Providing Southern California students with an exceptional whale watching experience for over 20 years!
Davey’s Locker’s whale watching school field trips offer year round opportunities to view whales, dolphin, sea lions, and many other marine animals from the safety of a large whale watching ship. Davey’s Locker’s educational team provides presentations touching on state educational standards, onboard narration, and post cruise activities to enrich the whale watching field trip experience for students from all different grade levels.
Davey’s Locker Whale Watching has served public schools, private schools and homeschool groups, & has provided students with an exceptional whale watching experience for over 20 years. Each year over 400 groups from the Los Angeles and the Southern California region come out on one of our whale watching trips. Whale watching cruises not only focus on viewing large whales & dolphins, but we cover the complete marine ecosystem, offering a unique learning environment that many students are exposed to for the very first time on one of our cruises.
Davey’s Locker Whale Watching strives to share our love of marine life with the public with the hope of spreading greater awareness of cetaceans and environmental stewardship of the ocean. Newport Landing provides a year-round comprehensive learning experience with an enjoyable, educational and engaging curriculum designed around the California State Board of Education’s standards for learning. Click below to find out how our fieldtrip experience can meet the science standards for your grade level.
Home School Whale Watching
Girl Scout & Boy Scout Whale Watching Trips
Our Whale Watching experience includes:
- A fieldtrip aboard one of our safe and insured vessels to potentially view whales, dolphins, sea lions and marine birds.
- Knowledgeable crew members on board the vessel to give information and answer questions about the sightings, boat and other related inquiries.
- Newport Landing is also offering the option for an onboard American Cetacean Society Naturalist to accompany your class out on the water to answer any questions, and entertain the students throughout the trip. *dependent on naturalist availability
- In class presentation with marine mammal artifacts by an American Cetacean Society Naturalist before your trip. *dependent on distance and naturalist availability
- Grade level appropriate curriculum packets that can be printed and used to brief students on what they may be seeing on their trip and how it connects with what they are studying (see links below).
- Post trip activity sheets that connect with state standards that may be printed and given to students as a follow up learning activity (see links below).
Jessica, Head of Marine Science Education
Jessica is our education coordinator and whale watching naturalist for Newport Whales. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and extensive hands-on experience in marine biology. Not only does she enjoy teaching others about the wonders of the ocean, but she spends much of her free time as a volunteer for several organizations working with marine mammals, penguins, and sharks just to name a few. She’s an avid S.C.U.B.A. diver, and our on-the-water educational programs have created a great platform for her to engage with youth, teach them about marine life and get them excited about our oceans. Who knew learning could be so fun!
Wesley, Marine Science Educator
Wesley is one of our whale watching naturalists and marine science educators at Newport Whales. Growing up in Boston, and receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Maine, she has a wealth of experience in marine research and has a passion for the outdoors. She is very happy to be on the water educating the public about the amazing whales we see here in Newport Beach!
Jill, Marine Science Educator
Jill joined Newport Whales after a 13-year career with the United States Coast Guard as a Marine Science Technician and a civilian employee. After working for environmental change at the policy and enforcement level, she decided the best way to affect change is through education. Jill has a dedication and passion for all things ocean-science, especially cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and is continuing her education in Marine Biology and informal science education at California State University, Long Beach.
Zach, Marine Science Educator
Zach joined our team of Marine Educators and Naturalists for Newport Whales in April of 2018. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from the California State University of Monterey Bay, and has his AAUS Scientific diver certification. Zach has spent his entire life in and around the ocean, developing a love and respect for marine life. He has used his knowledge to teach ocean science and conservation in Monterey, Long Beach, and Catalina Island, and he’s very excited to be teaching about the beautiful ocean wildlife of Newport Beach.