As a Young Explorer and a future Marine biologist, I am always keen to participate in any sort of events where you can share your love for the oceans and marine life and learn something more about it. WhaleFest is a great opportunity to meet people who have a great passion for oceans and do something to protect them. In Brighton, UK, whale lovers and dolphin fans from over the world united and recently attended Europe’s very first Whale Festival. In total there was more than 2,500 tickets sold, plus hundreds more children, volunteers, exhibitors, VIP guests, and charity workers attending the event for free – the event has been as a huge success!
WhaleFest aims to teach the public about the biodiversity of the oceans with a focus on whales and dolphins, through a great set of workshops, lectures, film screenings and other activities where you can explore the myths of underwater world.
Yout have a chance to learn more about the current threats to the marine life, listen to scientists presenting recent discoveries, speak with representatives of environmental organizations, watch great photo expeditions and simply have a WHALE OF A TIME!
I really enjoued the watching European premiere of ‘Keiko – the Untold Story’ about Orca we’ve all heard about back in a time.
WhaleFest is known to be the largest event of its kind and is now set to become even bigger in 2012! Hope to see you there next year!
- Date: 5-6 November 2011
- Location: Brighton, UK