‘Welcome The Whales’ Celebrates Humpbacks, Marine Lessons

Fans of the humpback whale can learn more about them and support learning in Koolauloa at the same time this Saturday at Turtle Bay Resort.

The annual “Welcome the Whales” celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at two loca tions on the resort grounds, offering a variety of free activities and exhibits, lectures, walks and films. Whale season here is November through April, so a live whale show also is possible.

Proceeds from vendor booths will benefit the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition (NSOEC), which brings marine education projects to area children.

The schedule is below. For more information, call 293-6000 or visit turtle-bayresort.com.

• Surfer, The Bar —

Two screenings of the award-winning film, In the Wake of Giants, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Kuilima Cove — Humpback whale observation station open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Keiki hula halau present “Helping Every Angel” at 10:30 a.m.; local music by Lopaka Brown at 2:30 p.m.

Also at Kuilima Cove are a sidewalk chalk of humpback whale at 11 a.m.; exploring Kawela Bay, guid ed tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Na Kama Kai Youth Clinic offers stand up and canoe paddling, board shaping, and Hawaiian storytelling with the world’s top stand up paddlers from 9 a.m. to noon.