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Orca Month: Our Toxic Orcas
Orca Month: Our Toxic Orcas
WhenWednesday, June 28, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m.
Description

You are invited to learn more about the impacts that pollution is having on orcas, where this pollution is coming from, and what you can do to help prevent toxics from reaching these endangered orcas.

What: Our Toxic Orcas
When: Wednesday, June 28th
Reception from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, light food will be provided
Program from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: UW-Tacoma’s YMCA, 1710 Market Street, Tacoma
Tickets: $5 per person pre-registration, $7 per person at the door, free for students. Buy your ticket today.

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Event Speakers:
• Dr. Sam Wasser from University of Washington, will talk about his work using dogs to sniff out orcas so he can analyze their health. Through this work, Dr. Wasser has shed light on the toxics affecting our orcas. We will also explore where these toxics are coming from and discuss changes that everyone can make to reduce the amount of pollution reaching our orcas.
• Nancy Uding from Toxic-Free Future will talk about where toxics are coming from and about some simple steps everyone can take to reduce the amount of pollution reaching our orcas.
• Ryan Cruz from Citizens for a Healthy Bay will frame the conversation in a local context by recounting Tacoma’s transition from a toxic legacy toward cleaner waters. We will also explore major threats facing our community today and how we can all get involved.

Hope to see you at the YMCA on June 28th. Buy your ticket today.

Rein Attemann
Puget Sound Advocacy Manager

Jim Gawel, Environmental Science, UW Tacoma

P.S. Be sure to check out all the other Orca Month events in June here!

Campus locationUniversity Y Student Center
Event typesAcademics, Information Sessions, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsSchool of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
orcamonth.com
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