Virtual Whale Watch

in Southeastern Pennsylvania











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 an hour by car from Horsham PA 19044.



  (preschool & kindergarten 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 K-6 students can participate in an exciting and informative



The VIRTUAL WHALE WATCH allows the students to simulate the experience of Hawaiian whale watching right from their seats. Through 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 songs of humpback males. Actual whale specimens are available to see and touch. And we have a naturalist on board to explain what we're seeing and answer our questions. We learn about cetacean types, habitat, migration, and feeding behaviors. As we return to the harbor, we sing a song or two accompanied by a ukulele.


If your gym or large room is available we can inflate a 45 FOOT LONG HUMPBACK WHALE!! They will be amazed to see the actual size of this whale up close. If the group size is fewer than 36, and if space permits, students can go inside the whale.

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

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 students, click here: KIDS

(Up to 35 students) $250 one-hour program
$100 each additional program (same site/same day).
(36 to 80 students) $350 one-hour program
$200 each additional program (same site/same day).
(81 to 100 students) $550 one-hour program
$300 each additional program (same site/same day).
Fee may be negotiable for need.
A travel fee 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


After the WHALE WATCH, hands-on interest centers
extend learning for students. These may include:

Cetacean Station: About whales.
60 Second Scientist: Theories to explore.
Save a Whale: Ideas for conservation.
Fluke ID: Matching whale tails.
Think Big! Baleen, bones, & cetacean sizes.
Sea Survival: A whale migration game.
Whale Cafe: A marine food web.

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or if you have questions, click HERE

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