- Mission & Vision
- Our Core Values
- PWF in The Media
- Board of Directors
- Social Media Outreach
- Join our Mailing List
- Contact Us
- Research History
- Our Research Team
- Research Internships
- Current Studies
- 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
- Other Projects
- Australia Research
- Donate to Help Fund our Research
- Donate Your Whale or Dolphin Photos
- Migaloo the White Humpback Whale
- You Can Help
- Become a Member / Renew Membership
- Donate Now
- Donation Specials
- Other Ways You Can Donate
- Adopt a Whale, Dolphin, Turtle or False Killer Whale
- Whale Regatta
- Maui Whale Festival Events
- Sponsor Run & Walk for the Whales
- Sponsor World Whale Day
- Made on Maui Fair Vendor Application
- Book an Eco-Cruise
- Choose PWF
- Ocean Store
Posted on: February 4, 2014
PWF to Host "Whales Under the Stars" Outdoor Presentation at Kalama Park on Feb 14
A free outdoor presentation titled "Whales Under the Stars" will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Friday, February 14 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Kalama Park in Kihei. The public is invited.
The presentation will include thrilling videos and dramatic photos of whales shown on a large screen, with commentary by Greg Kaufman, the founder and Executive Director of Pacific Whale Foundation and author of numerous books, scientific and popular publications. A pioneer in noninvasive humpback whale research in the mid-1970s, Kaufman has studied whales for more than 35 years in Hawaii, Australia, Ecuador, Tonga and other parts of the Pacific. Kaufman is also a world leader in addressing whale protection issues, and is an Invited Participant to the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee.
"This is a fun and interesting way to spend part of what we call 'Whale-entine's Day' at the peak of whalewatching season on Maui," says Kaufman. "We'll be using the big stage, sound system and seating that will be at Kalama Park for World Whale Day the following day."
Kaufman is widely acknowledged as an innovator and leader in marine ecotourism. Greg is an Invited Participant to the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee, serves on the Hawaiian Island Humpback National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Committee, and recently co-led the United Nations Environmental Programme's Regional Workshop on Marine Mammal Watching in the Wider Caribbean Region.
"I'll be sharing dramatic footage from Pacific Whale Foundation's research in Australia, Ecuador, Chile and Hawaii, news about whale protection efforts around the world, and the latest findings about these magnificent animals," says Kaufman. "It's a great way to get a closer look at whales and enjoy a starry night at the park."
Artisan pizza from Porto Mediterranean Grill and Pizzeria will be available for sale, along with soft drinks.
A limited number of chairs will be available for use at no charge or attendees can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. If you wish to reserve a chair seat, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6 am and 9 pm daily.
Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. To learn more about Pacific Whale Foundation, please visit www.pacificwhale.org.