Marine Science Club

Now Accepting 2019-2020 Applications!  Click HERE to apply.


The 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
  • Conducting and presenting marine science research
Who:  Students attending Windward Oahu high schools.  Participants should be interested in marine science and willing to get into the water. 
When: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 1:00PM
Dates: September 22, 2019 through May 2020 (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
  2. Print the waiver forms located at
  3. Print the media release located at
  4. Have a parent / guardian sign all forms.
  5. Signed waiver forms may be emailed, faxed, mailed, or brought with you for your first 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 with "MSC" in the subject heading.