We reach 2000+ kids a year with our educational outreach programs. Our education program director, Enrique de Luna, along with our team of educators introduce kids to whales and dolphins in the classroom and in the wild, sparking a lifelong connection to nature.
If you would like one of our educators to come to your school to give a presentation, contact us for more information! We’ve got whale songs, great videos, games and a variety of fun presentations and activities for your students to enjoy.
Kids in Nature
Despite living by the sea, the majority of kids in the municipalities of Zihuatanejo and Petatlan have never seen a whale or dolphin in the wild. (Visiting the delfinarium in Ixtapa is an activity that young children do participate in, instead.) We are passionate about getting kids out onto the water to meet their marine mammal neighbors in person. Every year, we take a minimum of 100 kids out to meet the whales and dolphins. The kids learn to collect scientific data on board our boat, listen for whale songs and dolphin whistles and if they are lucky, get to meet some of our whales and dolphins in person for the first time. This field trip naturally results in kids becoming more connected to nature and leading their families in making steps, such as the reduction of plastic use in their homes, that will help support the ocean’s health.
We have formed a reciprocal learning program between Whales of Guerrero and Kenya Marine Mammal Research & Conservation. We share a common strategy of inspiring and empowering coastal communities to become marine conservation champions through locally run and driven whale science, education and capacity building programs. By sharing and supporting each other in serving our missions, we are able to transmit and receive hard earned lessons learned to each other, avoid pitfalls, and extend our success to coastal communities around the world.