Education

education team in the field with kidsPacific Whale Foundation strives to create and provide diverse science-based educational programs that engage the public. Each program is intentionally designed to promote conservation and advocacy.

We are committed to fostering and sustaining a relationship with educators by providing marine science enrichment based on national and local educational standards.

We offer a variety of field trips, including tidepool explorations, whalewatches, and hands-on marine exploratory science labs at our Ocean Science Discovery Center in Maui, Hawaii or onboard our floating classrooms.

We have education internship opportunities for students as young as 16 as well as students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. We also offer research internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Kids camp at the beach

During school breaks and throughout the summer, we offer the very popular Ocean Camp for students in grades 1 to 5. These day camps are fun-filled, science-based and activity-driven programs that engage children with nature and prepare them as ocean stewards.

For lifelong learners at any age, we offer Making Waves, a free lecture series to discuss and explore current issues in marine conservation. Other educational opportunities include the onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program offered throughout the year at Ulua Beach in Wailea. Whale Information Stations staffed by our certified Marine Naturalists are provided during whale season. These programs are great opportunities to get answers to all your marine life questions.  

One of our most significant educational efforts is through our award-winning ecotours. Nearly than 4 million people for almost 4 decades have participated in our onboard programs led by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists who provide opportunities to learn about ocean wildlife, whale research, and marine conservation.