Oahu, Hawaii, March 24-April 2, 2019

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Coconut Island is the home to the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and the prototype for Gilligan's Island.

Coconut Island is the home to the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and the prototype for Gilligan’s Island!

Our Pacific Program on Coconut Island, Oahu, Hawaii: Coral Reef Ecology and Hawaiian Culture! 

Please note: this program is full for March 24-April 2, 2019; instead please see details about our Caribbean Program on Utila, Honduras, July 27-August 3, 2019.

High School students (ages 15+) are invited to join us March 24-April 2, 2019 in Oahu, Hawaii to help address challenges facing the health of the coral reef and learn about solutions, including:

  • trash and marine debris
  • effects of warming waters
  • coral reef monitoring
  • promising research on coral resilience

Ocean Matters is partnering with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) of the University of Hawaii, located on the private island of Coconut Island off of Oahu. Ocean Matters students from the mainland will be joining Hawaiian students for this cross-cultural marine science through service adventure.

Classes and labs are all held at the world class Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, the largest marine research facility in the United States, where students will get a front-row seat to University of Hawaii’s faculty, labs, and research. Learn about the impacts of warming waters on marine life and what can be done about coral bleaching.

The cultural heritage of Hawaii, which offers rich clues to sustainable practices, is a featured centerpiece of this program. We’ll learn about and visit Hawaiian native fish ponds, learn about celestial navigation from a member of the Hokulea boat; hike through the rain forest to the source of the water with a native elder, and spend an evening with a native Hawaiian story teller.

For details on our Pacific Program in Coconut Island, Oahu, Hawaii see our downloadable FAQ by clicking the brochure thumbnail below or ask for details to be emailed to you.

 

Hawaii FAQ

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