Collaborative student presentation about whales

  • Wed Mar 27th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by The Whale Museum

The Whale Museum joins forces with the Reardan Future Farmers of America Agricultural Issues Team to host a Southern resident killer whale recovery student presentation on March 31, titled, “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?”

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. on March 31, at The Whale Museum. The Agricultural Issues Forum is an FFA leadership development event that requires students to research an agricultural or natural resources issue and equitably present both sides of the issue. As part of the requirement for state level competition, teams are required to build a portfolio of public presentations; this is where San Juan and area residents come in.

The Reardan FFA Chapter Agricultural Issues team has developed a presentation about the plight of Southern resident killer whales in and around Washington State. The students make arguments integral to the recommendations set forth by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee and make arguments on both sides of this complex issue. Much of the argument centers on northwest salmon recovery efforts. The presentation is about 15 minutes long and afterward, we ask that you question the students about the content of their presentation to test their depth of knowledge and soundness of their arguments as well as share islanders’ perspective on the issue.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 360-378-4710 ext. 30 or email