- Digital Scholarship
- The Second Half: Lectures
- WJEC Grand Opening Celebrations
- "Moby-Dick" theatrical performance
- 3rd Annual Haunted Whaleship
- Book Signing: "A Genius at His Trade"
- Film: "Most Likely to Succeed"
- Lecture Series: Whales in the Heart of the Sea
- Cartography Conference
- An Evening of Yoga & Music
- The GAEA Summit
- Annual Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Understanding Marine Food Webs
Grades 4 - 9
The transfer of energy among organisms happens daily and sustains life on this planet. The relationships among producers, consumers and decomposers maintain the flow of chemical energy that makes life possible. This program puts a focus on marine food chains and webs, but also takes a close look at where our species fits in.
Learning standards will be met, as students:
- Explain their roles within food webs
- Create simple food chains for two of the Museum's whale skeletons - the right whale and sperm whale
- Link trophic levels by creating a marine food web
- Use computer-based interactive lessons to examine the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers
Search and Destroy: Sperm Whale Echolocation
The Te Papa Museum in New Zealand has created a vivid, color animation that depicts how sperm whales find and capture their food in the dark depths of the ocean.
Inside Nature's Giants: Sperm Whale
Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg dissect a Sperm Whale, which stranded and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent, England.