The Orca Network has been working to promote cetacean conservation for decades. One of the organization’s flagship projects has been working to free Lolita, a female Salish Sea orca who has been held in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium since the 1970s. In addition, the Network maintains the Langley Whale Center on Whidbey Island, which gives visitors and residents alike a chance to learn more about the endangered Southern Resident orcas. The Center also offers information about the North Puget Sound Gray Whales, a small, unique population of gray whales who find sustenance in the waters of Saratoga Passage and Possession Sound each Spring. During the summer months, the Whale Center invites school groups, visitors, and locals to attend monthly education weekends,
In addition to offering a reading of Umijoo, I'll be signing books and taking questions starting at noon. The event will go until about 3pm.
I hope to see you there!