Killer Whale Tales with Jeff Hogan

Jeff Hogan with children

On August 7, 2010 at 2:30pm, The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is hosting Jeff Hogan and his Killer Whale Tales to help us all learn more about the special creatures that live right off of our shore.

Follow Jeff as he falls asleep one night and dreams of becoming a killer whale.  He follows the matriarch of “J pod,” and experiences the complex relationships whales share with each other and the environment around them.  Waking from the dream, Jeff returns to the real world with a new curiosity and the desire to make a difference.  The story is told through performance, slides, video and real orca calls.

Then participate in activities created to introduce you to current orca research. Identify orca whales, track their movements and learn basic whale behaviors.  Gain a new understanding of these wonderfully complex animals.

Jeff Hogan started Killer Whale Tales in 2000 with the goal of bringing the living science of the field into classrooms and museums. Combining his interests of teaching, photography, science, psychology and theatre, Jeff has created a program in which participants experience the world as the animals around them do. Jeff brings over twenty years of education experience and eight years of orca research to his position.

Killer Whale Tales will be held at the PTMSC Natural History Exhibit. The event is free with the price of admission ($5/adults, $3/kids).