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CENTER FOR MARINE SCIENCE EDUCATION
The Sea Grant Center of Excellence in Marine Science Education is dedicated to building partnerships that enhance marine science education at all levels

PROJECTS

Accessible Professional Development (TSI Aquatic)

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 ...

Exploring Our Fluid Earth Curriculum

Exploring Our Fluid Earth CurriculumThe text and activities in the Exploring Our Fluid Earth curriculum are based on the philosophy of Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI), which was developed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Curriculum Research & Development ...

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

PI: Kanesa Seraphin
This project revisited the Hawaiian intertidal zone, last studied over a decade ago, to document, monitor, and assess changes in species compositions due to factors like climate change, coastal development, and the spread of invasive species. The project trained and mentored undergraduate students as interns, for college credit, gaining important, required hands-on research experience. By engaging these students as well as community members in this place-based research, 48 comprehensive surveys were completed across the state, with preliminary results suggesting the spread of invasive algae and changes to water quality.

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

PI: Joanna Philippoff
OPIHI, Our Project in Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal, continues a long-term effort to expand knowledge of the vulnerable intertidal zone across Hawaiʻi, engaging students and communities in collecting meaningful data used to characterize whether and how intertidal organisms’ abundance and diversity is changing over time.

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 ...
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CONTACT

Center for Marine Science Education
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7031

Director
Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.
kanesa@hawaii.edu

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