PAST EVENT – Ocean Awareness Day – Dana Point Festival of Whales – March 4, 2012 – (Big MaMa Earth & the Eco-Earth Kids were Special Guests at the Event) (Click to View Pictures)

March 4th, Big MaMa Earth and the Eco-Earth Kids were special guests at Ocean Awareness Day at Dana Point Harbor.

Big MaMa Earth and the Eco-Earth Kids were also special guests at the Dana Point Festival of Whales on March 3, 2012 and were showcased in Dana Point anual eco-parade and then co-host the children’s block party.

The Dana Point Festival of Whales will celebrate its 41st year beginning Saturday, March 3rd and continuing through March 11th, 2012. The Festival of Whales is a committee of volunteers who put together various events and activities during the Festival.  They are a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of the migrating California Gray Whale and the preservation of the ocean environment.

The Festival of Whales would like to invite your organization to participate in our 12th Annual “Ocean Awareness Day”.  Ocean
Awareness Day
this year will be on SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH, from 11am-4pm in beautiful Dana Point Harbor. We are inviting organizations that play a significant role in the education and preservation of our ocean environment to attend.  We have been building on our success each year and have included some additional events located next to us to make the event even larger. We will also have a Whale of a BBQ located near us for great food.  We will be providing substantial public relations support for this event in our effort to bring
together the many surrounding communities to come down and see what is happening with our ocean environment and what the many groups are doing to help preserve it.

The incredible 5000-mile migration of the majestic California Gray Whale from Alaska to Mexico begins in December and continues through March.  During this peak season, 40 – 50 whales pass by Dana Point each day, using the Dana Point Headland’s 200-foot cliffs near the harbor as a landmark to check their migration path.  Dana Point offers the BEST whale watching along the California Coast – don’t miss it!  There’s a whale watching excursion for everyone – note listings on final page.  If you’re interested in getting a glimpse of these majestic leviathans from land, be sure to visit the Headlands Conservation Park.  The Park includes a public trail system, over three miles in length, and links all the parks and open space areas of the Headlands. The system includes pedestrian trails, coastal and beach access, scenic overlooks and the Nature Interpretive Center. The parks and trails can be reached either off of Green Lantern or at Dana Strand Rd., limited parking is available along these streets or at the Nature Interpretive Center parking lot.  The trails are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily.  The Nature Interpretive Center is located adjacent to the Headlands Conservation Park, at the terminus of Street of the Green Lantern. The facility includes educational, management and operational space designed as a visitor center for the open space parks. Center Hours: 10 am – 4 pm.  From Dana Point Harbor visitors may take the FREE shuttle to the Ocean Institute and then proceed up Cove Road to the Park.  It’s a good work out for those looking for a little adventure and some spectacular views! Click here for whale watching excursions!

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