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April 15, 2013
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April 15, 2013
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This was an excellent presentation. Tom is an engaging, knowledgeable presenter who really knows how to talk to kids. His presentation was hands-on and fast paced. My students waled away ready to be stewards of the earth!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 11, 2013
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March 10, 2011

Save The Whales provided wonderful, hands on classroom presentations for the 3rd graders at my school in Salinas, CA. Those presentations were useful in making connections to, not only science standa... more

April 11, 2013
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My 3rd grade students have always enjoyed Tom's hands on presentations. The presentations I've participated in engage kids on all levels. The visual media, auditory component, movement activity, and the hands on objects he brings are fun. Kids even get to dress up as a sea creature. After the activities the kids generate very detailed meaningful writing. What more can you ask for?

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A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 10, 2011

Save The Whales provided wonderful, hands on classroom presentations for the 3rd graders at my school in Salinas, CA. Those presentations were useful in making connections to, not only science standards and social studies standards, but to math and language education as well. Many of my students live in low income neighborhoods and do not get out much due to crime in the area. Save the Whales brought the ocean and its wildlife to them, which helped enhance student's learning and understanding of articles we had read in class. Best of all the writing in my classroom was meaningful and wonderfully detailed.

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my classroom of all English Language Learners.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide opportunities for other teachers to receive education programs.

April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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Save the Whales does a great job with their presentations! Both Maris and Tom are very knowledgeable and do a wonderful job with both the watershed model and the turtle presentation. The kids really love Tom, who is known on our campus as "Tom the Turtle Guy." The hands on materials involved in each presentation bring the material alive, and the slideshows have all kinds of great videos and images.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 11, 2013

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April 11, 2013

The presentation was age appropriate, hands on and rich in content. Tom was great at engaging the kids and they learned a lot. I highly recommend Save the Whales for any elementary school aged kids who are studying the ocean ecosystem.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 11, 2013

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April 11, 2013

Tom came to our elementary school and did two different types of presentations. The first was all about otters and geared to 1-3 grades. He did an additional presentation for our 4-5 graders on sea turtles. All of the children loved his presentation. Not only did they learn facts about these amazing creatures but he inspired all of the children to protect these animals. Recycling and reducing was a big topic and he gave great ideas that the kids could do to support their community. It inspired the children to think outside the box and specifically come up with solutions with the "garbage island" between continental USA and Hawaii.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 22, 2012

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1 previous review
March 21, 2011

I'm a teacher at a charter school in Watsonville, CA. Tom from Save the Whales came and spoke about ocean mammals to my oceanography class. He did a great job and I've invited him back this year. more

March 22, 2012

Tom, the presenter from Save the Whales, came into my high school Oceanography classroom and gave a great presentation on Marine Mammals. He kept the students' attention for over an hour with plenty of hands on studff to look at and an interesting slideshow.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 21, 2011

I'm a teacher at a charter school in Watsonville, CA. Tom from Save the Whales came and spoke about ocean mammals to my oceanography class. He did a great job and I've invited him back this year.

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I'm a teacher at a charter school in Watsonville, CA. Tom from Save the Whales came and spoke about ocean mammals to my oceanography class.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not charge for presentations.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

I have attended several classroom presentations by Save The Whales. What impressed me most is the sincere caring for environmental stewardship that the volunteers shared with the children. The presentations were engaging and hands-on. I feel that their message to children is both educational and hopeful for the future of our planet.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

classroom settings

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have Whales on Wheels available to more schools for marine education.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

The Save the Whales presentation my fourth grade class received was great. They learned about problems and solutions that related to their every day life when they learned abvout their local water shed. The students still talk about the cool water shed model and the dolphin species that recently became extinct.

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Having a local organization that brings the ocean to students' front door and contact with a "real scientist" has affected my students in thinking of the more ways they can affect the world.

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I think if Save the Whaleso reach whole family (moms and dads) that would be very powerful.

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

Tom has done an awesome job presenting to the students I work with. Tom has presented for El Sausal, North Monterey County, and La Paz Middle Schools. The students definitely learn a lot, and have fun with the watershed model. We hope to keep working with Tom, and have him present to the next group of students.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the YMCA

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing, they do a great job!!

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

Tom presented whale protection programs to 76 third grade students at Mission Park Elementary School during the 2010-2011 school year. The students continue to talk about the informative, hands on programs. Students are concerned about their ocean and tell others about keeping harmful items out of storm drains. They didn't like the underwater noise pollution and want to protect whales. Tom is great with the kids, presents lessons at their level, and involves them in hands on activities. All 3 third grade classes enjoyed his presentations.

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The students have learned that there are many types and sizes of whales, and that all whales are important.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The program is excellent.

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