Special Events & Development Coordinator Caitlin Miller joined PWF 6 months ago to take on our Keiki Whalewatch benefit, International Coastal Cleanup Day, and the full suite of annual Maui Whale Festival events. She is an avid conservationist and nonprofit champion and is here today to talk about our current #GivingTuesdayNow Mini Auction (pacificwhale.org/auction)
"I don't think it is about how much Pacific Whale Foundation has changed over the years, but how much PWF and its mission and has changed me! I am impressed by how admirably the Foundation has risen to thrive during this difficult time – working in an IT environment, it’s wonderful to see the positive communication and embracing of social media - and all that the world of technology provides to enable the world to connect."
Here, Marketing & Development Director Kelly McHugh-White speaks with the Foundation's Board of Directors about their personal inspiration to volunteer for this global mission as well as their collective effort to ensure the work continues through this global pandemic.
Despite being the most isolated island chain in the world, marine debris is a consistent problem in Hawaii. Our research study aims at evaluating mitigation measures and comparing the efficacy of policy measures to that of education and outreach programs. Here, PWF's Chief Biologist Stephanie Stack interviews Chief Scientist Jens Currie about this study.
PWF's Kelly McHugh-White talks story with Members Nina and Juls, retired teachers from TX who now live on Maui, where they have a pristine view of humpback whales. Their passion for education paired with their interest in all things whales - from RETHINK'ing single-use plastics to volunteering with our citizen-science research projects - makes them exemplary heroes that we can all learn a thing or two from! Please enjoy.
As a social enterprise owned 100% by nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation, PacWhale Eco-Adventures operates to help fund our global Research, Education and Conservation work. Here, operations directors Blake Moore (Maui) and Andrew Ellis (Hervey Bay) help explain.
A film created over the course of two years by PWF staffer and acclaimed photojournalist Selket Kaufman, the 20-minute piece tells a story of hope and of “standing up for what you believe in, no matter the odds,” according to the filmmaker, who traveled to Tonga, Slovenia, Australia and the continental US to interview, friends, colleagues and people who knew PWF founder Greg Kaufman best.
In today’s PWF Podcast, Marketing & Development Director Kelly McHugh-White talks story with Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra about RETHINK, COVID-19 and shutting off the faucet. Shelby’s passion stems from the delicate, interwoven ocean ecosystem and the human impacts that are affecting those systems. She coordinates environmental outreach and conservation messaging for the Foundation, identifying sustainability goals, and assisting with marine debris research studies.