ABOUT WHALE TALES
Over the last 11 years, Whale Tales has raised more than $575,000 for whale research and reached tens of thousands of people, including thousands of local schoolchildren. All proceeds from the Whale Tales event are distributed to selected beneficiary organizations and students to support whale research in Hawaii through the Whale Tales Beneficiaries Program.
Partnering with Whale Trust as a Whale Tales sponsor emphasizes your commitment to the future of our oceans.
Whale Tales is an esteemed marine-science event among whale researchers and enthusiasts around the world. Corporate and individual sponsors are critical to bringing this world-class event to Maui each year. Your sponsorship is an investment in the ongoing research and education efforts that inform long-term management and conservation programs.
Use the links below to read more about Whale Tales 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities and BenefitsONLINE | PDF Donate Online
Learn the latest findings on marine mammals around the world including right whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bowheads. Hear from world-renowned scientists about the effects of human activities on marine mammals and view stunning underwater photography and videography of whales in their natural environment each afternoon.
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FRIDAY | FEBRUARY 16TH
DR. JOHN FORD Marine Mammal Scientist
MARTY WOLFF Fine Art Photographer
CHRISTINE GABRIELE President, Hawaii Marine Mammal Consortium
SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 17TH
DR. JIM DARLING Research Biologist and Co-Founder, Whale Trust
FLIP NICKLIN Contributing Photographer, National Geographic and Co-Founder, Whale Trust
DR. KATE STAFFORD Principal Oceanographer,
University of Washington
KATHY MORAN Senior Editor of Natural History,
National Geographic Magazine
RALPH LEE HOPKINS Director of Photography, Lindblad Expeditions
SUNDAY | FEBRUARY 18TH
DR. ROSALIND ROLLAND Director of Ocean Health and Senior Scientist, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life
DR. SCOTT KRAUS Vice President and Senior Advisor, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life and Chief Scientist, Marine Mammals
ED LYMAN Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
DR. JOSEPH MOBLEY Researcher and Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
JILL MICKELSEN Hawaii Whale Research Foundation
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
Hands-On Science, Art, and Technology Activities with Special Guests and Local Conservation Organizations and Film Screenings
Big Pacific as featured on PBS
MacGillivray Freeman’s Dream Big: Engineering Our World
PO Box 243
Makawao, Hawaii 96768