designed for high school students and recent graduates
Applications for the 2013 summer program are now closed.
Are you a current or recently graduated Title I Hawai‘i high school student interested in marine biology? If so, this program might be for you!
HIMB will offer an advanced, inquiry-driven and experiential marine biology summer course that builds science and environmental literacy skills for Hawai‘i high school students and recent graduates. The goal of the program is to increase interest in marine science fields among students whose ethnicities are underrepresented in marine science majors at UH Mānoa. The program targets participation from students attending Title I schools with high proportions of native Hawaiian, Filipino, and other Pacific Islander backgrounds. The course will be located at Moku o Lo‘e (Coconut Island) in Kāne‘ohe Bay and utilize the expertise of HIMB researchers whose specialties demonstrate how human impacts and global change affect coral reef ecosystems. Topical content will be taught over a two week period, with appropriate emphasis placed on marine conservation, stewardship and sustainability. At the completion of the first two weeks of instruction, student teams will conceptualize and execute a ‘mini’ research plan over the following three weeks. Students will work both in the field and in the lab at HIMB from June 10th through July 12th, 2013.
The program will provide students with a meaningful and robust introduction to marine biology and scientific research, as well as an improved understanding of the connection between coastal resources and the effects of human impacts and climate change on coral reef ecosystems. Equally important, it will provide students with valuable skills in science literacy and communication, team work, leadership, and mentoring. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating students must be able to reside on the island of O‘ahu for the duration of the program; accomodations, transportation and supervision arranged independent of HIMB.
Download a program brochure.
This project is supported in part by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology, The Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity, Outreach College, and a grant from the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. DUE-1239733. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.