Each winter since 2006, world-renowned marine scientists, photographers, filmmakers and conservationists join Whale Trust Maui for Whale Tales, an annual marine science and education event, to collaborate and share the latest in whale and dolphin research.
The four-day event features benefit whale watches with the experts each morning and engaging afternoon presentations. All proceeds from Whale Tales support whale research and education in Hawai’i. In ten years, Whale Tales has raised more than $500,000 for whale research, education and conservation efforts and reached more than 15,000 people, including over 3,000 Maui students who have participated in the Whale Tales Education Program.
The 11th Annual Whale Tales will take place this year from February 24th through February 27th at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. In addition to an incredible lineup of presentations, Whale Tales 2017 highlights include:
• A family day on Sunday, February 26th featuring the IMAX film Humpback Whales and a whale watch for families with Whale Tales presenters.
• Maui premiere of the new IMAX film, National Parks Adventure by McGillivray Freeman Films on Sunday, February 26th. This is the only chance to see this film on Maui.
• Whale Tales Art and Education Expo featuring local artists and NGOs, with hands-on education stations for children and families to learn about whales and their environment.
• A guided SUP tour, “Paddle for the Whales”, on Thursday, February 23rd, with Jodelle Fitzwater and Miranda Camp.
Admission is free to attend presentations and the Art and Education Expo ($20 suggested donation is encouraged), but registration is required. Benefit whale watches and ocean activities will be held throughout the weekend starting at $50. All funds raised at Whale Tales support whale research, education and conservation efforts in Hawai’i.
Visit WhaleTrust.org for a schedule of activities, registration information and program updates.
Whale Tales 2017 is hosted by Whale Trust Maui and made possible thanks to the generous support of Pacific Life Foundation, One World One Ocean Campaign by MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Makana Aloha Foundation.
Image Credit: https://whaletrust.org/