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MARINE SCIENCE CLUB

Every Sunday (excluding Holidays): 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.

​Regular meetings will occur at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology on Moku o Lo‘e (Coconut Island). Field trips to Windward Oʻahu sites may include loʻi kalo (taro farms), loko iʻa (fish ponds), streams, reefs, and coastal areas around Kāneʻohe and Kailua.

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: January 23, 2020 to May 2021 (excluding most holidays and school breaks)
Where: ​Regular meetings will occur on Moku o Lo‘e (Coconut Island). Field trips to Windward Oʻahu sites will include loʻi kalo (taro farms), loko iʻa (fish ponds), streams, reefs, and coastal areas around Kāneʻohe and Kailua.

To Apply:

  1. Apply to the Pacific American Foundation's WIRED Program at https://www.thepaf.org/wired-sign-up/

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

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