of the organizations that will be joining us include:
  • The Adams School Calvineers of Castine, Maine
  • New England Aquarium Right Whale Research Team
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation
  • And many more with activities for everyone!

If your organization works for right whales and would like to participate, please fill out this registration form by April 8, 2016. Each organization is asked to provide a hands-on activity to help engage families in the group's mission. But never fear, you do not need to have programming planned. The Education department at the New England Aquarium can work with you on how to present your work in a family-friendly way.

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