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Friends of the South Grey Museum Speaker Series 2022: Franco Mariotti, “The ‘Giant’ Whales of the Gulf of St. Lawrence”

May 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Friends of the South Grey Museum invite you to the Speakers Series 2022, developed and hosted by Barry Penhale. As someone with an interest in the Museum and its programs, you know how much we have all missed many activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our series of talks. We decided to welcome our supporters back to a virtual series for 2022, offered as webinars via Zoom with another eight programs, occurring as usual on the third Wednesday of each month, April to November, at 7:00 pm.

The Museum being no longer available as a host site, and with the continuing threat of COVID, going virtual was the obvious solution. Moving to a virtual delivery brings with it some additional costs, so we have made this a subscription series, but we’ve kept the usual at-the-door cost as a household fee of $10 per session. We are grateful to the Municipality of Grey Highlands for continuing their support for the presenters.

A closeup perspective of the magnificent and largest creatures on this planet. Discover the secret lives of Humpback, Fin, and the biggest of them all, the Blue Whale. Meet the researcher, Franco Mariotti, of Whitefish, Ontario, who has devoted his life to studying them and learn how these magnificent animals are “fairing” in today’s waters. Mariotti, a biologist, naturalist, and science communicator, joined Science North at its inception in 1981. During his 33 years at the site, he developed content for exhibits, public programs, staff training, and also helped develop major “natural history themed” travelling exhibits that travelled all over North America. To date, he has delivered over a thousand presentations. The recipient of numerous awards, Franco is also a world traveller and, most recently since retirement, has been a “Polar Guide and Naturalist” on small expedition cruise ships travelling in the Arctic and in the Antarctic.

Many Sessions, Your Choice

Hoping you will join us for another exciting series, this time from the comfort of your home, no uncomfortable folding chairs, and no expenditure on gasoline!

Choose which parts of the series you prefer.  Visit our web site for in-depth descriptions of The Sessions.

Full Series of all eight sessions monthly April to November
with one free session discount
for $70

Half Series of four sessions monthly April to July
for $40

Half Series of four sessions monthly August to November
for $40


Buy $70 Full Series (8 sessions) April to November

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) April to July

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) August to November