Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Marin Art & Garden Center Conservation Summer Concert Series: Doug McConnell

Local conservation groups from throughout Marin will be on hand to share their expertise with hands-on exhibits for kids.  Learn about the local habitat and what you can do to protect it.  Plan a school nature project, track backyard wildlife, and create a toxin-free yard for your pets and children to enjoy.

  • The One Tam Roving Ranger van, the Oceanic Society, Wildcare, and YardSmart will all have displays and volunteers on hand to answer questions.
  • Enter to win our MAGC raffle, with the grand prize of a whale-watching expedition to the Farallones with the Oceanic Society.
  • Enjoy the free concert, featuring the Adam Theis MOBtet, jazz fusion with a special opportunity for kids to make music with the band on the Gazebo Lawn.
  • Delicious boxed meals for sale provided by Grace Street Catering  and Carrie Dove Catering , beer, and wine are also for sale.
  • Bring a blanket and your family and join the fun.
  • Parking is limited and carpools, bikes, and walking are encouraged!

Dogs must be on leash and no dogs are allowed on the Lawn.

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

American Cetacean Society Talk: Kathi Koontz George on Whale Watching & Citizen Science


California has incredible biodiversity including nature’s largest and magnificent animals—whales. Learn how Oceanic Society (and YOU through citizen science) contribute to whale research (population monitoring), whale conservation and rescue (through entanglement responses), and whale education (international trips). Additionally, Kathi will share information about whale entanglement—2016 statistics, responses, and prevention efforts.

About Kathi Koontz George: Kathi is the Bay Area Programs Manager at Oceanic Society and the Director of California Whale Rescue. Kathi is also a permitted responder with NOAA’s whale entanglement response network. Kathi has participated in six whale disentanglements, numerous entangled whale responses, and over fifty sea lion disentanglements. Kathi is an avid diver, snorkeler, and advocate for marine wildlife. She has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and spends as much time as she can underwater and on boats.

$5 Donation Requested for Student Research Grants

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Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

Moss Landing: Advanced Entangled Whale Response Training (previous introductory training required)

Advance your skills with a day of hands-on training!

Special guests Justin Viezbicke and Jamison Smith of NOAA will join the network’s advanced responders to teach standardized whale disentanglement techniques, how to use specialized disentanglement tools, and a deeper dive in safety and response protocols. Pack a lunch, water, sunscreen, and come ready to get wet and dirty.

Limited to volunteers who've previously attended an introductory meeting or L1 training.

Location:
ELKHORN YACHT CLUB
2370 CA-1, MOSS LANDING, CA 95039

Please RSVP by August 25, 2016 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp

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Aug
30
9:30 AM09:30

Half Moon Bay: Introduction to Entangled Whale Response

Special guests Justin Viezbicke and Jamison Smith of NOAA will discuss what the response team has seen the last couple of years here in California, how the team removes gear from entangled whales, and how ocean users can help with timely reporting, monitoring, and proper documentation.

The afternoon will offer interactive demonstrations and hands-on practice with specialized disentanglement tools and whale disentanglement techniques. Pack a lunch, water, sunscreen, and come ready to get wet and dirty.

Location:
HALF MOON BAY YACHT CLUB
214 PRINCETON AVE, HALF MOON BAY, CA 94019

Please RSVP by August 25, 2016 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp

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Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

Tiburon: Advanced Entangled Whale Response Training (previous introductory training required)

Special guests Justin Viezbicke and Jamison Smith of NOAA will join the network’s advanced responders to teach standardized whale disentanglement techniques, how to use specialized disentanglement tools, and a deeper dive in safety and response protocols. Pack a lunch, water, sunscreen, and come ready to get wet and dirty.

Limited to volunteers who've already attended an introductory meeting or L1 training.

Location:
ROMBERG TIBURON CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
3150 PARADISE DR. TIBURON, CA 94920

 

Please RSVP by August 25, 2016 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp
 

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Fort Bragg: Introduction to Entangled Whale Response

Learn about the importance of first responders, and become a member of the Entangled Whale Response Network today!

Special guests Justin Viezbicke and Jamison Smith of NOAA will discuss what the response team has seen the last couple of years here in California, how the team removes gear from entangled whales, and how ocean users can help with timely reporting, monitoring, and proper documentation.

Location:
FORT BRAGG COAST GUARD STATION TRAINING ROOM
19325 S HARBOR DR, FORT BRAGG, CA 95437

Please RSVP by August 23 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp

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Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Eureka: Introduction to Entangled Whale Response

Learn about the importance of first responders, and become a member of the Entangled Whale Response Network today!

Special guests Justin Viezbicke and Jamison Smith of NOAA will discuss what the response team has seen the last couple of years here in California, how the team removes gear from entangled whales, and how ocean users can help with timely reporting, monitoring, and proper documentation.

Location:
HUMBOLDT FISHERMEN’S MARKETING ASSOCIATION HALL
3 COMMERCIAL STREET, EUREKA, CA 95501

Please RSVP by August 23 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp

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Aug
27
8:00 AM08:00

Crescent City: Advanced Entangled Whale Response Training (previous introductory training attendance required)

Location:
Crescent City Fire Hall
255 West Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531

Learn standardized whale disentanglement techniques, safety and response protocols, and practice handling the tools. Please pack a lunch, water, sunscreen, and come ready to get wet and dirty.

Limited to those who've attended a previous introductory or L1 training, including those who attend the Introductory meeting on August 26.

Please RSVP by August 23, 2016 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp

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Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Crescent City: Introduction to Entangled Whale Response

Location:
Crescent City Fire Hall
255 West Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531

Special guests Justin Viezbicke and Jamison Smith of NOAA will discuss what the response team has seen the last couple of years here in California, how the team removes gear from entangled whales, and how ocean users can help with timely reporting, monitoring, and proper documentation.

Please RSVP by August 23, 2016 at www.cawhalerescue.org/rsvp

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Dec
13
to Dec 19

Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA USA

Join members of California Whale Rescue at this biannual meeting. Meet and hear from experts in a wide array of marine mammal disciplines, and learn more about the state of marine mammal research. Registration Deadline: 12/8

https://www.marinemammalscience.org/conference/

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Dec
12
8:30 AM08:30

Entangled Whale Response: Global Perspectives (SMMC Workshop)

This is a Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference workshop. Register Here ›

Presenters:
Pieter Folkens, California Whale Rescue Co-investigator
Justin Viezbicke, California Stranding Network Coordinator, National Marine Fisheries Service

Cost: $80 (Early Bird); $90 (After October 1, 2015)

This all-day gathering of responders will be an information-sharing workshop on the growing international issues of large whale entanglements and the officially sanctioned responses to these events. It will highlight network development through internationally accepted guidelines and review entangled whale responses from various regions around the world. Network representatives will present a selection of recent case studies for discussion. Entanglement Response Coordinators and Team Leaders signing up for the workshop are encouraged to submit for consideration outlines of responses from their regions they would like to share with the group.

A session of the workshop will include information regarding tool use, tool development, and protocols implemented for new tool development to learn from other Networks on lessons learned and ideas considered. Attendees are encouraged to bring outreach materials published for their regions. The workshop and the information shared will be in accordance with the guidelines and protocols of the IWC’s Global Entanglement Response Network.

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