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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Marine Science & Oceanography, Protection of Endangered Species, Technology, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: The mission of DARLING CETACEANS is to educate children of all ages about marine mammals, the marine environment; be a leading resource for marine mammal scientists and researchers; and to increase the amount of information known about marine mammals species.

Geographic areas served: United States of America with outreach programs, with world reach via internet

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alyssa16

Board Member

Rating: 5

Darling Cetaceans has assimilated to the Great Lakes region by forming lasting relationships with other local organizations to implement educational projects. Events and presentations concerning marine mammals effectively engage children of all ages to help highlight local connections to the marine world. Educators with Darling Cetaceans offer excellent factual instruction, with a focus on ensuring that students understand the importance of stewardship to the overall health of our waters.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every year Darling Cetaceans helps promote education to students and the community alike by bringing their program to classrooms, scouting and community events nationwide! They bring the exciting world of marine mammals to areas where children might not ever come into contact with them. In doing so, they inspire future generations to join conservation efforts to protect marine mammals and the environment at large. Every Earth Day I look forward to taking my children to community events and without a doubt, their favorite exhibit is always Darling Cetaceans!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure to volunteer for a non profit organization called Darling Cetaceans (DC) for a few years and it is certainly more than just Dolphins and Whales!

Within those fun few years I was expanding the public knowledge about marine mammals and environmental stewardship. We had various informational booths and hands on activity games for the children to engage in to grasp the concept of learning about marine mammals and the environment year round. Not to mention parades at the Muskegon lakeshore and working with the local Girl Scouts and helping them earn a scout badge that DC has created. DC offers outreach programs as well. The company website is a great tool for students in high school or in college, or rather anyone that wants to look up information on certain marine mammal.

DC is fun to volunteer for. Not only do you get to learn about marine mammals and the environment, but also you have the satisfaction of seeing the wonder in a child’s eye as they point to a Norwal tusk at your booth as they ask what that is. When you tell them their eyes fill up with wonder and the questions start flowing.

As the years went on I thought I was the one who was doing all the teaching to the public but on the contrary DC was teaching me how to be more patient and a better citizen in my community. I have so many fun memories with DC and I encourage anyone who wants to get involved with their community contact DC to volunteer. Its an awarding experience you will never forget!!

Jennifer D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that comes to your classroom with great hands on materials. Where else could you touch a dolphin skull and a narwhal tusk while sitting in your desk at school. DARLING CETACEANS provides the link of the enviornment with your classroom and link it to the environment no matter where you live. The ocean meets your classroom no matter what.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Darling Cetaceans has led 2 education programs for events I have organized. The information and teaching style is excellent for the children they lead. They provide visual and interactive activities for children to understand their part in the global community. The efforts of Darling Cetaceans to educate the public about our oceans are to be highly commended and encouraged in the water 'crisis' of this century. These leaders are passionate about the environment and seek any opportunity to contribute to keeping our world 'green.'

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud co-founder of this amazing organization, as well as an active Board Member and Lead Educator! In the past 9 years, DARLING CETACEANS has done more than anyone thought it could, and on a very limited budget. It has educated children & adults with unique, hands-on programs across the USA & helped people appreciate marine mammals across the globe. This organization is an asset to stranding networks, researchers and environmentalists because it highlights their work and fosters understanding of the general public.