Whale Week is a grassroots effort that aims to bring together the Savannah community to support awareness of the plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW). This educational week is filled with a variety of educational events to learn about this majestic creature and the environmental factors affecting the NARW. The objective of the week is to learn why the NARW is our state marine mammal, why we should work to preserve its habitat, and what actions we can take towards this effort. Whale Week partner groups host a range of events, pulling from diverse expertise, and encouraging a corridor of consciousness across Georgia and beyond.
All community members are invited to attend. This is a family-friendly week.
Wednesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 8th
NARW focused projects will be created by the students at the Tybee Island Maritime Academy and will be shared with friends and family. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center will also participate by displaying artifacts and whale calf replicas.
Loop-it-Up will design STEAM curriculum focused on the NARW that will be implemented in several local schools for Whale Week. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center will also participate by displaying artifacts and whale calf replicas.
Award-winning filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth are currently producing a documentary about the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Get a preview of show select scenes and talk about what it was like to work with the leading scientists as they followed 7 calves over 2,000 miles for one year, from their calving grounds in Florida and Georgia to the Canadian Maritimes.
Retail Spaces Selling NARW merchandise
These locations will launch items for Whale Week and stock is only while supplies last.