TO SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT A NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE
CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL WHALE, MOTHER/CALF PAIR OR FAMILY GROUP
FILL OUT THE ADOPTION FORM EITHER ONLINE OR PRINT OUT
SEND ADOPTION FORM BY:
FORM & MAIL TO:
Atlantic Right Whale Adoption Program
Route 776, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1A1 Canada
FORM & FAX TO:
662 3804 (leave your name and number)
& CALF - $75
are tax deductible in Canada
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION PACKAGE?
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.
PROJECTS. Personalized individual business-size cards can
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.
Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station (GMWSRS) is a registered
charity in Canada incorporated in 1981 by its founder, the late Dr.
Gaskin. We are dedicated to research and education which promote
conservation of the marine environment. Our researchers study
and marine mammals in the lower Bay of Fundy, Canada, and
education and stewardship programs through a natural history museum,
lectures, publications, specific projects, a web site and outdoor
Funding for this web
site is from the Government of Canada Habitat
for Species at Risk
donations to the GMWSRS.
| GMWSRS Home Page | Ship
| Range Map
| Adoption Program | The
Whales | Links | Who has
adopted? | Adoption
| 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
If you need help, just let us know and we will do our best. Good Luck.
- - 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
& Seabird Research Station Inc.
24 Route 776,
NB Canada E5G 1A1
Ph. 506 662
Fax 506 662 9804
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