Grants Database

Killer Whale Tales
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Project Title:
Killer Whale Tales: Kids Making a Difference Now/Stormwater Busters, Deep Dive
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018
Project Description:

KWT’s overarching goal is to promote the conservation of the Puget Sound waters and the orca population that depends upon it, by providing a high quality environmental education program for 2nd through 6th grade students, at no-cost to the participating schools.

Our innovative curriculum uses the endangered Southern Resident killer whale (SRKW) population, a species with complex individual and social behaviors, to capture children’s attention and imaginations and inspire them to become Puget Sound stewards. Students are fascinated by orcas’ complex communication systems and matriarchal pods. When they learn about the species, they naturally begin to care about it and are eager to learn what they and their families can do to mitigate local marine pollution.