The launch of a National Whale Centre as a virtual museum is the first step in establishing an internationally connected institution that links the general public, interactive travellers, cetacean experts, museums and environmental organisations through an information sharing portal.
The Centre has now reached a stage where it is in a position to open a display and information centre on the Picton Foreshore during the early part of 2014 close to where an eventual new building may be sited.
Plans for this centre will be unveiled during the 18 January Picton Maritime Festival.
The creation of the National Whale Centre is the result of many years of research into the creation of a Picton Foreshore attraction which addresses the unique position of New Zealand as an ocean nation with a 172 plus years history of whaling and subsequent shift to more sustainable aquamarine industries and associated ecotourism ventures.
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On 28 March the NWC, in association with Papergraphica in Christchurch, will be launching the latest print in the whale print series with John Pule’s contribution.
Members will be sent an invitation to this event.
Welcome to our Whale Kids monthly meet our whales newsletter.
Look for the February Newsletter under Whale Kids, print it out and add it to your collection.
This issue introduces you to the false killer whale.
Each month we present details on one of the many whales that inhabit or visit our waters. Some of which you’ve probably never heard of.
We can also provide hardcopies by mail if you join up as a National Whale Centre youth member for $10.00 by posting a cheque to National Whale Centre PO Box 689, Picton 7250. When you join you will also be sent the 4GB sperm whale flash drive. Make sure you supply us with your postal address.
Come and join the journey.