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WDC’s Whale Festival

Come celebrate the awesomeness of these magnificent creatures!

Check out our 2020 Whale Festival and check back for 2021 info!

WDC kicked-off World Ocean’s Day with a kid-friendly presentation to introduce you to some special people who are taking trash OUT of the ocean and making something with it - and you won't believe what they are making!

Thanks to Kim Bernard and Ocean Sole for sharing their amazing work!

Author John Himmelman reads his book, Ibis, a True Whale Story, which tells the true story of a humpback whale. This story, retold by a six-year-old, inspired Steve Schuch to write a song. Then artist and scientist Rich Dolan shares some of his handmade whale models.

Thanks to John Himmelman, Steve Schuch, and  Rich Dolan.

Have you ever wondered if whales have a favorite food? How they sleep underwater? Are they afraid of boats? How can you get a job working with whales?

You will have a chance to ask some whale experts! We will have a pair of whale scientists who are ready to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!



Ocean Sole flip flop sculpture whale, turtle, penguin

We partnered with Ocean Sole so two lucky individuals won their choice of Ocean Sole artwork* (up to $200 retail price).


Choose an individual sculpture or collection with a maximum retail value of $200

Ocean Sole upcycles washed ashore flip-flops, and their local Kenyan artists create vibrant and magical sculptures of animals that bring a smile to your heart. Two winners will be picked at random to win a sculpture or sculptures up to $200 in value.

Entries close on 6/30/2020 at 12pm EST.

Limited to one entry per person.

Individuals participating in the contest must be a resident of the United States.

Check out the video that was made for the 2019 New England Whale Festival below and get excited for 2021!

Click the video above to see highlights of 2019's Whale Festival! Video courtesy of Elie Honein