Our purpose is to educate children and adults about marine mammals, their environment and their preservation.

Save The Whales (STW), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1977 when Maris Sidenstecker II was 14 years old, and focuses on educating the public, especially children, about marine mammals and the fragile ocean environment.

Thus far, STW's has educated over 275,000 students.

1. Save The Whales strongly believes children, the future of the planet, need to be empowered and know that their actions can promote change.

2. Education is the key to saving whales, oceans, and ourselves.

3. Stop the killings, captures, bombing, noise and pollution that continues to threaten these peaceful creatures.