Posts by Monica Pepe

Momma whales, Monica, and mountains, oh my!

As the coordinator of WDC’s At the Helm of Conservation programs, I’m proud to say that our Whale SENSE program is turning 10 years old this year! I was chatting with our Whale SENSE partners in the NOAA offices both in Massachusetts and Alaska and we were brainstorming the best way to celebrate this huge…

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The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Long Island on offshore wind development projects. You could say I was “blown away” (I’m a sucker for a good pun) by the number of people involved in the workshop-over 180! While we were primarily focusing on the wind farms planned for development off the coast of New…

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WDC meets Volvo Ocean Race

One of the programs I spend a lot of my time working on is our sailing outreach program Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales. The overarching goal of this program is to empower sailors to use safe boating practices to reduce disturbances and injury to whales, as well as to their sailing…

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Education Programs in the Eastern Caribbean Making a Difference

I can recall many profound moments during my time with WDC, but by far some of the most impactful moments happen when you see children’s faces in awe after learning about whales.  In New England, I’ve presented conservation messages to thousands of students, and in the past few years we’ve been able to reach students…

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Wale im Kopf #3 – Das US-Büro von WDC

WDC vermittelt weltweit faszinierendes Wissen über Wale und Delfine und begeistert Jung und Alt für diese ganz besonderen Meeresbewohner. Im Sommer 2016 wurde WDC für sein Engagement mit dem ASCOBANS Bildungspreis ausgezeichnet, ein wertvolle Anerkennung für unser jahrelanges Engagement. Mit fünf internationalen WDC Büros und einem Delfinbesucherzentrum in Schottland erreichen wir ein breitgefächertes Publikum und…

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Education With A Porpoise #3- An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education initiatives. …

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Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales

As WDC North America’s Conservation and Education Manager, I spend a lot of my time working on outreach projects to educate children and adults about whales and dolphins.  One of my favorite roles is educating boaters about operating safely around whales.  For the past five years I have worked on programs for commercial whale watching…

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