Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Marine Science Investigations at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology: What are YOU doing this summer?

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

July 13-17, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology at
Coconut Island

himb labLearn concepts in investigative marine science in an unbeatable setting. The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island) in Kāneʻohe Bay is a world-renowned marine research institute with a diverse range of research programs.
You’ll participate in hands-on activities while developing and testing hypotheses under guided mentorship from HIMB faculty, staff and graduate students. Topics covered will include plankton, open water sampling, invertebrate identification, marine bioacoustics, reef observations, sea urchin fertilization, fish embryonic development, and ocean acidification. Daily activities will be a combination of laboratory and field components.

Note: There is no parking at HIMB; students must be dropped off and picked up at Lilipuna Pier.

himb oceanParents/guardians must sign a waiver release and medical consent form for participating students. Participation requires walking at least one mile over uneven, partially paved or gravel road, up and down small hills, and the ability to enter and exit small rocking boats unassisted. The course will be outdoors where participants may be exposed to direct sunlight, wind, and rain. Parts of the course will involve in-water activities, so competence in the water is required (swim skills will be assessed prior to any in-water activities) and snorkel gear will be needed (mask and fins).
For:  Students currently in grades 9–12
Maximum class size:  20 students
Fee:  $425

About the Instructors
Malia RiveraMalia Rivera, PhD, is an associate faculty specialist at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB). Her research background is in marine population genetics and terrestrial invertebrate systematics. Most recently, Malia has developed a unique education program in marine science inquiry at HIMB, focusing on high school and early undergraduate students nearing or at the transition to college careers.

Mark Heckman

Mark Heckman, MEd, is an marine science education specialist at HIMB. He currently leads the HIMB Community Education Program, which serves a wide audience from community to school groups 5th grade through college level. Past Education Director of the Waikiki Aquarium, he has developed field programs on topics ranging from shark and ray tagging and tracking to night plankton ecology.

To learn more about the program and sign up for this summer, visit the Science in Action page here.

Casey Breslow

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