On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 (6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.), head out at sunrise to 1-3 shore-based viewing stations along Upper Turnagain Arm in Alaska’s Cook Inlet with Beluga Whale Alliance (BWA), Cook Inletkeeper and Four Valleys Community School to celebrate the third-annual Citizen Science Day 2018 and conduct a real field monitoring session to watch for belugas!
*Note: Monitoring session is timed around the peak high tide to maximize potential for beluga sightings. We know it’s early... but on the plus side, there will be free coffee & donuts!
Belugas are occasionally observed in the upper Turnagain Arm in mid-April to early May. Though beluga sightings are not guaranteed, your participation in this safari will help Beluga Whale Alliance (BWA) gather valuable scientific data that can be used to increase our knowledge of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale activity, behavior, and distribution in this critical habitat area during the spring “shoulder season.”
Additional details and updates, such as chosen viewing location(s), will be posted as the date nears.
This event is free and open to the public. It is being held as part of Cook Inletkeeper’s 2018 Get to Know Your Watershed Adventure Series, hosted this year in partnership with Beluga Whale Alliance and Four Valleys Community School.