Education Resources

Virtual Classrooms

Each of these 30 minute videos focuses on a unique topic, including some basic instruction and
a hands-on activity that can be done at home with simple materials.

  • Humpback Whales 1

    Join our Education Manager live from her home as she teaches about humpback whales through a fun activity that you can do at home. This session will be fun for the whole family. Parental supervision and assistance is recommended. To participate at home, be prepared with the following before you tune in: paper (any kind, including scrap), scissors, tape.

  • Humpback Whales 2

    Join our Education Manager live from her home as she teaches about humpback whales through a fun activity that you can do at home. This session will be fun for the whole family.

  • Marine Mammal Communication

    Join our Education Manager as she teaches about whale communication and sound through some fun activities that you can do at home with the entire family. Parental supervision and assistance is recommended. To participate at home, be prepared with the following before you tune in: metal forks (more than one size if you have); string; metal hanger (if you have one); pencil with eraser end (does not need to be sharpened); balloon (if you have one).

  • Plankton

    Join our Education Manager live from her home as she teaches about plankton and how small but mighty important they are. This session will be fun for the whole family and include an activity you can do at home. Parental supervision and assistance is recommended. To participate at home, be prepared with the following before you tune in: tall container filled with water (ideally a pitcher), cork (or similar small, lightweight object), tape or glue, miscellaneous materials like: paperclips, coins, metal washers, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, yarn, magnets, popsicle sticks, string, etc. (be creative – anything goes for this activity!).

  • Underwater Observations

    Join our Education Manager as she teaches about some common fish families that can be seen while snorkeling around the Maui coastline and test your identification skills as you observe underwater video. This session will be fun for the whole family and include an activity you can do at home. Parental supervision and assistance is recommended. To participate at home, be prepared with the following before you tune in: paper, colored pencils/crayons/markers.

Additional Hands-on Activities

Each of these 5-10 minute videos highlights a marine life-related
activity that can be re-created or adapted at home.

  • Plastic Pollution Solutions

    The Plastic Pollution Solutions curriculum was designed to accompany the film a A Plastic Ocean. Learn about our program, then watch the film and try out one of the accompanying lessons. Curriculum referenced.

  • Animal Obstacle Course

    Experience for yourself some of the challenges faced by humpback whales with our whale-themed obstacle course you can recreate in your own home! Watch the bubble-net feeding video mentioned here 

  • New spin on Jenga

    Did you know that Jenga can be turned into a fun AND educational game? We’ll share our humpback whale version with you that you can recreate, or you can create your own unique version!
    Find instructions and cards here

  • Camouflage in the ocean

    When it comes to the art of blending in for the sake of survival, life in the ocean is presented with an array of challenges. Join us as we explore some of the extraordinary adaptations that allow creatures of all shapes and sizes to thrive in their marine habitat. Up for a challenge? Follow along and try your hand at creating a creature uniquely designed to survive in your own home!

Careers in Marine Science & Oceanography

Ever wondered what it takes to work in the field of marine science and ocean conservation? Inspired to work to protect the ocean and marine life
but not sure what role you want to play yet? There are many options, from biologist to videographer! Our careers series will introduce you to some
of our team members and the paths that led them to their careers at Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures.

  • EP 1: Morgan

    Ever wondered what it takes to work in the field of marine science and ocean conservation? Find out through our careers series in which we get to know some of our staff members and the paths that led them to careers at Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures. In our first episode, meet Morgan Wittmer and find out what twists and turns led her from wanting to be a lion to her current position as Eco-Tours Manager for PacWhale Eco-Adventures.

  • EP 2: Grace

    Ever wondered what it takes to work in the field of marine science and ocean conservation? Find out through our careers series in which we get to know some of our staff members and the paths that led them to careers at Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures. In this episode, meet Morgan Wittmer and find out what twists and turns led her from wanting to be a lion to her current position as Eco-Tours Manager for PacWhale Eco-Adventures.

  • EP 3: Shelby

    Ever wondered what it takes to work in the field of marine science and ocean conservation? Find out through our careers series in which we get to know some of our staff members and the paths that led them to careers at Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures. In this episode, meet Shelby and find out about the experiences that led her from hoping to become an orca trainer to her current position as Conservation Coordinator at Pacific Whale Foundation.

  • EP 4: Florence

    Ever wondered what it takes to work in the field of marine science and ocean conservation? Find out through our careers series in which we get to know some of our staff members and the paths that led them to careers at Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures. In this episode, meet Florence and learn about the journey that led her from aspiring to run away to the circus to work with seals to her current position as Research Analyst at Pacific Whale Foundation.

  • EP 5: Selket

    Ever wondered what it takes to work in the field of marine science and ocean conservation? Inspired to work to protect the ocean and marine life but not sure you want to be a scientist? There are many other options! Our careers series will introduce you to some of our staff members and the paths that led them to their careers at Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures. In our next episode, meet Selket, our Visual Communications Specialist. Find out about her career journey and how she ended up at Pacific Whale Foundation.

Hawaii Visitor Update

UPDATED 9/24/20 -- We eagerly welcome visitors back to the islands as quarantine restrictions lift Oct. 15 for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.

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