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- Australia Research
- Abundance, Survival, Recruitment, and Realized Growth Rates of East Australia Humpback Whales
- 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 and Accumulation of Marine Debris: Implications for Cetaceans
- Great Whale Count
- Hawaiian Humpback Whale Catalog
- Odontocete Distribution, Abundance, and Life Histories.
- Social Structure of False Killer Whales in Maui Four-Island Region
- Surprise Encounters with Humpback Whales
- Whale and Dolphin Tracker
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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.