Pacific Whale Foundation podcasts now available on Apple Podcasts!

Episode 8:  Talk Story about our PWF #GivingTuesdayNow Mini Auction Event

May 7, 2020

Special Events & Development Coordinator Caitlin Miller joined PWF in 2019 to oversee our Keiki Whalewatch program, International Coastal Cleanup Day and the full suite of annual Maui Whale Festival events. An avid conservationist and nonprofit champion, Catilin is here today to talk story with Marketing Director Kelly McHugh-White about our #GivingTuesdayNow Mini Auction (pacificwhale.org/auction). Enjoy getting to know Caitlin!  

Episode 7: “The More We Give, the Happier We Feel: Meet PWF Volunteer Lorna VanKirk”

April 22, 2020

Episode 6: “The People Who Make it Work – Meet the Board of Directors”

April 13, 2020

Here, Marketing & Development Director Kelly McHugh-White speaks with the Foundation’s Board of Directors about their personal inspiration to volunteer for this global mission as well as their collective effort to ensure the work continues through this global pandemic.

Episode 5: PWF’s Marine Debris Research: What We Know + Where We’re Going

April 8, 2020

Despite being the most isolated island chain in the world, Hawaii consistently struggles to control marine debris. Our research study evaluates mitigation measures and compares the efficacy of policy measures to that of education and outreach programs. Here, PWF’s Chief Biologist Stephanie Stack interviews Chief Scientist Jens Currie about this study. 

Episode 4: Born to Teach: Meet PWF Heroes Nina Johnson + Juls Joachim

April 3, 2020

PWF’s Kelly McHugh-White talks story with members Nina and Juls, retired teachers from Texas who now live on Maui where they regularly enjoy pristine views of humpback whales. Their passion for education paired with their interest in all things whale — from RETHINK’ing single-use plastics to volunteering with our citizen-science research projects — makes them exemplary heroes that we can all learn a thing or two from! Please enjoy.  

Episode 3: PacWhale Eco-Adventures Explained

March 27th, 2020

As a social enterprise owned 100% by nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation, PacWhale Eco-Adventures operates to help fund our global research, education and conservation work. Here, operations directors Blake Moore (Maui) and Andrew Ellis (Hervey Bay) explain how this model works. 

Episode 2: A Voice For Whales – A Discussion With Selket Kaufman

March 26th, 2020

A film created over the course of two years by PWF staffer and acclaimed photojournalist Selket Kaufman, the 20-minute piece tells a story of hope and of “standing up for what you believe in, no matter the odds,” according to the filmmaker, who traveled to Tonga, Slovenia, Australia and the continental US to interview, friends, colleagues and people who knew him best to help tell the story of founder Greg Kaufman.

Episode 1: Meet Conservation Warrior Woman Shelby Serra

March 24th, 2020

In today’s PWF Podcast, Marketing Director Kelly McHugh-White talks story with Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra about RETHINK, COVID-19 and turning off the faucet. Shelby’s passion stems from her knowledge of how humans impact the delicate, interwoven ocean ecosystem. She coordinates environmental outreach and conservation messaging for the Foundation, identifies sustainability goals and assists with marine debris research studies.  

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.