Superpod 4, San Juan Island, Wash., July 21


Superpod 4 presents DamNation

Tuesday, July 21, 5:00 pm
San Juan Community Theater – Whittier Theater, 100 2nd Street
Panel and Q&A featuring Jim Waddell, Steve Hawley, D.A. Giles, and Sharon Grace
Open to the public

Panel and Q&A
Jim Waddell. Featured in the award-winning documentary, retired Army Corp Engineer Jim Waddell, is working to expose the enormous and growing economic costs of the Lower Snake River Dams.

Steve Hawley, author of Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities. Short intro talk on new film, Dammed to Extinction, about the orca-salmon connection – in production now.

D.A. Giles or Sharon Grace from SRKW Chinook Salmon Initiative – state of political campaigns

Superpod is an annual gathering on San Juan Island, Washington in mid-July that is open to the public and attended by an international group of scientists, filmmakers, authors, journalists, former trainers, naturalists, orca advocates and and people who want to see killer whales in their natural home. The gathering is a combination of socializing, whale watching, learning, and sharing ideas & actions to help protect orcas in their natural habitat and bring an end to cetacean captivity.

Folks travel in from around the world, and make their own arrangements for transportation, accommodations and free time activities such as whale watch tours, kayaking and other island activities. People attending are encouraged to make their arrangements as far in advance as possible since Superpod occurs during peak season on San Juan Island.

The event features Pacific Northwest killer whales, including the famous “Southern Residents,” but also transients, whose numbers are on the rise, and who are frequently seen from boats and shore. The waters between the islands are home to Chinook salmon, the Southern Resident killer whales’ favorite food. J,K, and L pods congregate each summer in a “Superpod gathering.” Thus, this event is both a gathering of killer whales and “whale people,” complete with annual customs, and festivities.

Events occur daily, and include whale watching tours, documentary screenings, slide show presentations, and nightly social gatherings.

More information:

July 21, 2015 at 5pm
San Juan Community Theatre
100 2nd St
Whittier Theatre
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States
Google map and directions

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