Get Involved

Train to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor

All you need is a passion for whales and dolphins and to take an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor course, which will teach you everything you need to know to become a citizen scientist.
Train to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor
Train to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor

Survey whales, dolphins and porpoises as an ORCA OceanWatcher

We’ve designed ORCA OceanWatchers to enable everyone to collect data in a flexible way and will enable you to contribute to our conservation work via our bespoke surveying app. 

Book a Whale & Dolphin Sea Safari

ORCA partner with Brittany Ferries to offer our unforgettable Sea Safari trips each summer, taking lucky groups of passengers across to Santander to showcase some of the wonders of the ocean.
Book a Whale & Dolphin Sea Safari

Become an ORCA Ocean Conservationist

The heart of ORCA’s work

Working in close partnership with our friends at Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Caledonian MacBrayne, Ocean Conservationist spend a couple of weeks up to six months working at sea, meeting tens of thousands of passengers.

ORCA in Schools

Whale Education Month

Whale Education Month

Every October, schools across the country celebrate our wonderful whales, dolphins and porpoises by taking part in Whale Education Month.
Take your class to sea

Take your class to sea

ORCA offers schools, colleges and universities the chance to give students of all ages an unforgettable experience that will enrich their learning immeasurably.

Operating on ferries out of both Newcastle and Portsmouth, these trips combine ORCA’s background in citizen science with their experience of inspiring young people, showing them first hand conservation projects.

ORCA’s Whale Education Month

In October each year, hundreds of schools and thousands of students take part in ORCA’s Whale Education Month. This is an annual event with different topics each year. Although we encourage schools to deliver the materials in October, teachers can use the materials all year to inspire students about wonderful whales and dolphins.

Whale Education Month 2022

Celebrate World Wildlife Day with your class in 2021 (4th October 2021)!  Every October, ORCA produces a series of educational resources for schools and home educators.  These fun and interactive resources link in with the National Curriculum and provide students support in the topics of science, geography, maths and English. 

In 2022 the theme for Whale Education Month will be Adaptations and Evolution. The lessons will look at the amazing adaptations and extraordinary evolution of whales, dolphins and porpoises. 

Don’t forget, you can view all resources from past Whale Education Month lessons below.

Make a Small Change

ORCA's Make a Small Change campaign is your chance to make a difference. See how making just small changes to your behaviour can have a wider impact on the marine environment.


Due to the dynamic nature of our work, ORCA has a constantly changing range of vacancies.