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Review for Save The Whales Inc, Seaside, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The students in my class all have special needs. My classes have ranged from 2/3 combos to 2/3/4 combos. Currently my students are in the 3 and 4th grades. WOW has bringing their programs to my schools for the past 3 years. The caliber of instruction, hands on experiences and high interest subject matter has made an enormous impact on the students over the years. Students have enjoyed learning about the watershed, the Whale of a Rhythm , the Sea Turtles and Sea Otters Programs. They have become so much more appreciative of their environment and most importantly their responsibility regarding the environment. They are definitely making a connection regarding their actions and the impact they can make in protecting our marine life. Please! Please! help this wonderful program continue by making donations!

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

I would not change anything!

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served

Review for Pegasus Voyages, Albany, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

People who participate in this program are introduced to the history of the bay. They understand the importance of their actions on the fragile ecosystem of our oceans and how this translates into their daily lives. They learn about navigation and how important teamwork is to the smooth running of a ship and well as in life. Students are given a unique view of their surroundings from the bay. They experience the power of the ocean through tides and currents.

I travel more than 100 miles each way in order to volunteer on this project. THAT is how important I think the lessons learned from this experience can be.

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

i have witnessed beneficiaries of this program return to help younger participates and develop into leaders with a strong sense of purpose and integrity.

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

There would be even more opportunities for participants over week ends.

Role:  Volunteer & I have help visitors to Pegasus understand the workings of a sailing vessel and assisted them in learning about safety, teamwork and an appreciation of their surroundings.

Review for Save The Whales Inc, Seaside, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

This organizations brings wonderful hands on information to students and teachers alike regarding the roles these wonderful creatures play in our environment. Even more importantly the program generates respect for these giants and demonstrates in tangible ways how individuals, schools and other groups can work to help our environment by maintaining a healthy ecosystem for our whales.
My students were given their first exposure to whales, their roles and how to work toward helping to save our whale population. Most of my students have never been to the ocean despite living less than 25 miles away. They had no idea of the way whales hear and the tuning fork demonstration was very personal. They valued the opportunity to see the types of food eaten and to actually touch whalebone was thrilling for them. I highly recommend the program and have actively worked to bring it to my school for all third graders to experience.

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

I have seen how my students have become more committed to protecting the environment, in order to provide a healthier environment for the whales. Students have shared their experience with their families and other students throughout the school.

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

I would provide even more education for elementary school children.

Role:  Client Served & I help organize all the third grade classes in our school's participation and provided the venue where the presentation could take place.

Review for RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching), San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Outstanding resource! I am a special needs teacher who travels more than 45 miles each way to make use of the creativity and generosity of the persons who make this resource possible. Just this last visit I was able to add a laptop to my classroom, which otherwise would never have been possible. I love the "hands on" incredibly well priced teaching tools.

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

the enthusiasm my students have for using their learning tools.

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

open satellite stores or establish a mobile version to reach more educational organizations.

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

The enthusiasm and helpfulness of the staff

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

Extremely helpful and warm.

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

reach a broader audience.

Ways to make it better...

I ddid not have to travel so far to reach this resource.

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

continuing to gain meaningful donations and persons to staff and run the organization.

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

I am continuously astounded by the creativity of the staff.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & I shopped there.