Rachel Clark is a local author who is releasing her first book, “The Blackfish Prophecy”. She will be at the PCEI Nature Center on Saturday, April 23, 11am-12:30pm to talk about her book, the bonds people have between whales and nature, and about the importance of caring for the Earth and all those, both humans and non-humans, who live on this planet. The presentation will be geared toward teens and adults, but younger kids may find the story and the science interesting.
The Earth Day event will be free of charge (donations welcome).
Author Rachel Clark is a mother, biologist, and science writer. She’s covered all manner of human impacts on Earth’s life support systems for science textbook companies, a government wildfire-research agency, national radio programs, online science curricula, and national magazines. In 2013, Psychology Today invited her to start her blog, Mothering Nature. Once, years ago for a college internship, Rachel had the privilege of working up close with captive dolphins and Belugas. A few weeks after the internship, she had a chance encounter with the majestic wild Southern Resident killer whales of Puget Sound. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she, her boys, and their father (a scientist-professor who studies the impacts of dams on wild salmon) visit the returning salmon on their epic migrations each year, and, on a few magical occasions, the wild orca who depend on those salmon. The Blackfish Prophecy is her first book.