Kelly VandenBerg & Melissa Senac
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska
While shepherding two exhibits that feature whale skeletons, Senac and VandenBerg created a cohesive series of programs, exhibits, and written materials that encourage audiences worldwide to explore into the lives of humpback and orca whales.
Together they developed long-distance programming, web activities, and educational offerings. They designed web resources such as project blogs, photo galleries, teacher curriculum, and an award-wining screen presentation entitled, "Let's Go Whale Watching." They worked with the local community to display the whale exhibits in prominent locations and conduct ceremonies with cultural blessings by Tlingit elders.
This duo's collaborative efforts and creativity have helped provide opportunities for thousands to develop an appreciation of Glacier Bay as a critical home for generations of whales.