Jason Colby, Author of ORCA, to Speak in Everett
Dr. Jason M. Colby will speak about his book, ORCA: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator at 7 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Everett Community College’s Jackson Wilderness Room. The event is sponsored by EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy and is free to the public. Copies of Colby’s book will be available for purchase at the talk.
Dr. Colby’s deeply researched book traces the unique role of Northwest people and geography in the global shift in public opinion regarding orcas in the wild and in captivity. Colby’s account is timely as researchers continue to sound the alarm about the health and well-being of Southern Resident Killer Whales, which have recently visited Possession Sound. Colby’s narrative illuminates the past and offers potential insights for current and future Northwesterners seeking to successfully coexist with orcas in the Salish Sea.
Dr. Colby’s visit coincides with discussions of this text by all students at EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy, a dual-credit program entering its sixteenth year of groundbreaking college education rooted in the study of the marine environment. In addition to the event that is open to the public, Dr. Colby will also meet with the students at the Ocean Research College Academy. Dr. Colby is steeped in regional education, as a professor of environmental history at the University of Victoria.