As part of our ecosystem unit, the class has been studying whales of the Puget Sound, their environment, and what we can do to help conserve this endangered apex predator. After learning about the importance of the matrilineage of whale families, students worked in groups to research a particular whale and create a poster to showcase its family tree and other fun facts about the whale.
The students thought about life from the perspective of a whale, and came up with some ideas they felt whales might like to share:
Advice From an Orca
Keep an eye open.
Call your friends, every day.
Whisper when you're near us so we can talk.
Stay with your pod.
Trust your grandma and respect your elders.
Work together always.
Be proud of your unique saddle patch.
To learn more about whales, including the incredible orcas, visit www.whalemuseum.org