Whale of a time

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This is a very special time of the year off of the Georgia Coast.  The pregnant right whales return to our warm waters to give birth and nurse their young.  The young whale born in 1996 off the GA coast named Smoke just returned with a calf!  Check out the article from Savannah Now: http://savannahnow.com/news/2015-01-28/tybees-whale-gives-birth.  We celebrated whales with songs, games, baleen activities and a fun craft.

I made a game on the app Tiny Tap that we played learning about parts of whales:

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Which whale has baleen?

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We used paint brushes and tried to sweep up some colored rice (krill) in a water bucket.

At the end of the program we made our own puffy whale to remember the whales by.

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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