Living in the Moment

by Kristen Beidelman, age 17, Holliston, Massachusetts This is Kristen Beidelman’s video of her experience on our 2017 Pacific Program at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology on Oahu, Hawai’i. Let us tell you more about Ocean Matters and our marine conservation through service adventures. Read More

A Marine Conservation Compass

by Laura Parker Roerden Last summer’s cinema blockbuster Finding Dory has rightly set off alarms in the marine conservation community against an anticipated spike in blue tang sales for private aquaria, which would decimate wild coral reef populations. But there is a deeper conservation message, simmering just below the film’s surface (if you will pardon […] Read More

1, 2, 3. . . Seahorses!

by Laura Parker Roerden (May 16, 2014) Our Ocean Matters team is on our way to Honolulu to meet a group of high school-aged students from Florida to do a seahorse count project and help remove invasive mangroves. We will be at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Coconut Island, the island that was […] Read More

Ocean Matters is Going to Hawaii!

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii This coming May 2014, Ocean Matters will be piloting a new week-long project with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Coconut Island. Working in Hawaii will round out our offerings, giving students a wide array of choices for studying […] Read More