Whaleweek billboard on the side of the road.

Whale Week is a grassroots effort that aims to bring together the Savannah community to support awareness of the plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW). This educational week is filled with a variety of educational events to learn about this majestic creature and the environmental factors affecting the NARW. The objective of the week is to learn why the NARW is our state marine mammal, why we should work to preserve its habitat, and what actions we can take towards this effort. Whale Week partner groups host a range of events, pulling from diverse expertise, and encouraging a corridor of consciousness across Georgia and beyond. All community members are invited to attend. This is a family-friendly week. Wednesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 8th

Events Throughout the Week

Family Night with Tybee Island Maritime Academy

NARW focused projects will be created by the students at the Tybee Island Maritime Academy and will be shared with friends and family. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center will also participate by displaying artifacts and whale calf replicas.

Friends & Family Night with Loop-it-Up

Loop-it-Up will design STEAM curriculum focused on the NARW that will be implemented in several local schools for Whale Week. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center will also participate by displaying artifacts and whale calf replicas. 

First Friday at Sulfur Studios

  • When: Friday, December 6th, 2019 
  • Location: Sulfur Studios
  • Time: 6-8:30pm

Come out for some holiday shopping of Right Whale themed gifts made by local artists.

“Whale Alert!” Book Reading with author Angela Kakabeeke

Join us at Tybee Island Marine Science Center for a special reading of “Whale Alert! Tybee Craddock and the Endangered Right Whale” by author Angela Kakabeeke.

Thunderbolt Holiday Boat Parade

  • When: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 
  • Time: 5 – 8pm 
  • Location: Thomson Park, River Drive Thunderbolt 

holiday parade with a coastal twist! Take a picture with Smoke the Right Whale and talk with local groups about Georgia’s official state marine mammal during this festive event!

“Follow The Journey of the North Atlantic Right Whale” Movie Preview & Community Conversation

Award-winning filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth are currently producing a documentary about the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Get a preview of show select scenes and talk about what it was like to work with the leading scientists as they followed 7 calves over 2,000 miles for one year, from their calving grounds in Florida and Georgia to the Canadian Maritimes.

Retail Spaces Selling NARW merchandiseThese locations will launch items for Whale Week and stock is only while supplies last.Abode StudiosGhost Coast DistilleryTybee Cottage Art Gallery

For more information and event scheduling or how to get involved visit

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