Science Inquiry Programs for High School Classes & Students
The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology Education Program offers innovated education programming including inquiry-based field trips to Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island), summer training courses, research internships, and pre- and in-service teacher workshops. These opportunities are targeted for high school-level students and classes, however in some cases they may also be appropriate for recent high school graduates and early undergraduates.
Most of our educational programs are taught in the Marine Science Research Learning Center, an indoor-outdoor lab/classroom facility fully equipped with digital microscopes, laptops, and an integrated A/V system.
Walking Tours, Expedition to Moku o Loʻe, and Marine Science Overnights for School Groups
School groups from 4th-12th grade and visiting undergraduate classes have special rates for these half-day programs. Walking tours focus on a broad overview of HIMB research, hands-on activities, and stops at the invertebrate tanks and shark enclosures. The Expedition to Moku o Loʻe utilizes our new dedicated education vessel Ka Noelo Kai. Students collect plankton on the way across Kāneʻohe Bay, then complete two hands-on lab programs at Moku o Loʻe. Marine Science Overnights feature students building their own night plankton light traps, making a hypothesis, and collecting data.
For more information, visit the Community Education Program website.