Orcas – Past Program

by Digital Field Trips

Learn more about the culture and behaviour of orcas with author Mark Leiren-Young in a Q&A style presentation.

Digital Field Trips are inquiry based and staff led. We can adapt Digital Field Trips for different grade ranges, home learners, or for adult, senior, community-group or post-secondary audiences.

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These Playlists include additional resources that accompany these Digital Field Trips. They are continuously being updated, so please check before and after your program for new resources.

Orcas are embedded in human culture, from the screen to aquariums, mass media has shown the world the beauty of this species and how human behavior controls their fate. There is so much more for us to learn about orca culture and what they need to survive.
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Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas on Orcinus Orca SKAAnaa
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is a contemporary artist whose wide-ranging artistic practice explores themes of identity, environmentalism and the human condition. Influenced by both Haida iconography and contemporary Asian visual culture, he has created an artistic practice that crosses diverse cultures, generations, and disciplines in search of accessibility and engagement as a counterpoint to stratification and isolation.   His mural titled Orcinus Orca SKAAnaa is included in the Royal BC Museum feature exhibition Orcas: Our Shared Future, which presents the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans.   Orcas: Our Shared Future weaves the currents of ecological interests, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “killer whales.”