Attention! Please join me at the New England Aquarium on June 9 for their World Oceans Day Celebration! My family and I will have a Vaquita table there with brochures, crafts, and much more! The event is on Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm at 1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts. The celebration will be outside behind the aquarium right on the harbor. I will be running one of the many tables manned by non-profit organizations or community groups (in this case, I am from the Muskwa Club). I would love to see some of you there, and if you do come, please say hi and tell me that you came from my blog. I will post pictures from the event afterwards. For more info on the event, visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/clients/neaq/ek_neaq.cfm?allArgsTBD&curMonth=6&curYear=2013#6/9/2013. See you there!
The Muskwa Club has put up the first episode of their series of shadow puppet videos. You can watch it below. Also, their website is now www.muskwaclub.org.
Attention Muskwa Club members: the deadline for ordering a Vaquita t-shirt is Tuesday, May 7 at 11:59 pm, though I may extend the deadline slightly. Order it here: http://www.customink.com/signup/2nvhf7s2.
I have made a lot of progress on my book, including finishing all text, almost finishing all the illustrations, and I have front and back cover images (courtesy of Memuco and Tom Jefferson). I might even get NOAA or The Cousteau Society to pay for printing by sponsoring it! I hope to send it off to publishing this month.
Immense progress has been made with Muskwa’s National Save the Vaquita Day, about which they are contacting the president to make it an official day, July 6th. They have many, many aquariums participating in or considering participating in the event, with the Waikiki and Cabrillo Aquariums being confirmed for that day. Also, there is a chance I will be manning a table at the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts on June 9 for World Oceans Day, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland on July 6 for National Save the Vaquita Day, if they confirm their participation in the event.
The Muskwa Club has a huge range of contacts in every imaginable niche, which is helping make all of this possible. They will be selling my book on July 6 at many of their tables, (¡Viva Vaquita! will be doing the same), and the Cabrillo Aquarium has even offered to sell the book at their gift shop! The Muskwa Club has many projects that they are keeping under wraps for now, but believe me, they are awesome! Also, I am now writing a column for the Muskwa Club’s monthly newsletter.
In other news, Jonathan answered the riddle correctly! Q: What is a Vaquita’s favorite model of computer? A: Microsoft Surface.