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Whale of a Weekend
February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on February 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Just like the migrating Pacific gray whales, Whale of a Weekend returns to the Heal the Bay’s Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier on February 16 & 17!
Feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen, and try on a layer of (simulated) whale blubber for warmth. Learn more interesting facts about these gentle giants at the Aquarium through story time, audio interactives and presentations about the gray whale’s migration habits. Aquarium naturalists will staff a wildlife observation station at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier. Those who stop by are welcome to spy for whales through binoculars and field guides will identify local birds and marine life. Kids of all ages can also have their faces painted and make a whale visor to take home.
- 1-4pm Wildlife Observation Station (Saturday and Sunday, West End of the Pier)
- 2pm Whale of a Tale Story Time (Saturday Only)
- 3:30pm Shark Feeding and Presentation (Sunday Only)
Check out our Snapchat Lens created by @wrld.space, inspired by whales found right off the SoCal coast.
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Wanna roll up your sleeves and become a Heal the Bay Volunteer? We have five distinct volunteer programs that we offer. Each program has a specific training associated with it, as well as its own volunteer roles. Aquarium – Aquarium volunteers work at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. They support various public programs from interpreting at touch tanks to ensuring the success of private events. They also attend outreach events and represent Heal the Bay all over Los Angeles. Beach – Beach Captain volunteers support our large Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanups that occur every third Saturday of the month. They are also involved in other beach programs like Suits on the Sand, and have the opportunity to attend Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain training. Outreach – These volunteers take Heal the Bay knowledge all over Los Angeles. Speakers Bureau volunteers present in classrooms, in business meetings, at beach cleanups, festivals and more. Community Science – MPA Watch Volunteers survey marine protected areas (MPAs) in Malibu and Palos Verdes. They monitor, collect data, and get to walk along some of California’s most stunning beaches. Youth – Middle and high school students register their school club with Club Heal the Bay to be part of a larger environmental advocacy community. In return, clubs receive recognition and rewards for their civic action projects. To get started as a Heal the Bay volunteer, attend a Volunteer Orientation.
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