Kulia Marine Science Club

Now Accepting 2018-2019 Applications!  Click HERE to apply.


The Kulia Marine Science Club is a free after-school program located at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology in Kane'ohe Bay.  This program is intended for 9th-12th grade students in the Windward Oahu area.  Participants will learn marine science research techniques and the ecology of Kane'ohe Bay through hands-on training, in-water activities, and excursions to other Windward sites.

Activities include:
  • Training in marine biology and marine science research techniques
  • Snorkeling exploration of Coconut Island's marine environment with certified lifeguards
  • Identifying marine vertebrates and invertebrates
  • An overnight camp-out at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
  • Connecting with peers, marine science students, and researchers
  • Participation in the first year of a long-term Smithsonian reef assessment survey
Who:  Students attending Windward Oahu high schools.  Participants should be able to swim and be interested in marine science. 
When: Wednesdays, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Dates: October 2018 through May 2019 (excluding holidays and school breaks)
Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Community Education Program
46-007 Lilipuna Road (street address)
P.O. Box 1346 (mailing address)
Kane'ohe, HI, 96744

Transportation:  Students should be dropped off at our street address, or arrive at the Windward Mall where they can be picked up by our shuttle van.
Enrollment:  Space is limited, so interested students are required to apply by completing the following steps:
  1. Complete online application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSH5jMpy8O5h9sSfD2ZeTYz1yoDlQunZZ8mTBsQ3Z3B1l5Cw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  2. Print the waiver forms located at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7v29WD7f-yqTWtjNl9FMFdkYmM/view?usp=sharing
  3. Print the media release and secondary waiver forms located at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7v29WD7f-yqZElIUko4UG14SzQ/view?usp=sharing 
  4. Have a parent / guardian sign all forms.
  5. Signed waiver forms may be emailed, faxed, mailed, or brought with you for your first Kulia Marine Science Club meeting.
Applicants who are selected will be notified via email.  Notification will include additional program information.  If you have questions or comments you can contact us a (808)235-9302 or email us at himbcep@hawaii.edu with "Kulia" in the subject heading.