Quantcast

'Thank You Whales' aims to raise awareness about marine life - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

'Thank You Whales' aims to raise awareness about marine life

Posted: Updated:

People will be saying 'thank you' to sea creatures living in the waters of the Central Coast at an annual event in Avila Beach on Saturday.

The third annual Thank You Whales is organized by the Ocean Outfall Group. The celebration aims to raise awareness about environmental factors affecting marine life.

Educational programs will run throughout the day, starting at 9:00 a.m. with a free children's program at the Avila Beach Community Center. There will be an art show there featuring art from second graders at Templeton Elementary and Humpback Whale Faire. That event will also offer activities for kids, including games, arts, and crafts.

Following the children's program, there will be several speakers and a luncheon. 

The day-long event is scheduled to close with a sunset spiritual prayer and flower ceremony at a fire pit at Olde Port Beach. That ceremony is expected to run until about 8:30 p.m., and will be led by Northern Chumash Tribal Administrator, Fred Collins.

WEATHER
Doppler Radar
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • More than 3 dozen snakes seized from Arroyo Grande storage facility

    More than 3 dozen snakes seized from Arroyo Grande storage facility

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:49:47 GMT
    Animal Services Manager Dr. Eric Anderson holds one of the pythons seized from a storage facility. (KSBY photo)Animal Services Manager Dr. Eric Anderson holds one of the pythons seized from a storage facility. (KSBY photo)

    Officers with San Luis Obispo County Animal Services reportedly found 42 ball pythons at a self-storage facility in Arroyo Grande Thursday evening after responding to a report of abandoned animals. 

    Officers with San Luis Obispo County Animal Services reportedly found 42 ball pythons at a self-storage facility in Arroyo Grande Thursday evening after responding to a report of abandoned animals. 

  • House burned in rural Paso Robles is a total loss

    House burned in rural Paso Robles is a total loss

    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:43 AM EDT2017-05-25 05:43:22 GMT
    Courtesy: Cherise Franke NerelliCourtesy: Cherise Franke Nerelli

    CAL FIRE SLO is on the scene of a fire that destroyed a home off of Nacimiento Lake Drive and injured one person.

    CAL FIRE SLO is on the scene of a fire that destroyed a home off of Nacimiento Lake Drive and injured one person.

  • 2 injured in head-on crash on Highway 154

    2 injured in head-on crash on Highway 154

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-05-25 15:46:02 GMT
    Fire officials say the driver of the car had to be extricated and suffered major injuries. (Photo: SB Co. Fire)Fire officials say the driver of the car had to be extricated and suffered major injuries. (Photo: SB Co. Fire)

    Two people were reportedly injured in a head-on crash Thursday morning on Highway 154 near Santa Barbara. 

    Two people were reportedly injured in a head-on crash Thursday morning on Highway 154 near Santa Barbara. 

Powered by Frankly

© KSBY.com 2017, KSBY.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?