Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kilo Kai is a free science club for high school students of windward Oahu.  Kilo Kai was developed in partnership with the Pacific American Foundation to teach students about the Hawaiian ahupua'a system and how to apply modern science techniques to sustain our natural resources from mauka to makai.

​Due to COVID-19, most of our meetings will take place online.  If and when it is safe, 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. 

Students will have the option to earn up to three (3) college credits per semester, which will count as SCI 295 at University of Hawai'i system colleges and universities.

Activities include: 

  • Online weekly meetings with instructors at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

  • Learn how to snorkel safely and collect data underwater.

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

  • Learning to identify and quantify organisms and their environment.

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

  • Conducting and presenting group research.

  • Earn college credit for free!

Who:  Primarily students attending windward Oahu high schools.  Non-windward high school students and college freshmen may apply.
When: Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dates: August 30, 2020 to May 2021 (excluding most holidays and school breaks)
Where: Online.  Site visits for fieldwork may meet in the Kaneohe-Kailua area, or Kim and Jack Johnson's Farm.

To Apply:

  1. Follow the link to the Kilo Kai application form at

  2. Apply to the Pacific American Foundation's WIRED Program at

  3. One of the instructors will contact you with additional information including the zoom meeting address and password.

  4. If you don't hear from us within two days of submitting your application, please email us at with "Kilo Kai" as the subject.