- Research History
- Our Research Team
- Research Internships
- Current Studies
- Australia Research
- Abundance, Survival, Recruitment and Realized Growth Rates
- Calving Rates and Intervals of East Australian Female Humpback Whales
- Connectivity and Interchange Between Humpback Whale Aggregation Areas along East Australia
- Match My Whale - a Humpback Whale Fluke Identification Project
- PWF’s Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whale Catalog
- Rate of Interchange Between East Australia and West Australia Humpback Whales
- Ecuador Research
- Hawaii Research
- Distribution of Odontocetes in Maui Four-Island Region
- Great Whale Count
- Hawaiian Humpback Whale Catalogue
- Marine Debris and Odontocete Study in the Maui Four-Island Region
- Odontocetes of Maui Four-Island Region
- Social Structure of False Killer Whales in Maui Four-Island Region
- Surprise Encounters with Humpback Whales
- Other Projects
- Australia Research
- Notes From The Field
- Donate to help fund our research
- Our Conservation Victories
- Our Conservation Team
- Action Center
- Public Testimony
- Volunteers on Vacation
- Our Story
- Our Education Team
- Education Internships
- Inside our Facility
- On-site Naturalist Programs
- Ocean Camp
- Exploratory Marine Science Labs
- Keiki Whalewatch Programs
- Whale Information Stations
- You Can Help
- Become a Member / Renew Membership
- Ways You Can Donate
- Adopt a Whale, Dolphin or Turtle
- Whale Regatta
- Sponsor World Whale Day
- Maui Whale Festival Events
- Book an Eco-Cruise
- Choose PWF
- Ocean Store
Our team strives to create and provide diverse science based educational programs that engage the public. Each program is intentionally designed to promote conservation and advocacy.
We are committed to fostering and sustaining a relationship with educators by providing marine science enrichment based on national and local educational standards. We offer a variety of field trips, including tide pool explorations, whale watches, and hands-on marine exploratory science labs at our Ocean Science Discovery Center in Maui, Hawaii or onboard our floating classrooms.
We have education internship opportunities for students as young as 16 as well as students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. We also offer research internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
During school breaks and throughout the summer, we offer the very popular Ocean Camp for students in grades 1 - 5 and Ocean Discovery Camp for students in grades 6-8. These day camps are a fun-filled, science based and activity driven program that engages children with nature and prepares them as ocean stewards.
For lifelong learners at any age, we offer free “Making Waves” lecture series. Usually, held on the third Thursday of each month from 6pm to 7:30pm, the series is hosted in our Ocean Science Discovery Center overlooking Ma’alaea Harbor.
Other educational opportunities include the Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program, offered at Ulua Beach in Wailea throughout the year. Whale Information Stations are provided during whale season and staffed by our certified naturalists. Both programs are casual and a great way to get answers to all your marine life questions.
One of our most significant educational efforts is through our award winning eco-adventure cruises. More than 3.5 million people, over 30 years, have participated in our onboard programs led by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists who provide opportunities to learn about ocean wildlife, conservation, and research.