Lecture Night June 19: Who’s out there? Wild Whales of the BC Coast

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Have you seen any whales lately?  Find out why the BC Cetacean Sightings Network wants to know!  

Join us for a multi-media presentation by Caitlin Birdsall  on the whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles that inhabit BC waters sponsored by the Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research Lab.  Discover which species are most commonly spotted around Vancouver Island, their unique natural histories, the threats they face, and how coastal citizens can participate in stewardship and research through the Sightings Network. The evening will have you informed, inspired, and ready to become a citizen scientist.

Proceeds from the evening will support our Public Education programs including our very own whale project.

Speaker Bio:  Caitlin Birdsall is an educator and biologist focusing on marine conservation issues in B.C. She is currently the Coordinator of the Vancouver Aquarium’s B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, a project that collects sightings of whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles from the coast of British Columbia to better understand their occurrence and distribution. She holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Northern B.C. and is a certified Heritage Interpreter. She has worked as a research assistant, naturalist, and educator in the Philippines, Australia, Central America and throughout British Columbia.  She first fell in love with studying the ocean during her childhood summers in the Gulf Islands.

Advanced Tickets $10

Join Us for Dinner 5:30-7:00PM

Salmon Burgers with Chives, dill, lemon zest, tartar sauce & tangy coleslaw
served with house Caesar salad & roasted potatoes.

Dinner Tickets Only: $15. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance
A selection of fresh baked goods also available for sale.

Advance Lecture and Dinner Tickets available at:

Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Salish Sea Market, Bowser
Weinberg’s Grocery, Buckley Bay
Courtyard Cafe, Qualicum Beach
Welcome Center, VIU, Nanaimo Campus

For more info email or call 250 740-6611

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One Response to “Lecture Night June 19: Who’s out there? Wild Whales of the BC Coast”

  1. gartleybay Says:

    Reblogged this on Friends Of Baynes Sound Society.

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