Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Marine Science Club is a free after-school program, developed in partnership with the Pacific American Foundation located at the Hawai'i 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: 

  • Meeting weekly at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Coconut Island

  • Training in marine biology and marine science research techniques

  • Hands-on experience with cutting edge technology and fieldwork techniques

  • Snorkeling exploration of Kane'ohe Bay with certified lifeguards

  • Learning to identify and quantify local marine life

  • An overnight camp-out at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

  • Networking with peers, marine science students, mentors, researchers, managers, and educators

  • Conducting and presenting group research.

Who:  Students attending Windward Oahu high schools.  Participants should be interested in marine science and willing to get into the water.  
When: Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dates: September 22, 2019 to 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 

  2. Print the Teacher Reference Report 

  3. Print the waiver forms

  4. Have a parent / guardian sign the Teacher Reference Report and the waiver forms.

  5. Have any teacher or counselor complete the Teacher Reference Report.

  6. 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 with "Marine Science Club 2019" in the subject heading.

Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Center for Community Education

46-007 Lilipuna Rd

Kane'ohe, HI 96744

Tel: (808) 235-9302