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Whale Quest at Kapalua
Schedule of Events

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FRIDAY
7:00-9:00am
Whale Watches Departure information TBD
2:00-2:45pm
"Adventures From the Deep - My Life with Whales"
Chuck Nicklin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Emmy Award winning cinematographer and photographer, Chuck Nicklin shares stories and original footage shot from his adventures around the world with whales. Chuck will take the audience on an underwater journey with whales that began in the early 1960s and continues today.
3:00-3:45pm
"Swimming with Whales : Humpback Whale Behavior from an Underwater Perspective"
Jason Sturgis
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Want to see what a breach looks like from underwater, or what whales really do when they are under the surface? Jason’s skill and passion for documentary filmmaking will become evident when you see the spectacular footage he has shot and edited of humpback whales off Maui in recent years.
SATURDAY
7:00-9:00am Whale Watches
Departure information TBD
8:00-8:45am "Walkin' and Talkin' - In Search of Whales"
Linda Nicklin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
During this one-hour exploratory walk, Linda will guide visitors on a search for humpback whales while exploring some of the natural history of the north shore of Maui.
9:00-9:45am "How We Learn About Whales and People with Yellow Research Flags"
Flip Nicklin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Flip shares stories and pictures of his work with researchers from around the globe and here in our own backyard of Maui, Flip will enlighten and entertain you with how work behind the scenes gets accomplished.
10:00-10:45am "The Maternal Instinct - From Birthing to Nurturing"
Mark Ferrari & Deborah Glockner-Ferrari
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Through a compilation of video and photographs, the Ferrari’s will introduce you to some of the most fascinating discoveries that their research has revealed about Daisy, Yoga and many of the other adult female humpbacks and calves that they have come to know while working here in Hawaii.
10:00am-2:00pm Interactive Educational Center
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Pre-Function Area
Whale Activities for Kids
Photo and Art Exhibits featuring marine artists including sculpture, Randy Puckett
11:00-11:45am "Song of the Humpback Whale"
Jim Darling
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
You won’t want to miss some of the startling discoveries that Dr. Darling and his team have made about the nature and behavior of humpback whale singers and the complex and ever-changing songs that they sing.
1:00-1:45pm "Adventures From the Deep - My Life with Whales"
Chuck Nicklin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Emmy Award winning cinematographer and photographer, Chuck Nicklin shares stories and original footage shot from his adventures around the world with whales. Chuck will take the audience on an underwater journey with whales that began in the early 1960s and continues today.
2:00-2:45pm "The Not So Gentle Giants"
Dan Salden
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Although humpback whales are often described as gentle giants, Dr. Salden will show you that not all whales, especially adult males that have come to Hawaii to mate, are created equal. With stunning underwater images taken by the HIWRF team, Dr. Salden will share some of the exciting discoveries that his team has made about the breeding behavior of humpback whales.
3:00-3:45pm "Humpback Whale Survival: Status and Threats in the North Pacific"
Dave Mattila
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
While reviewing the status and population of humpback whales in the North Pacific, David will delve into some of the most pressing threats facing humpback whales today.
4:30-6:30pm VIP Maui Jim Whale Watch Fundraiser
SUNDAY
7:30am Charity Golf Tournament
The Plantation Course
Call (808) 669-8870 for reservations
7:00-9:00am Whale Watches
Departure information TBD
9:00-9:45am "How to 'Shoot' a Whale"
Flip Nicklin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
In this talk, Flip will take you behind the lens to see what is involved in shooting a story for National Geographic Magazine.
10:00-10:45am "The Art of Sharing Whales with the Public"
Linda Nicklin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Linda, a Certified Interpretative Trainer and Instructor from the National Association of Interpretation, will tackle the challenge of interpreting science and what we are learning about whales for the general public.
10:00am-2:00pm Interactive Educational Center
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Pre-Function Area
Whale Activities for Kids
Photo and Art Exhibits featuring marine artists including sculpture, Randy Puckett
11:00-11:45am "So You Want To Be On the Cover…of National Geographic"
Kathy Moran
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
Kathy will take us behind the scenes to share the involved and intricate process of selecting photographs for stories and covers of National Geographic Magazine.
1:00-1:45pm Topic TBD
David Griffin
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
2:00-2:45pm "Adventures of a Whale Writer (not Rider)"
Doug Chadwick
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
From his perspective as a best-selling natural history writer and author, Doug will take audiences behind the scenes and into the field sharing some of his adventures with whales and the diverse group of researchers that study them.
3:00-3:45pm "What the Fluke are Whales Singing About Anyway"
Chris Moore
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Amphitheater
The National Bestseller, Fluke, gave Chris an insider’s perspective on what goes on in those little research boats in Maui’s waters and some comical insights into what still eludes behavioral biologists today - why the fluke are those humpback whales singing anyway? You will know why the New York Times and Washington Post sing Chris Moore’s praises in this hilarious and witty wrap-up to Whale Quest Kapalua.

 

 

For more information, write or call:
Kapalua Events Management
500 Kapalua Drive
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
1-866-669-2440
808-669-2440