Sammamish River Kayak Tour, June 11th

Take a salmon-eye view of the Sammamish River to learn more about orcas and the ways salmon use the river system to complete their life-cycle. Whale Scout naturalists will offer a morning of adventure, exploration, and fun kayaking along the Sammamish River in Bothell. Prior to setting off on a one-hour round trip tour, we’ll …

Orca Month Book Club, June 23rd

Read along with Whale Scout and Whale & Dolphin Conservation for Orca Month! We’re diving into the 2022 theme “Stream to Sea” to explore how recovering rivers and watersheds is essential for the Southern Resident orcas. This year, we’re reading “Recovering a Lost River” by Steven Hawley. This book argues for the need to remove …

Cairn Community Pint Night Benefitting Whale Scout June 30th

Celebrate Orca Month with a cold drink! Please join us for a Community Pint Night on June 30th featuring Whale Scout! Cairn will donate 10% of ALL Sales (Beer, Wine, Cider, Merch, Cans To-Go, Anything!) directly to Whale Scout. 4pm – 9pm. All ages welcome in the building! Learn more about Cairn Brewing!

Diverse Voices Student Internship Opportunity

Whale Scout, a nonprofit organization based in King County, Washington is looking for student summer interns to assist with salmon habitat restoration and outreach and education activities with diverse audiences. Dedicated to protecting Pacific Northwest whales through land-based conservation experiences, Whale Scout takes a boots-on-the-ground approach to recovering endangered Southern Resident killer whales and the …

Online volunteers needed!

Help orcas from your keyboard, right at home. We need help with simple data entry tasks to build our website database connecting orca enthusiasts with volunteer opportunities for salmon (PodMatch.org). We’re looking for volunteers to help enter events. Computer skills needed: basic use of the internet and copy and pasting. Whale Scout will provide training. …

Continue Your Education with The Pulse

KEEP UP WITH THE PULSE of the Salish Sea in this virtual continuing education program for environmental educators, marine naturalists, or nature enthusiast from across the world.   Designed for professionals and amateurs alike, this program goes beyond the basics and takes deeper dives on ecosystem-wide topics and the latest research. Please note, this is …

Unique Holiday Gifts Supporting Whale Scout

The dramatic story of endangered Southern Resident killer whales reached a crescendo in 2018 when Tahlequah carried her dead calf for 17 days and over 1,000 miles. The hearts of people around the world were touched by the tragic grief displayed by a mother orca. Today, the whales continue to struggle to reproduce and continue …

Bothell and Kenmore Celebrate Orca Recovery Day!

They say that water connects all of us and it couldn’t be more true here in the Pacific Northwest. Rain that falls in our neighborhoods finds its way to the nearest stream or river which then eventually flows to the ocean. Here in the Bothell/Kenmore area, the Sammamish River connects our towns and leads to …

June is Orca Action Month!

Celebrate the iconic Southern Resident killer whales Choose from events and activities coordinated by the Orca Salmon Alliance and partner organizations – that bring together researchers, conservation organizations, orca lovers, elected officials, and inspire action and advocacy efforts to protect this highly endangered population. Everyone is invited to get involved and participate throughout this exciting …

Give Big May 4th and 5th

We know you’re hearing a lot about ‘Give Big’. Here’s what makes us different.  Today begins the annual ‘Give Big‘ event in Washington. Your inbox is probably full of requests asking for your hard-earned dollars. We’re a little different from the rest. Here are five reasons why we believe our organization is worthy of your support today. 1. Our work …