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Whales: Giants of the Deep Educators' Evening

October 4, 2013

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Common dolphin

© Dr. Ingrid Visser, Orca Research Trust

Join us on Friday, October 4th for an evening celebrating our latest exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The evening will provide an opportunity for teachers to view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students. The evening also includes a reception and time to engage in conversations with scientists, anthropologists, researchers and conservationists. Participants will receive Educator Guides and related activities that provide tools to align science content with Common Core State Standards in ELA for Reading and Writing informational texts. These materials also provide pathways for students to connect learning to experience when visiting the Museum. Whales: Giants of the Deep explores the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. From the traditions of New Zealand’s Maori whale riders and the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples of the Pacific Northwest to the international whaling industry and the rise of laws protecting whales from commercial hunting, the exhibition traces the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Reception
  • 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Curator Talk
  • 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Visit the Exhibition

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Whales: Giants of the Deep was developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This exhibition was made possible through the support of the New Zealand Government. 

The Museum gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.

Generous support for Whales has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

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