GWC’s Director of Education, Heather Watrous, has been sharing the wonders of the natural world with children and adults her entire life. She has hosted citizen science vacations at the blue whale field station in Baja California for almost 25 years and has often utilized an awe-inspiring 85’ long inflatable blue whale replica named “Mz. Blue” to teach the public about the value of cetaceans. Heather’s enthusiasm about the intricate web of earth’s macrocosmic and microscopic ecosystems—especially marine ecosystems—is contagious. She has a talent for engaging her audience’s attention with storytelling, songs, dynamic games and role playing. When she is not teaching for the GWC, Heather is creating children’s camps that integrate sensory awareness, art, theatre, and nature.