HOW TO SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT A NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE

1. CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL WHALE, MOTHER/CALF PAIR OR FAMILY GROUP

2. FILL OUT THE ADOPTION FORM EITHER ONLINE OR PRINT OUT

3. SEND ADOPTION FORM BY:

- EMAIL

- PRINT FORM & MAIL TO: 
North Atlantic Right Whale Adoption Program 
24 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1A1  Canada

- PRINT FORM & FAX TO:
506 662 9804

- CALL US:
506 662 3804  (leave your name and number)

RATES:
(Canadian Funds)

INDIVIDUALS - $40

MOTHER & CALF - $75

FAMILIES - 
$100

Donations are tax deductible in Canada

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION PACKAGE?

The adoption certificate (suitable for framing) is sent in a portfolio and includes the adoptee(s) name(s).  Each has a photo of the individual whale or matriarch of the family or photos of mother/calf pair.  A Family Tree is also included when adopting a family.  The portfolio will also include information about the adoptive whale(s), North Atlantic right whales and the research station.  A postcard, magnet or bookmark will also be included.

CLASS PROJECTS.  Personalized individual business-size cards can be included for each student as well as a class certificate.  An age-appropriate activity will also be included.

An update on the whales will be sent annually.  To continue receiving this newsletter an annual donation of $15 is required or other right whales can be adopted.

The Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS) is a registered charity in Canada incorporated in 1981 by its founder, the late Dr. David Gaskin.  We are dedicated to research and education which promote conservation of the marine environment.  Our researchers study seabirds and marine mammals in the lower Bay of Fundy, Canada, and develop/deliver education and stewardship programs through a natural history museum, invited lectures, publications, specific projects, a web site and outdoor exhibits.

Funding for this web site is from the Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk


and donations to the GMWSRS.             

| GMWSRS Home Page | Ship Strikes | Entanglement | Genetics | Habitat | Range Map |
| Adoption Program |
The Whales | Links | Who has been adopted? | Adoption Blog | en français |
| Right Whale Steward Program |

RIGHT WHALE STEWARD PROGRAM

The Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station would like to introduce an educational program about an endangered species, the North Atlantic right whale, that is literally on the doorsteps of coastal communities of Atlantic Canada but about which many know very little. It is also hoped that working through the material will introduce and help engage students and youth in environmental stewardship. Marine environmental issues that may seem remote can be brought closer to home, even if your community does not border on an ocean.

With funding from the Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, we are targeting schools and other groups that are interested in supplementing their current curricula with targeted information about right whales. This could fit with topics such as conservation, biodiversity, endangered species, ocean studies and many other marine/ocean issues in science, math, history and languages. Although the material is gauged for middle grades, modifying the material for younger or older grades is acceptable and we will readily work with teachers to help.

Over the years, we have worked with the fishing, shipping and whale watch industries on right whale conservation issues and have developed a number of information sheets and pamphlets, some of which are appended. We have also developed a successful Adopt Right Whales program which helps to fund some of these projects. In addition, other colleagues have also developed promotional and informational documents that can be found through web links. This background information, along with core web and printed material can aid you with developing your own projects. A favourite activity for other whale species can often be easily tailored to fit right whales as well, particularly those designed for baleen whales. Web material is abundant and ever changing and we apologize if some if no longer available.

You will find in this package or download the material online at www.AdoptRightWhales.ca:

  • - Right Whale Steward booklet including quizzes and application form
  • - Evaluation form
  • - Supplemental material:
    • - Code of Conduct
    • - Code of Ethics
    • - GMWSRS Nat. History Notes 1 and 2
    • - Whale watching pamphlet
    • - PowerPoints disentangling, right whales
If you need help, just let us know and we will do our best. Good Luck.


| GMWSRS Home Page | Ship Strikes | Entanglement | Genetics | Habitat | Range Map |
| Adoption Program |
The Whales | Links | Who has been adopted? | Adoption Blog | en français |
| Right Whale Steward Program |

© 2007-2010
  Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station Inc.
24 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB Canada E5G 1A1
Ph. 506 662 3804    Fax 506 662 9804

adoptrightwhales@gmwsrs.org
http://www.adoptrightwhales.ca

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