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March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

Save The Whales headed by Maris 1 and 2 Sidenstecker is using my song Make A Friend Out Of Me to bring awareness to the fight against whale slaughter. I have found their organisation to be reputable and of great impact in the war on whale slaughter and conservation. It is imperative they are given full support from the Government of the United Staes of America and their community. Sincerely Vinny Pop Australian artist musician singer

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

Witnessing their impact and achievements in the fight against whale slaughter

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No changes it is run honestly and above board and is urgently needed by the conservation of whales and dolphins movement

March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

We help the community understand how they can help out with the environment around us. By just doing a few small things we can make a BIG difference!

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I have experienced the results in by watching children become motivated.

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

Make it bigger so more people could hear their voice.

November 19, 2010

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November 19, 2010

I teach an upper-division service-learning course at California State University, Monterey Bay and students from my course have been working with Save the Whales for the past several years. Every one of my students who has worked with Save the Whales has expressed to me how much the organization has inspired them. Save the Whales provides them with a model of how to engage productively with communities, how to work with communities on fostering shared values, and how to promote shared values through effective community outreach, education, and engagement. This is an outstanding organization.

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See above.

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See above.

April 30, 2010

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April 30, 2010

I am currently a 5th grade teacher at the International School of Monterey, located on the Monterey Penninsula. For two years my students worked on projects with Save The Whales. It was an excellent opportunity for the students to learn about the importance of protectin the bay and our watersheds. Through the monthly stream monitoring program the students were able to use real scientific instruments and conduct real research. The students looked forward to the field outings. This is an excellent program that helps students see the value of science and how if affects where they live.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great, very committed and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many more students. especially students who come from schools that have limited resources.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 27, 2010

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April 27, 2010

I love volunteering with Save the Whales! The storm drain stenciling really helps to get the message out to people that our storm drains are really important. And if we keep our storm drains clean we can keep our oceans and waterways clean too. Their educational outreach programs are great too! I'm doing my capstone project with Save the Whales and one of their programs. The students seem to really enjoy the different programs that we have to offer. I would recommend everyone to volunteer with Save the Whales.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with kids and being able to spread the word about how important our oceans really are. The kids really seem to enjoy and understand the different programs that we provide them with. Adults really seem to connect with our public appearances also.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

Save The Whales is a very small non-profit with only part-time staff, but they have accomplished and continue to accomplish great things. As one example, their role in helping to stop the U.S. Navy in detonating

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that it is small and personal, yet so effective and far-reaching in its work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, positive, extremely well educated, and excellent teachers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

One of the service learning activities I've been a part of was participating as the leader for storm drain stenciling in Pacific Grove. A group of about 20 middle school children from the Monterey Peninsula were divided into 4 groups in order to go stencil certain sections of the city of PG. I was in charge of one of these groups along with other adult mentors. This was in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) from which these kids were associated with through a club membership. I felt the most successful part of this experience was the public education and public involvement components of this program. I felt these children have an increased awareness and understanding of storm water pollution prevention issues through participating in this event. Educating an audience, specifically children, enhanced my understanding of opportunities for promoting environmental and ecological justice in the real world.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

storm drain stenciling

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

Save The Whales is lead by very passionate people that are knowledgeable in all aspects of our oceans and marine life. Its an organization that has the ability to affect action on a worldwide level down to a local level. I've been involved on a local level helping to educate young people about water pollution and how we can all make a difference by education and changing our daily activities. STW has an awesome education program about urban runoff and marine organisms. After classroom presentations and activities, kids go out and stencil stormdrains further educating the community about urban runoff.

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I've heard kids talk about the award winning radio spots that were developed by the founder of STW. It was exciting to hear their enthusiasm.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the founders of the organization to watch it grow and change with the challenging times.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committing their lives to the success of this non-profit. They live the life they encourage from others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stop whaling altogether and implement an educational campaign that would change peoples lives and the future of the planet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

Also served on the Marine Sanctuary Foundation reviewing and evaluating various projects for funding. Save the Whales consistently provides the public, especially school groups, with accurate, age and cultural appropriate information and scientific date regarding sea mammals and the need for their protection. They are credentialed,dedicated scientists providing a much needed service by enlightening school children and the public.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have an adequate staff to enlarge the area of its service

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

The staff are wonderful people, dedicated to educating people on the connection of human actions to our rivers and oceans. Also commited to working with underpriveledged communities who usually to do not get this information. Hugely important program!

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

connecting people's everyday lives with our rivers and oceans.

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

More spanish speakers

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

great staff with an important message

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a wonderful impact on cleaning up our watersheds and ocean!

Ways to make it better...

Doing the Watershed model in Spanish would be very helpful to ESL students and adults.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, more funding, more staff = more outreach

One thing I'd also say is that...

Go Save the Whales!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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