We work primarily with high school level students and classes, as well as with recent graduates and early undergraduates. Our mission is to create educational pathways for the next generation of Hawai‘i’s ocean scientists, managers, and stewards. To this aim, HIMB offers innovative education programming including inquiry based fieldtrips to Moku o Lo‘e, summer training courses, research lab internships, and a telepresence technology program to explore the coral reef habitats of Kāne‘ohe Bay. 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 integrated A/V system.

If you are interested in tours of HIMB or hands-on activities for upper elementary and middle school classes, contact the HIMB Community Education Program.

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Students collect marine invertebrates along the Moku o Lo‘e shoreline.

Students sort through marine algae to find and identify invertebrates.