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Education

To work with educators and community members by serving as an educational resource

To develop and provide marine and conservation science resources to schools and educators.

To promote the awareness of the importance of a healthy marine ecosystem.

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Elementary Education (K-5)

We are currently developing curriculum and books for an integrated literacy and science program.

  • We believe that children deserve engaging, authentic and informative books when they are learning to read.

 

  • We believe that learning about the natural environment brings joy and a deeper understanding of the world.

 

  • We believe that science informational books for children should provide a direct link to the results, practices and discoveries of scientists currently working in each field.

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Middle & High School Education

We have partnered with the New Bedford Whaling Museum to create a curriculum unit for Middle School Science.  

  • To reinforce key scientific concepts and practices related to the physics of waves for MS students. 

  • To engage MS students in an authentic and engaging curriculum related to the biology and conservation of whales.

  • To pilot digitized sound archives to increase the availability and  usefulness of the New Bedford Whaling Museums educational resources for middle school teachers and students.

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Community and Adult Education

We created a model Marine Naturalist Training Program titled MELE- Marine Educator and Learning Experience.  This program provided training for tour operators and marine naturalists in West Hawaii and focused on the conservation of Kealakekua Bay.  It was funded by a grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.  The project developed and piloted curriculum and outreach materials.