TOPICS: EDUCATION

A Ho‘olaule‘a of Knowledges

A HO‘OLAULE‘A OF KNOWLEDGES On Friday, February 23, 2018 Hawai‘i Sea Grant’s Center for Integrated Science, Knowledge, and Culture hosted an evening of education and entertainment! Featuring keynote speaker Sir Tīmoti Kāretu, a champion of language and culture revitalization for ...

A Preview of Upcoming Episodes

In this special episode we preview some upcoming Voice of the Sea stories. We'll be learning about life in American Samoa and what makes it unique.  We'll meet people managing it's natural resources. Fom chiefs to ethnographers, who study the ...

Aloha Bowl

Hawaii Ocean Sciences Bowl, February 16th, 2019 On Saturday, February 16th, 2019, high school students from all over the state will compete in the Hawai'i regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), called the Aloha Bowl. The winning ...

An Intro to Voice of the Sea

In this special debut episode, we preview some of the stories we’ll tell this season on Voice of the Sea, including fishponds, beaches, Tara expedition, aquaponics, oysters, algae, and volcanoes — Season 1, Episode 1.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch ...

Aquaponics and Wind Turbines

We meet Maui visionary Tony Liserre who shows us his home aquaponics system and unique wind turbine system — Season 1, Episode 3.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on ...

Building Science Experiments

In this episode, we’re designing, building, and conducting underwater experiments to learn about macro algae, fish, and the reef’s interdependencies. — Season 3, Episode 12.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this ...

Building Super Corals

In this episode, we're at the Gump Research Station, on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, checking out the molecular lab. They're studying corals, fresh from the reef for long-term studies that will teach us about the future of ...

Cancer and Cone Snails

How the cone snails of Guam and corals of Palau are used in cancer research - Season 1, Episode 18. 30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional ...

Center for Marine Science Education Infographic

The Center Serves To: Build partnerships and enhance marine science education at all levels Connect scientists, teachers, students, and life-long learners Act as a repository and a point of initiation for new ocean science and ocean education projects Resulting In: ...

Collecting Data Aboard the Tara Oceans Expedition

We are back onboard the Tara to learn more about the research and crew of this ship— Season 1, Episode 6.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Additional Resources: IN THIS SECTION Select a ...

Coral Reseach on Moorea

In this episode, we learn about the importance of long-term marine reseach in a changing enviornment. Researchers from UC Santa Barbara have been studying the reefs in French Polynesia, on the island of Moorea, for over two decades. Their research ...

Corals in a Changing World

In this episode, scientist Ruth Gates talks about why corals are dying at alarming rates across the world. She explains the effects that coral reefs have on the food chain as well as the role science can play in trying ...

Crown of Thorns Invades Samoa

In this episode we visit the National Park in American Samoa with ecologist Tim Clark. We’ll be doing some underwater surveying, looking for outbreaks of the crown of thorns starfish, which is devastating reefs across the Pacific. Tim and his ...

Deep Sea Lab

We learn about the creatures of the deep sea and how we study them with oceanographer Jeff Drazen — Season 1, Episode 9.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on ...

Discovering Mokupapapa and ARMS

We tour the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo where we meet Virginia Branco and Patricia Richardson. Then we learn about Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) from Megan Moew — Season 1, Episode 12.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo ...

External Websites

The Environmental Protection Agency site on Green Infrastructure. This site contains information to help you build and learn about national partnerships.The National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network is a collection of outreach education programs across the U.S. that ...

Farming Fish

We check out the supersized aquaponics setup at Maui Aquaponics, where Ed Cichon and Chris Kiser show us how they grow talapia and lettuce in a pest and fertilizer free environment. We then tour UH Sea Grant Hilo's sturgeonfish and ...

Farming Oysters and Algae

We tour the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources center at UH Hilo where they grow oysters and oyster food — Season 1, Episode 7.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode ...

Fish Ears and Algae

We're in Guam looking at the bones in fish ears to determine their age.  Then we're studying algae. We'll check out some samples researchers have gathered and we'll learn why algae is so hard to classify. — Season 2, Episode 10.  ...

Fish Spawning Aggregations

Researchers Terry Donaldson and Pat Colin talk about fish spawning aggregations - elusive and amazing events — Season 1, Episode 19.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional ...

Food Webs of the Open Ocean

In this episode, Jeff Drazen, lead scientist of the Kilo Moana research cruise, explains how research is revising our understanding of what deep sea animals feed on. — Season 2, Episode 13.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on ...

Graduate Trainee Program

GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAM The Hawai'i Sea Grant Graduate Trainee program provided skills training to graduate students preparing to become scientists and coastal and ocean resource managers through opportunities to engage in outreach, science communication, and informal education. The goal of ...

Green Infrastructure Practices

Green infrastructures have a lot of benefits and can be implemented during construction or as retrofits. On this page you can browse summaries on green infrastructures practices. Rain Garden/Bioretention Area Bioswale Permeable Pavements Flow-Through Planters Green Roofs Loʻi Kalo Rain ...

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Summit

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Café Julia, Elizabeth Fuller Hall | 1040 Richards Street | Honolulu, HI Mahalo to all the speakers and summit participants! Full Program and Promotional Flyer (click on image)Press Release and Event Summary Notes (click on image)Additional ...

Hawaii Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook

As a coastal homeowner, have you ever wondered where to get technical, yet easy to understand information about minimizing erosion concerns on your property? Or as a contractor have you thought about how vulnerable your building is to a hurricane? ...

Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

Fourth Edition coming soon! The Homeowner's Handbook provides useful tips regarding readiness for natural hazards that may affect Hawaii. The Fourth Edition is in preparation but until it is published, the reader can go to the updated Third Edition (Version ...

How Fish help Corals Grow

In this episode, scientist Andy Brooks shows off his research in the beautiful waters of French Polynesia. Andy and his colleagues have mapped changes in the reefs of Moorea for over 15 years and are studying the effects of fish ...

Intertidal Algae and Invertebrates

In this episode, we’re learning about different types of algae and invertebrates with researchers from the OPIHI project, who are working with teachers and students around the state of Hawai’i to monitor the health of the intertidal environment — Season 4, ...

Jellyfish Lake

We meet research assistant Gerda Ucharm, who takes us to the world famous Jellyfish Lake of Palau. — Season 1, Episode 15.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube ...

Ka Pili Kai Fall 2016

Center of Excellence: Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience Center of Excellence: Marine Science Education Center of Excellence: Smart Building and Community Design Center of Excellence: Sustainable Coastal Tourism Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation To address the needs, ...

Ka Pili Kai Ho‘oilo 2018

Embracing knowledge from generations past and present: For our dedicated readers who have been receiving and reading our quarterly magazine for many years, mahalo for embarking on this new adventure with us and a big ʻohana welcome to all our ...

Ka Pili Kai Spring 2016

Humpback Whale Vocal Communications Between Mothers and Calves Wastewater’s Influence on Coastal Groundwater Quality and the Health of Coral Reefs in Maunalua Bay, O‘ahu Attack of the Drones: Characterizing Groundwater Discharge on Maui Using the Latest Research Tools Simulating Sea-Level ...

Ka Pili Kai Summer 2016

Hawai‘i ’s Water Resources Submarine Groundwater Discharge Water Resources Research Center Highlight: Dr. Aly El-Kadi UH Water Resources Research Center and Sea Grant Partner on $20 M Water Sustainability Project Increasing Access to Safe Drinking Water on Hawai‘i Island The ...

Ka Pili Kai Winter 2016

50 Years of Putting Science to Work for Coastal Communities O‘ahu Maui Hawai‘i Island Kaua‘i Pacific Region 50 Years of Putting Science to Work for Coastal Communities In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed The National Sea Grant College and Program ...

Life in American Samoa

In this episode, we journey to American Samoa to meet researchers, scientists, village chiefs, and everyday citizens to see how they're coping with a changing ocean.  We'll learn about the history, culture, natural resources, and challenges American Samoa faces from ...

Local High Schools Thunder Into University of Hawai‘i at Manoa For Aloha Bowl

February 1, 2018 (Honolulu, HI) – Most teenagers hope to spend the weekend catching up on sleep and spending time with friends. But this Saturday, students around the state will instead be putting their quiz bowl skills to the test ...

Longitudinal assessment: Our Project in Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal (OPIHI)

 Research Projects 2016-2018 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Kanesa Seraphin Co-INVESTIGATOR: Joanna Philippoff Graduate Trainee: Florybeth LaValle At the base of the watershed, the intertidal zone is affected by everything that happens upstream, from pollution to development. The intertidal is also vulnerable to threats such ...

Macroalgae Attack!

In this episode, we're in Cook's Bay, on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, checking out the reef study of PhD student Samantha Davis. Sammy is looking at the relationship between macroalgae and herbivores as macroalgae threatens to overwhelm ...

Managing Rose Atoll

In this episode, we learn about the pristine environment of Samoa's Rose Atoll with monument Manager Frank Pendleton. Frank explains his job as monument manager, working with scientists from across the Pacific to monitor the environmental health of Rose Atoll ...

Measuring Mercury in the Clean Room

In this episode, we're invited inside the cleanest room in Hawaii to see how scientists study pollutants in the food web. — Season 3, Episode 16.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch ...

Mercury and the Food Web

In this episode, we learn how scientists use isotope analysis to understand food webs and how organisms are interacting.— Season 3, Episode 15.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on ...

Mutualism on the Reef

In this episode, we're in French Polynesia, on the island of Moorea at the Gump Research Station. Scientists are discovering exciting new examples of mutualism on the reef. — Season 3, Episode 10.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo ...

Navigating the Hōkūle’a

In this episode we meet navigator of the Hōkūle’a Ka’iulani Murphy.  She shows us the fabled canoe, and explains her role onboard. We also learn from navigator-in-training Jason Patterson. — Season 2, Episode 11.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube ...

Navigation and Traditional Sailing

We meet traditional navigator Sesario Sewralur and traditional sailor Tim Gilliom and learn about finding your way across the ocean using only your senses. — Season 1, Episode 16.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE ...

Ocean Acidification and Snail Overpopulation

In this episode, we learn about competition on the reef and how large populations of snails are affecting coral growth in French Polynesia. — Season 3, Episode 8.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) ...

Onboard the Falkor: Mapping the Northwest Hawaiian Islands

In this episode, we're onboard the Falkor, a high tech research vessel that's just returned from mapping the bottom of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, revealing new information about the origins of Hawaii. — Season 2, Episode 16.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) ...

Onboard the Falkor: Whale Watching

In this episode, we tour the Falkor, the high tech research vessel exploring Hawaii's waters. We'll meet some of the crew, learn about their jobs, and check out the research program studying the effect of the ship's sonar system on ...

Ongoing Projects

Campus Spatial Survey and Integrated Planning Light Pollution in Hawaiʻi Delamping Initiative Forest City Military Community Energy Efficiency Monitoring Kuykendall Hall Water Resources Working Group ...

Open House of the Sea

We visit the SOEST open house to learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, waves, and the sounds of the sea. Meet Garret Apuzen-Ito, Ph.D. and Jonathan Weiss to learn about eathquakes, geophones, and seismic activity. Talk with Jared Marske Ph.D. to learn ...

Our Project In Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal (OPIHI): Examining change over time

 Research Projects 2018-2020 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Joanna Philippoff Co-INVESTIGATORS: Heather Spalding, Craig Nelson Graduate Trainee: Florybeth LaValle Although a culturally and ecologically important ecosystem, the intertidal is vulnerable to climate change, species invasions, overharvesting, and land-use practices. However, the intertidal zone of ...

Our Tiny Worlds

In this episode, we’re creating tiny ocean replicas to better understand how climate change will affect coral reefs—and to see what reefs may look like in the next century. — Season 3, Episode 9.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this ...

Palau’s International Coral Reef Research Center

In this episode we tour Palau's International Coral Reef Research Center.  Researcher Adelle Lukes shows us around the aquarium and mangrove exhibit, the extensive coral collection, fish measurement system, and research equipment they use to study sea grass. — Season 2, ...

Palau’s Endangered Animals

We learn about the endangered sea mammal, the dugong, and the endangered and beautiful shorebirds of Palau — Season 1, Episode 17.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube ...

Pauley Seminars in Sustainability

PAULEY SEMINARS IN SUSTAINABILITY The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program periodically hosts speakers of the highest distinction through invitations to present a Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability. The University’s most prestigious seminar series honors the Edwin ...

Polynesian Voyaging Canoes

In this episode, we’re talking with voyaging canoe builders, navigators, and captains from Hawaii and Micronesia: Ka’iulani Murphy, Sesario Sewralur, and Tim Gilliom. These heroes share their stories and pass on knowledge to the next generation — Season 2, Episode 18.  ...

Preserving Palau

In this episode we explore how a changing ocean is impacting this island nation — Season 1, Episode 14.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional Resources: IN ...

Quality and Quanitity

Strategically placed Green Infrastructure (GI) Best Management Practices (BMP) can go a long way towards managing stormwater runoff from a water quality and flood mitigation perspective. As the development of urban and residential areas increases, so does the generation of ...

Restoring a Hawaiian Fishpond

We meet Kimokeo Kapahulehua and learn about the restoration of Maui’s Ko’ie’ie Loko I’a — Season 1, Episode 2.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional Resources: IN ...

Sammy’s Reef

In this episode, we're back in Cook's Bay with graduate student Samantha Davis studying how Moorea's reefs recover from massive die-offs while other reefs around the world are not recovering. Perhaps the Moorea reefs will offer insights for maintaining reef ...

Saving Hawaii’s Beaches

We meet coastal hazards specialist, Tara Owens, on Maui to learn about beach restoration programs and what we can do to save our beaches — Season 1, Episode 4.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE ...

Science Journalists at Sea

In this episode, students in the COSEE Journalist at Sea program go to sea on the Kilo Moana Research Vessel. They join the science expedition and report back on the important work being done there, as well as what life ...

Scientists at Sea

In this episode, we meet the researchers and crew onboard the Kilo Moana scientific research vessel.  We'll get a sense of what it's like to go to sea on a research cruise and check out the jobs and equipment onboard ...

Sea Urchin Disaster

In this episode, we look at the dramatic decline in the sea urchin population along Moorea's eastern reefs. Researcher Stella Swanson takes us out in the field as we look for evidence of what caused an entire species to be ...

Shark and Tuna Tagging

In this episode, we're on Coconut Island on Oahu to check out the latest in shark and tuna research. We'll investigate the types of high-tech tags used for tracking these large predators as they swim across the ocean. — Season 2, ...

Stella’s Sea Urchins

In this episode, we meet researcher Stella Swanson's and learn about her sea urchin study in French Polynesia. Stella and her colleague snorkel the reefs of Temae, on the island of Moorea, gathering corals for analysis and setting up fish ...

Strange Fish of The Deep

In this episode, researchers give us a peek at the strange, and sometimes very little fish, of the deep sea as we learn about the importance of these fishes to the overall ocean food web. — Season 3, Episode 19.  30 ...

Studying Samoan Culture

In this episode we talk to ethnographer Micah Van Der Ryn of the Samoan Studies Institute.  Micah explains what it is to be an ethnographer as he catalogs the legends, history, and customs of everyday life in Samoa. We’ll also ...

Surf Forecasting

In this episode, we meet legendary surf forecaster Pat Caldwell. Pat has been predicting ocean conditions in Hawaii for 30 years. Pat explains the most important factors in predicting waves. He'll explain rouge waves, tsunamis, and the dynamics of wave ...

Suspended Particles in the Ocean

In this episode, researcher Hillary Close takes us through the process of using chemical isotope analysis to uncover secrets of the ocean food web hidden in tiny, suspended particles. — Season 3, Episode 17.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this ...

Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI)

Teaching science as inquiry means teaching science as it is practiced. In this form of learning, content is both an end goal as well as a framework for knowledge construction. By testing principles and connections through the generation and interpretation ...

The Global Tara Oceans Expedition

We tour the famous traveling science experiment ship called the Tara and meet its crewmembers. — Season 1, Episode 5.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional Resouces: ...

Tools and Resources

The Hawaiʻi LID Atlas is a collection of alternative stormwater management practices currently installed across the state. The Atlas is hosted by the National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network and the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Program. It ...

Tracking Lava Flows with the USGS

We meet USGS geologists, Matt Patrick and Tristan McDonald, on the Big Island who show us what it is like to track an active lava flow, and then we head to the lab to learn how scientists, Julia Hammer, Thomas ...

Translating Hawaiian Newspapers

In this episode, we’re learning about the translation of Hawaiian Language Newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. We take a look at the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation with Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier and his team, ...

Under the Waters of Palau

In this episode, we dive the world famous reefs of Palau, considered to be one of the best scuba destinations in the world. We meet world class underwater videographer Nick Martorano, who shares the secrets of filming underwater. — Season 2, ...

Upcoming Episode Special

In this special episode, we preview some of the upcoming stories on Voice of the Sea, including Palau's jellyfish lake, endangered animals, underwater photography, cone snails, navigation, traditional sailing, surf  forecasting, chasing sharks, tagging tuna, and more. (Note some of ...

Voice of the Sea “Learning from Experts Across the Ocean” Promo 2017

A television show highlighting ocean and coastal scientists and cultural experts from Hawai‘i and the Pacific has been running continuously since January, 2014, and airs on KVFE, The Home Team (Channel 5 and 1005) on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. The ...

Voyaging Experts Talk Story

In this episode, we go onboard three historic voyaging canoes—the Hōkūle‘a, the Alingano Maisu, and the Moʻokiha o Piʻilani. We’ll learn about the equipment, materials, and crew members onboard to see what makes each canoe unique. — Season 2, Episode 19.  ...

What is Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management?

The UH Sea Grant's Center for Smart Building and Community Design (SBCD) began this site with the goal of educating a wide range of community members on the benefits and uses of green infrastructure (GI). Community planners across the nation ...

Zooplankton in The Deep Sea

In this episode, we take a look at zooplankton—tiny ocean animals—with researcher Cecilia Hannides and learn how she studies zooplankton samples. — Season 3, Episode 18.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch ...