Save The Whales Inc

Rating: 4.89 stars   118 reviews

Address:

1192 Waring Street Seaside CA 93955 USA

Mission:

The purpose of the organization is to disseminate information to the general public as to the endangerment of whales and other species through literature, festivals, fairs and related activities and to support research and educational programs relating to the protection of these species.

Programs:

Education program provides outreach and education presentations to school classrooms with the use of hands on materials. Electronic newsletters are emailed once a month to members and subscribers. They contain articles on current environmental issues. Flyers, brochures and educational materials on current topics are provided by mail or email. A website is maintained to provide educational resources to people around the world. We answer emails, telephone calls and mail from people all over the world and from people across the country requesting information and children doing school reports on whales.

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www.savethewhales.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Save the Whales does valuable conservation work on many fronts. Their Whales on Wheels Programs do a fantastic job educating students with engaging hands-on lessons. The Save the Whales website educates the world by providing accurate and up-to-date information about different marine mammals and the threats to their survival. Furthermore, the dedicated staff of Save the Whales goes above and beyond when threats to marine mammals become critical. Some examples of this are the fight against the Navy’s Sonar Ship Shock proposals, the Save the Whales targeted programs to save the highly endangered Vaquitas, and numerous ocean pollution programs. The Save the Whales staff live and breath conservation. They put their hearts and souls into their work. They are effective advocates for the health of marine mammals, our oceans, and ultimately the health of all living things on our planet.

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2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am a science teacher and underwater videographer. The Save the Whales website serves as a great resource for students seeking information about different marine mammal species and about the things which threaten the health of these animals. I am impressed by the Whales on Wheels program which is inspiring students to get involved in the preservation of healthy ocean environments. While filming underwater in the ocean, I have been eye to eye with whales, dolphins and seals. I have had all of these animals look me in the eyes, and I have experienced their awareness. Huge whales have gently swam right next to me underwater and have shown no aggressive or threatening behavior towards me. Groups of dolphins have surrounded me underwater and have playfully clicked at me and twirled all around me. I have had mother gray whales bring their babies over to our boat so that we could reach down and gently rub their skin. I have seen these same whales roll on their sides to look up at us from underwater. I have been amazed and surprised by the behaviors of these animals and have come to appreciate how important it is for us to protect them. Save the Whales educates people about the splendor and beauty of these amazing animals and teaches how many of these animals are carelessly and not so carelessly being harmed or killed. I donate video footage to Save the Whales because I believe in their cause.

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

I have seen Save the Whales inspire students and I have seen Save the Whales take strong actions to protect marine mammals.

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

Help them to reach more students with their education programs.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Save the Whales is a fabulous asset to our community. They lead inspiring, engaging educational programs for school kids and for people of all ages. Their outreach presence enriches every event they are involved in. Maris is a community leader, who seeks creative ways to collaborate with other nonprofit marine groups. The group is responsive to community needs. The history of the organization is an inspiration in itself, with its grass roots beginning, that sends the message that one person and small groups of folks can make a big difference.

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My corporation participates in service projects led by Maris. Wonderful, empowering, team-building opportunities to make a difference in our local community.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

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

have an adequate staff to enlarge the area of its service

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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!

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

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

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

More spanish speakers

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?

2010-4-01

 
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I had Save the Whales make a presentation in my college course and a number of students who are passionate about education and the environment decided to volunteer in the STWs water quality educational program. My students loved it and learned quite a bit about water quality and educating disadvantaged youth.

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

The impact it had on my students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Save the Whales brought their Whales On Wheels educational program into my classroom on several occasions. I teach at-risk teens in an alternative public school setting. I was amazed to see how Whales On Wheels engaged my students with their hands-on environmental learning experiences. Everyone learned more about local ecology and environmental stewardship. This is a fantastic non-profit.

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

my classroom!

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

seeing my students, who are at-risk teens, engaged in learning about environmental stewardship.

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

inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Our Chapter has worked concurrently on projects including recently as two of the joint sponsors of the Viva Vaquita! website, a tool in the fight to save the Vaquita, a harbor porpoise that lives only in the north part of the Gulf of California. They have been great partners in the effort. Save the Whales' mission, as it relates to educating the youth of our world to the need for marine conservation in general and for whale conservation in particular is obviously key. Reaching the youth is the key to a successful future. The science on which their educational programs are based is sound and the overall need to restore the worlds oceans to a state where they can maintain their balance is well recognized. Save the Whales is doing an important job and targeting an important audience.

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

create a larger infrastructure to get the Save the Whales message out to more of the youth of America and the world. They could continue to make use of available technology to further enable a distance learning component. Existing programs could be furt

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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