03/28/2019: "Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Student Presentation Sunday"
Sunday, March 31st 6:00 p.m., The Whale Museum: Come join the Reardan FFA Agricultural Issues team as they perform their presentation titled “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?”
The Agricultural Issues Forum is an FFA Leadership Development Event that requires students to research an agricultural or natural resources issue and equitably present both sides of the issue.
As part of the requirement for state level competition, teams are required to build a portfolio of public presentations; this is where San Juan and area residents come in.
The Reardan FFA Chapter Agricultural Issues team has developed a presentation about the plight of Southern Resident Killer Whales in and around Washington State. The students make arguments integral to the recommendations set forth by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force appointed by Governor Inslee and make arguments on both sides of this complex issue. Much of the argument centers on northwest salmon recovery efforts. The presentation is about 15 minutes long and afterwards, we ask that you question the students about the content of their presentation to test their depth of knowledge and soundness of their arguments as well as share islanders’ perspective on the issue.
This is a free event open to the public. For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext.30.
The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N.