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Travesia: Journey of the Gray Whale

Time:  5 - 6 pm Presentation

6:30pm: Opening event Following observe the exhibition

RSVP Necessary for this special event. RSVP to: acs.sfbay@gmail .com

Please join SF Bay American Cetacean Society for a special presentation by Proyecto Ballena Gris Friday June 7th.  We are proud to be partnering with this important organization. The focus of this presentation will be to present a deeper view about the context, goals, and activities included in their general project (not only the exhibition), and to invite attendants to support and follow this initiative. The presentation will be lead by Alejandro Boneta, Eunice Calderon, Marco Sánchez(respectively documentarist, coordinator, director) who are the three minds behind the project’s conception.

In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico In San Francisco, this special traveling exhibit makes its only U.S. stop at the San Francisco Zoo, open to the public June 8, in the Pachyderm Building . A bi-lingual, multi-media show,Travesia explores the amazing migratory world of gray whales, from the Arctic seas to the Mexican lagoons of Baja. Interpretive works from eight contemporary Mexican artists encourage reflection on the relationship between humans and nature. Models of a gray whale's head and tail encourage discussion of the life cycle of the gray whale. Illustrative panels explore the significance of gray whales in the bio-diverse Northeastern Pacific region. Come learn about this conservation success story, made possible by the dedication and cooperation of Canada , the United States and Mexico .

Starting in 2011 and ending in 2013, this initiative was born in Mexico and adds strength to the U.S. and Canada , contributes to the conservation of gray whales, spread the natural beauty and the importance of their habitats, promote domestic and international tourism in their sanctuaries and support communities that share their home with them. The project began with the creation of the exhibition of contemporary art and technology "Journey", which takes one into the lives of gray whales and their sanctuaries across the languages ​​of contemporary art and popular science. This exhibition was presented in 2012 at the State Arts Center in Ensenada, Mexico, then presented at the Science World in Vancouver between February and April 2013, and now will be  in the San Francisco Zoo, California. The final phase of the roaming "Journey", will be the Black Warrior community in Baja California Sur, where staying permanently in the Eco-museum, whose construction is driven by their project in collaboration with the local population and various government agencies. With these actions we want to share the dream that every day more aware of the richness that surrounds this wonderful species that belongs to us all.


The Farallones marine sanctuary will have an exhibit within this exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo! It will include the Entanglement Hotline: (1-877-SOS-WHAL)




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  • Lynn V.

    I really wanted to attend this so I could learn more about supporting such a great project. Unfortunately, I did not get out of work until almost 10:00 PM...

    June 8, 2013

  • Lynette R. K.

    Incredible. A wonderful presentation by the Proyecto Ballena Gris "Travesia exhibition" creators. Then onto partake of the special private opening with everything from a mariachi band, to speeches by the Mexican consulate dignitaries and others, remarkable appetizers, and viewing the exhibit. A must see for those that missed last night! A big thank you to all my members who were able to share in this special night!

    June 8, 2013

  • Ben

    Friendly people, interesting project about the gray whale, and fun to have it at the zoo.

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Lynette R. K.


    This event is rsvp only for 50 spaces.
    I have now received 50 rsvps. If you have not rsvp'd and wish to attend rsvp me at: [masked]. I will see if they will allow me a few extras.

    This is a very special event and I look forward to seeing all of you that have rsvp'd there.


    June 5, 2013

  • Lynette R. K.

    Hello Everyone
    This is not a casual event in which you can yes/no to our meetup group.
    You will not be able to attend unless I receive the rsvp: [masked]
    This is a special closed event to my members only.
    I have 6 spaces left as of 6/2.
    hope to see you there.
    President SF Bay ACS chapter

    June 2, 2013

  • Bill

    Hope to make it!

    May 21, 2013

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