Ocean Career Quest Application

The goal of the Ocean Career Quest program is to introduce Maui middle school students to careers in marine science and ocean conservation. In this immersive five-day program, participants will be introduced to the basics of marine science, ecology, and conservation, along with experts and potential career paths.

This application is designed to allow us to get to know our potential participants. No previous experience/interest in marine science is necessary for participation. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Camp program.

    Application Form

    To apply you must be:

    • Currently in 6th–8th grade and living and/or going to school on Maui
    • Able to attend all days of the Ocean Career Quest program (October 3–7, 2022; 8:30am to 3:30pm; Ma‘alaea Harbor)
    • Curious about careers in marine science and ocean conservation
    • Enthusiastic to expand your knowledge and try new things

    If you prefer to hand-write your application, please click here to download the application; if you prefer to record your responses to the application questions, you may record and send audio or video responses. Hand-written or video/audio applications can be returned by e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to Robyn Ehrlich, 300 Ma‘alaea Rd. Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793.

    Please respond to each of the following questions:

    What grade are you in? (Check one)

    Have you ever attended Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Camp program? (Check one)

    a. If yes, please share a little bit about your experience at Ocean Camp

    Have you ever been on a boat before? (Check one)

    a. If yes, how many times? (Check one)

    b. If yes, for what purpose (snorkeling, whale watching, ferry, fishing, other)?

    Personal statement:

    a. Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself. This can include your hobbies, your favorite subject at school, or anything else you’d like us to know about you.*

    b. What do you hope to gain from participation in the Ocean Career Quest program?*

    Guardian statement:

    a. Please tell us why you wish for your child to participate in this program.*

    Contact information:

    Hawaii Visitor Update

    Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.