False killer whales live throughout the world, but the ones found in the Hawaiian Archipelago are some of the most-studied—and rarest—marine animals. In this Science Update, learn about this species in general and get to know the main Hawaiian Islands insular false killer whale—an island-associated population that is genetically, behaviorally, ecologically, and culturally unique—and why they are endangered. This presentation will also introduce activities and resources to support classroom explorations, including how to be a community scientist and identify this species, how to report sightings and upload dorsal fin photos, and what you can do to help protect them.
All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.
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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:
- "Killer whales are dolphins! In all my years of shark week, discovery channel and the aquarium I never knew that!"
- "Pacing of the seminar was perfect, excellent information and sharing of resources, and interactive!"
- "This was a really informative seminar who knew that one species could have so much to learn about it. What I enjoyed most was how they talked about the different ways that we could help to identify the FKW in order to aid with its conservation."
A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
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