Virtual Whale Watch

FOR PRESCHOOLS/KINDERGARTEN
in Southeastern Pennsylvania


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FAQ's

Q. Program length?
A. One hour (plus 50 minutes set-up/clean-up).

Q. What type of room?
A. Gym, classroom, or resource room. For multiple programs, we set up in one room and each class comes there. We can set up the life-size whale in your gym!

Q. What equipment should be provided?
A. An electrical outlet and as large a space as possible.

Q. When is payment due?
A. On the day of the program.

Q. How far will you travel?
A. Up to one hour by car from Horsham 19044.

TEACHERS: A FIELD TRIP THAT NEVER LEAVES THE CLASSROOM!!

  (elementary teachers click here)
    
If you have a unit on oceans, mammals, Hawaii, the environment ... OR ... if you just want a very cool program, your Mid-Atlantic children (toddlers to K) can participate in an exciting and informative

VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH

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The VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH allows the children to simulate the experience of Hawaiian whale watching right in the room. Through drama and multi-media, we sail out of the harbor and into the open ocean. Along the way we find sea creatures, encounter dolphins, then spot behaviors of great whales. A lifesize whale tail appears! We hear sounds. And we have a naturalist on board to explain what we're seeing. As we return to the harbor, we sing a sea song accompanied by a ukulele. Fun hands-on followup activities are described below.

BRING A WHALE TO SCHOOL!!

If you have a gym or VERY large room available, we can inflate a 45 FOOT LONG HUMPBACK WHALE!! Kids will be amazed to see the actual size of this whale up close. If the group size is fewer than 36, and if space (& behavior) permits, children can go inside the whale.

To enable students to "dive deeper", we add DISCOVERY CENTERS described below. There is a separate program for elementary school.

Over 100,000 children have enjoyed the VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH since 2001!

BACKGROUND: For over thirty years my parents photographed whales and served as research assistants for The Center for Whale Studies in Maui. Until 2011 (age 90), my mom photographed whales from boats for three months of the year. I have been teaching children in various capacities for many years and have logged over 1,500 whale watch and research outings in Hawaii, New England, California, and New Jersey. Professional affiliations have included: The Center for Whale Studies, National Marine Educators Association, Society for Marine Mammalogy, Hawaii Ocean Project. I have PA clearances for working with children.

To see photos, click here: PHOTOS

To read comments from teachers, click here: TEACHERS

To read comments from kids, click here: KIDS

COST:
(Up to 35 students) $250 one-hour program
$100 each additional program (same site/same day).
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(36 to 80 students) $350 one-hour program
$200 each additional program (same site/same day).
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A half-hour TODDLER PROGRAM can be added ($75 - up to 20 children)
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Fee may be negotiable for need.
A travel expense may apply outside southeastern PA.
The program cannot be presented in facilities with more than 4 steps and no elevator.

Interested? To schedule a program or ask a question click HERE or . . .

send an email: Susan (southeastern PA) ... CONTACT .
  

WHALE DAY.. it's BIG !!!

   Our Whale Watch:

Pretend Whale Watch
See sea creatures
Hear dolphins and whales
See a BIG! whale's tail
We hold whales
Whale songs with the ukulele
W is for Whales/D is for Dolphins
Dolphin dance


   Play & learn activities: (may include)
Design a whale tail
Colorful sealife puzzles
Whales in the water
Whale puppets & stuffed whales
Lego/Duplo blocks: Underwater adventures
Felt playboard
Whale & dolphin "climb-ons" ... undersea tunnel
Creature costumes
Whale movie

LIFE-SIZE INFLATABLE WHALE (optional...for very large rooms)

(Note: The presentation may include any or all of the listed activities.)


Preschool Presentations


(* = repeat presentations)

ABC Academy
Metuchen,  NJ

*Abington Presbyterian Nursery School
Abington,  PA

*Adath Jeshurun Camp Kitov
Elkins Park, PA

All My Children
Perkasie,  PA

*All My Children
Souderton,  PA

*Ambler Weekday Nursery School  
Ambler,  PA

*Ardmore Presbyterian Church Nursery School
Ardmore, PA

*Ardsley Day Care Center
Ardsley, PA

Bala House Montessori
Bala Cynwyd, PA

*Beth Or Nursery School
Springhouse, PA

*Blue Bell Montessori School
Blue Bell,  PA

*Bright Horizons
Phoenixville,  PA

Bucks County Head Start
Warminster,  PA

*Chelten Baptist Church Preschool
Dresher, PA

*Cherry Hill Nursery School
Princeton, NJ

*Chesterbrook Academy
Chalfont, PA

*Children´s Beginning
Conshohocken,  PA

*Children´s World Learning Center
Newtown, PA

*Christ´s Lutheran Church Preschool
Oreland, PA

*Clarke Pennsylvania Auditory/Oral Center
Bryn Mawr, PA

*Come Little Children
Kulpsville, PA

Community College CDC
Philadelphia,  PA

*Congregation Or Ami Nursery School
Lafayette Hill, PA

*Country Oaks Day School
Trumbauersville,  PA

*Creative Play
Toughkenamon, PA

*Crossroads Country Day School
Warrington, PA

Curiosity Corner Learning Center
Parkesburg,  PA

Discovery Tree
Drexel Hill, PA

Discovery Years
Hamburg, NJ

Discovery Years
Vernon, NJ

Duckrey School
Philadelphia,  PA

First Friends
New Britain,  PA

*Flager Early Learning Center
Yardley, PA

*Footsteps Academy
King of Prussia, PA

Friendship House Child Care Center
Hatfield, PA

*Gateway School
Wynnewood, PA

Gerstadt Play & Learn
Abington, PA

*Glenside-Abington UMC Nursery School
Glenside,  PA

*Glenside UCC Nursery School
Glenside, PA

*Goddard School I
Blue Bell, PA

*Goddard School II
Blue Bell, PA

*Goddard School
Chalfont,  PA

*Goddard School
Chester Springs,  PA

*Goddard School
Doylestown,  PA

*Goddard School
Enola,  PA

Goddard School
Exton,  PA

*Goddard School
Horsham, PA

*Goddard School
King of Prussia, PA

*Goddard School
Malvern, PA

*Goddard School
Montgomeryville, PA

*Goddard School
Quakertown, PA

*Goddard School
Sanatoga,  PA

*Goddard School
Royersford, PA

*Goddard School
Schwenksville,  PA

*Goddard School
Skippack, PA

*Goddard School
Strafford, PA

*Goddard School
West Goshen, PA

*Good Beginnings Preschool
Doylestown, PA

*Gutman Early Learning Center
Mandell Campus for Jewish Education 
Melrose Park, PA

*Gwynedd Friends School
Gwynedd, PA

*Happy Days
Worcester, PA

Heritage School
Wayne, PA

*Hey Diddle Diddle Day School
Fort Washington,  PA

Hilltop Preschool
Line Lexington,  PA

*Hobbit House Preschool
Gwynedd Mercy College
Spring House,  PA

*Holy Redeemer Hospital CCC
Meadowbrook, PA

*Horsham Montessori School
Horsham, PA

*Huntingdon Valley Nursery School
Huntingdon Valley,  PA

*Jenkintown Day Nursery
Jenkintown, PA

Jenkintown Playground Project
Jenkintown, PA

*Judy Sare Preschool
Bensalem,  PA

*JUMP Preschool
Jenkintown, PA

*Just Children
Bensalem, PA

Just Children
Langhorne, PA

*Just Children
Philadelphia, PA

*Just Children
Trevose, PA

*Kehillah Early Learning Center
Wallingford, PA

*Kiddie Academy
Collegeville, PA

*Kids Kare
Royersford, PA

KinderCare
Bristol, PA

KinderCare
Collegeville, PA

KinderCare
Horsham,  PA

*KinderCare
Lansdale, PA

*KinderCare
Malvern,  PA

KinderCare
North Wales, PA

King of Kings Lutheran Preschool
Fairfax, VA

*Kol Emet Preschool
Yardley, PA

LA Petite 
Lansdale, PA

*Lackawana County Children´s Library
Scranton,  PA

*Lane Montessori School
Ardmore, PA

*Lane Montessori School
Broomall, PA

*Lane Montessori School 
Wayne, PA

*Lane Montessori School
Wynnewood, PA

*Lansdale Montessori School
Lansdale, PA

*Lansdowne Montessori School
Lansdowne,  PA

Launfal Camp
Swarthmore College,  PA

*Launfal Preschool
Villanova and Wayne,  PA

*Lehman Christian Nursery School
Hatboro,  PA

*Lenape Valley Presbyterian Preschool
Chalfont,  PA

*Let´s Imagine
Willow Grove,  PA

*Little Lambs
Dublin, PA

*Lower Bucks Children´s Center
Bristol, PA

*Magic Years
Bala Cynwyd, PA

*Magic Years at Baldwin School
Bryn Mawr,  PA

*Magic Years at Harcum College
Bryn Mawr,  PA

*Magic Years
King of Prussia, PA

Magic Years
Lansdale, PA

Main Line Montessori School
Bryn Mawr, PA

*Main Line Reform Temple
Wynnewood, PA

*Malvern School
Downingtown, PA

Malvern School
Erial, NJ

*Malvern School
Frazer,  PA

Malvern School
Glen Mills, PA

Malvern School
Horsham,  PA

*Mavern School
King of Prussia, PA

Malvern School
Malvern,  PA

*Malvern School
Newtown Square, PA

Malvern School
Royersford, PA

*Malvern School
West Norriton, PA

Merion Mercy Child Care Center
Merion, PA

Montessori School
Morrisville,  PA

Mother Goose LLC
Lansdale, PA

Mulberry Child Care & Preschool
Allentown,  PA

Mulberry Child Care & Preschool
Collegeville, PA

*Mum's Christian Preschool
West Chester, PA

*New Horizons Montessori School   
Fort Washington, PA

*New Life Church Preschool
Glenside,  PA

*Ohev Shalom of Bucks County
Richboro, PA

*Oreland Presbyterian Nursery School
Oreland,  PA

*Overbrook Presbyterian Preschool
Philadelphia, PA

*Play & Learn
Ardmore,  PA

*Play & Learn
Bryn Mawr, PA

*Play & Learn
Fort Washington,  PA

*Play & Learn 
Green Lane, PA

*Play & Learn
Hatboro, PA

*Play & Learn
Lansdale, PA

*Plumstead Christian School
Chalfont, PA

Porch Day Care
Erdenheim, PA

Prudential Back-Up Center
Fort Washington, PA

*Reformation Lutheran Church Nursery School
Media,  PA

*Reformed Church Nursery School
Willow Grove,  PA

*Royersford Baptist Nursery School
Royersford, PA

*Samuel Paley ELC
Philadelphia, PA

Schoolhouse
Flourtown, PA

Seedlings Learning Center
Chalfont,  PA

*Shipley School
Rosemont, PA

*Shir Ami Early Learning Center
Newtown, PA

*Short Stuff
Audubon,  PA

Short Stuff
Collegeville,  PA

*Short Stuff
Plymouth Meeting,  PA

St Christopher´s Nursery School
Gladwyne, PA

*St. David School
Willow Grove, PA

*St. David Nursery School
Wayne,  PA

*St John´s Nursery School
Kutztown, PA

*St John´s Nursery School
Sellersville, PA

*St. Lukes´s Little Lambs
Dublin,  PA

*St. Matthews Weekday Preschool
Maple Glen,  PA

*St. Paul´s Nursery School
Glenside, PA

*St. Thomas´ Preschool
Whitemarsh, PA

*Sonshine Child Care Center
Drexel Hill, PA

Step-by-Step Learning Center
Lansdowne, PA

Step-by-Step Learning Center
Morton, PA

*Stepping Stones
Hatfield, PA

*Supplee Presbyterian Church Nursery School
Maple Glen, PA

*Temple Beth Hillel Preschool
Wynnewood, PA

*Temple Beth Sholom
Cherry Hill, NJ

*Terri Lynn Lokoff Early Learning Center
Ambler,  PA

The Schoolhouse Learning Center
Warrington,  PA

*The Schoolhouse Learning Center
Warminster, PA

*Time for Tots Child Development Center
Allentown, PA

*Time for Tots Child Development Center
Buckingham, PA

*Time for Tots Child Development Center
Warminster, PA

*Time for Tots Child Development Center
Philadelphia,  PA

*Tot Time Child Development Center
Fort Washington, PA

*Tot Time Child Development Center 
Mount Laurel, NJ

*Tot Time Child Development Center
Philadelphia, PA (Allegheny Ave.)

*Tot Time Child Development Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA

Trinity Cooperative Nursery School
Swarthmore,  PA

*Triple C Nursery School
Quakertown, PA

*Twin Acres
Trappe, PA

*Upper Gwynedd Child Learning Center
Upper Gwynedd, PA

*Waldron-Mercy Academy
Merion, PA

Warwick Childcare Center
Pottstown,  PA

*Wayne Presbyterian Nursery School
Wayne, PA

Wee Care Early Learning Center
Langhorne, PA

Welcome Lane Sonshine Center
Feasterville, PA

West Chester UMC Preschool
West  Chester,  PA

*West Point Child Learning Center
Lansdale, PA

Whitemarsh Montessori School
Blue Bell, PA



To schedule a VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH PROGRAM at your school, camp, library, etc.,
or if you have questions, click HERE

E-mail: Susan (southeastern PA) ... CONTACT

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