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Save the Whales Assemblies

Sep 14, 2014 by

Save the Whales Assemblies

Snakes-N-Scales Saves the Whales and “goes off the deep end” to offer a program that has no live animals in it! No real whales, of course, but a great interesting combination of real and artificial hand specimens, illustrative posters and photos, and a few short video clips. These Whales Assemblies offer much more than just a few pictures or a sleepy slide show!

Whales Assemblies

A Humpback Whale, one of the more common of the baleen whales.

The program begins by introducing types of whales and what they look like, using photos and video. There are 2 basic types, the toothed whales like the Sperm Whale and the Dolphins and the Baleen Whales, like the Humpback above.

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Whales Assemblies

A truly “white whale” the Beluga. Though actually more closely related to a dolphin, you can see from the skull we bring, (a perfect replica) that these whales’ heads are full of teeth.

Beluga Whale at the Atlanta Aquarium, photo by Greg Hume.

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Whales Assemblies

This is a Right Whale, which got its name from being the “right” whale to kill for the whalers. These whales are baleen whales. The bottom 2 photos show an actual section of baleen, which is like hair, used to filter the whales food. The food could be small fish, squid or more often mouth fulls of hundreds of shrimp.

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Whale Assemblies

This illustration shows a Sperm Whale destroying a whaling boat. Though this did happen, more often it was the whale that was killed.

Why the whales are in trouble is discussed with the class; from the hundreds of years of whaling to the modern problems of pollution and climate change.

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Whale Assemblies

Whale oil was the reason whaling occurred. This oil could be used for candles, lamps, machinery oils and even soaps. Until the invention of kerosene and actual laws preventing whale oil from being used in machinery, including cars, whales were destroyed by the thousands all over the globe. This oil is Sperm Whale oil and below is a Sperm Whale.

Whale oil photo Raphael D. Mazor – Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/raphaelmazor/1351764575/)

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These are plastic replica tools used to cut up and process the whales’ body. (They look sharp, but they dull plastic toys.)

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Whales Assemblies

Whale teeth and bones were used in artwork. Known as “scrimshaw” these teeth are remarkable fakes!

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Whales Assemblies

Of all the whales, probably the best known and most beloved, is the Bottlenosed Dolphin. “Flipperina,” is a fiberglass model of a baby, though the way the children respond to it you would think it was real!–She is used to talk about parental care and the relationships these amazingly bright animals create with one another and with us.

Whales are mammals, and are much like us, they care for their young ones, defending them from predators, people and bad weather. The class is introduced to “Flipperina,” a replica, though very real looking, baby Bottlenosed Dolphin. The combination of this multi-media approach make our Whales Assemblies both unique and extremely memorable!

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Whale Assemblies

All whales tail flukes are uniquely patterned on their undersides, making each one recognizable like a fingerprint.

For preschool through 3rd grade the finale of the program is to fit as many children as possible into an outline of a Blue Whale’s tail, laid out on the floor. Pictures are encouraged, for the classes’ keepsakes.

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 Prices for  Save The Whales Assemblies

NORTH NJ (201,973,908,)                                                 $300

CENTRAL NJ & SI (732, 609, 856, 718 Excluding So NJ)             $300

SOUTH NY (845, 914, 516, 631)                                           $300

NYC (212, 718, 917, 646, 347)                                               $400

No. PA (Delaware Valley),                                                     $325

CT (203)                                                                     $325

PHILLY & SOUTH NJ (Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland)      $375

 Returning yearly customers may pay the same price as last year for the same shows.


If you use us for multiple options, I.E. an Anti-Bullying show, a Reptile show and an Aquatic show, all in the same school year, we will discount all your shows!

Discounts also for small audiences, (under 20,) and multiple back to back programs, (over 1.)

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This program is presented by our aquatics expert Erin Mellini!

Learn more about Erin!

To Book Save The Whales Assemblies

Call Bill at 973-248-9964

Author Bill Boesenberg



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