Living for the Moments

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

The Journey

by Jessie Williams As we continue further into our trip on Oahu with Ocean Matters, the journey never stops. On Wednesday, we visited the Marine Mammal’s Pen, which featured Kina, the only false killer whale in captivity. Kina was a delight to meet and showed her broad array of amazing tricks. We also got to […] 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

Rain, Rain Go Away!

It has been six days since our plane landed, and we have yet to see the sun! Tropical storm weather has made it hard for us to collect our research and dive this week, but we have been troopers. We completed at least one dive a day, battling currents, winds, and even fire worms! On […] Read More