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Environmental Education in Ecuador: Inspiring Young Minds with “Viajeros del Oceano.”

This year, our environmental education program in Ecuador embarked on a remarkable journey with the ambitious goal of distributing 1000 “Viajeros del Oceano” books to sixth and seventh-grade students ranging in age from 10 to 12. Spearheaded by our Ecuador Programs Director, Dr. Cristina Castro, in collaboration with experts from organizations such as Migramar, Baby … Continued


Many of our supporters have contacted us following news of the devastating Maui wildfires, offering their aloha and kōkua (help), and wondering how this disaster might impact the whales and dolphins we strive to protect. Indeed, wildfires have far-ranging impacts to terrestrial and coastal ecosystems that affect ocean inhabitants, including whales and dolphins. At Pacific … Continued


Tis the season! From the traditional onslaught of holiday-themed commercials (which seem to start earlier each year) to party planning and gift lists, we’re collectively gearing up for a celebratory couple of months — and a huge uptick in unnecessary waste. According to a recent survey of 2,000 U.S. residents who actively participate in a … Continued


On September 17, as the world celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day, we reflect on past successes and current challenges in the fight against marine plastic pollution —  one of Pacific Whale Foundation’s identified major threats impacting whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife worldwide. Each year, marine plastic pollution contributes to a growing number of entanglement … Continued


By Mona de Crinis  From the tiniest bacteria to the largest whales, biodiversity is critical to the enduring health of all living things. Very simply stated, biodiversity describes the abundant variety of life on Earth, in all its forms, functions and interactions. It’s important to note that biodiversity concerns are not limited to species we … Continued

Pacific Whale Foundation Finds Much to Celebrate in 2020

This past year has been uniquely difficult, but good things happen even during the toughest of times. As the first month of 2021 comes to a close, we would like to reflect on the positives experienced at Pacific Whale Foundation. 

Balancing screen time with green time

  In what seemed like an instant, our lives have become almost entirely dependent on screens. As we navigate this transition, it is important to consider the benefits — and concerns — of this new virtual world we live in. Although opinions vary, many have tried to answer the question, “How much is too much … Continued

Virtual Ocean Camp

Introducing Pacific Whale Foundation’s Virtual Ocean Camp for children in grades 1-5! To continue bringing your keiki engaging educational content about the marine environment during summer break while remaining safe, we are taking Ocean Camp online.  You can sign your kieki up for week-long sessions, led by our professional educators, that each have a unique theme, like When You Wish Upon … Continued

PWF Education: Year in Review

Submitted by PWF Education Manager Robyn EhrlichWhat has our education team been up to this year? Well, we’ve had another successful year of our tried and true programs: Ocean Camp, Keiki Whalewatch, and now Plastic Pollution Solutions. We’ve also begun to work toward some new additions to our offerings, and have even more exciting things to look … Continued

Ocean Camp: Behind the Scene

Whether you’re a resident or visitor, Ocean Camp is a great way for your keiki to spend the day or the rest of the summer getting better acquainted with the marine ecosystems that surround us here on Maui! Open to children entering grades 1-5, each week centers around an ocean-related theme, and every day includes … Continued