Whether you are a current volunteer at HIMB, looking to be one, or just a person interested in this unique place - consider taking the course below. I learn something new myself through the course each year.
The Best Kept Secret in Kāne‘ohe Bay: Moku o Lo‘e Continuing Education Course is pleased to announce that the class will be held again this fall for the 9th semester.
Moku o Loʿe, more widely known as Coconut Island, is home to the world-class marine science facility, the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB). The Best Kept Secret in Kāne‘ohe Bay: Moku o Lo‘e Continuing Education Course will explore the ecosystem-based science being conducted by HIMB and other partner scientists working in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, one of the world’s largest marine protected areas. Exploration of the science and management of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) will allow students to grasp the historical process of Monument designation, understand current management bodies and plans for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and develop a working knowledge of the science occurring in the Monument. Areas of focus include marine invertebrate ecology, marine acoustics, Hawaiian monk seals, invasive species, coral reef ecology and monitoring, marine debris, and ecosystem-based management. Classes will be held in the Marine Science and Research Learning Center on Coconut Island every Tuesday from 9 am to 12 pm. Each class will comprise of a one-hour lecture followed by a two-hour hands-on lab and discussion based on HIMB research. A 30 minute boat trip to the island will also be provided as course pick-up/drop off will be from Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor. To register please contact Windward Community College by phone (808) 235-7433 or online at http://windward.hawaii.edu/
Continuing_Education/Course_ Details.php?course=N10PD386 . For any questions pertaining to the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.