The Calvineers!

How Calvin's story inspires science students

By Eric Wagner, 12:46 PM March 7, 2013

A North Atlantic right whale in the Bay of Fundy lifts its head from the water. Credit: Eric Wagner

Calvin’s story has touched many people. Perhaps most of all the students of Bill McWeeny.

He teaches fifth- through eighth-grade science in the small town of Castine, Maine. For many years, McWeeny has volunteered with right-whale scientists like Moira Brown and Scott Kraus. So in 2004, when some of his students became interested in animal rights, he introduced them to Brown, of the New England Aquarium in Boston. And she shared Calvin’s tale.

At once, the students wanted to lend their hel...

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