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Virtual Humpback Whale Breakfast at FPC

September 19 @ 8:05 am

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Stow – Humpback whales have a mysterious Latin name – Megaptera novaeangliae – which means “large wings of New England.” They are even more amazing in the flesh and their story is fascinating. This fall, First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) will be making its monthly Saturday breakfast meetings virtual.

FPC members Katy Weeks and Dave Kay are official volunteers at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For the first breakfast meeting of the season, they will introduce you to this giant aquatic mammal that comes every year to the Hawaiian Islands.

Why do humpback whales travel 2500 miles a year from Alaska to Hawaii and back? Why do they sing? Why do they have such a weird Latin name? What about other humpback whales around the world? The presentation will include an NOAA slide presentation. Work up a whale of an appetite at breakfast and then watch and learn about our ocean brothers and sisters.

The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19. It will begin at 8:05 a.m. and will be preceded by video excerpts of concerts from FPC’s New Revival Coffeehouse, which will begin at 7:45 a.m. The Zoom link for this event is www.bit.ly/FPCBreakfast.

For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
8:05 am

Venue

First Parish Church of Stow & Acton
353 Great Rd.
Stow, MA 01775 United States
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