Sunday, June 17, 2012

Welcome to the Pratt Museum's Homer Community 
Gray Whale Skeleton Project
In Homer, Alaska ~ July and August 2012

Where all may witness the progress (and process) as community member volunteers of        Homer, Alaska, articulate a 37-foot-long gray whale skeleton

For the next two weeks this blog will be used as a tool to recruit, organize and schedule adult community volunteers for this project. After articulation begins on July 1st you will be able to follow the progress as these community members put together the skeleton of this magnificent creature. Thank you for joining us!

We invite all adult community members to volunteer. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! You will be under the guidance of whale skeleton articulation expert, Lee Post. In order to better schedule volunteers and find jobs they would be most happy doing, we ask all volunteers to fill out a sign-up form found here: You may take the completed form to the Homer Bookstore, or you may email it directly to the volunteer coordinator, Mary Maly, at 

Here is the timeline for the Gray Whale Skeleton project that shows what tasks are required and how long each task takes and in what sequence. If you see a job(s) you would like be part of, be sure to let the volunteer coordinator know. Or if you have any questions you may reach Mary at 235-6247 or email at
Click on the photo to see a larger image.
Holly Cusack-McVeigh, Ph.D., Curator for the Pratt Museum, is the director of the Gray Whale Skeleton Project with Ryjil Christianson, Director of Education. If you have any questions you may call the Pratt Museum at 235-8635.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors: The Alaska Marine Highway, NOAA, The Skaggs Foundation, and Apache

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