Whale, Whale

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This class was enormously fun, kind of like a right whale.

We sang Baby Right Whale (sung  in lieu of Baby Beluga) to honor and celebrate the return of the Right Whale Mamas and their babies to the Georgia coast.

We sang Baleen, Blowhole, Fins and Flukes to the tune of Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.

We read a wonderful story  about Whale songs called Following Papa’s Song:

following-papas-song

It is about a Little Blue Whale who is inquisitive and asks his Papa about where they are migrating to, and how he will know it is time to go.  It was all about listening for the other whales call out across the ocean (Whales can hear each other 5 miles away!).  We even listened to whale calls for sound effect throughout the story.  It was awesome!

We ended the program with these paper plate transformations

 

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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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