SMMILE For Marine Mammals!
We’re learning about marine mammal research and traditional navigation practices as part of SMMILE—the Summer Marine Mammal Intensive Learning Experience for Hawaiʻi high school students entering their junior or senior year. We head to the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) with SMMILE program coordinators Kirby Parnell and Brijonnay Madrigal to learn about studies being conducted by the Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP). Then, we visit the Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy (KVA) and talk with SMMILE student alumni—about what they learned and about how the SMMILE program affected their career paths.
- Grade 4: Information Processing
- Grades 6-12: Introduction to Mammals and Marine Mammals
- NOAA Education Collection: Marine Mammals
- NOAA Fisheries: Hawaiian Monk Seals
- Hawaiian Language Video Series: He Moʻolelo ʻĪliokai
- Honolulu Magazine: A Parent’s Guide to Humpback Whales in Hawai‘i
- Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy (KVA): Waʻa curriculum
- Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB)
- Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP)
- Kirby Parnell: underwater acoustic communication of Hawaiian monk seals
- Brijonnay Madrigal: acoustic behavior of odontocetes, geographic variation, and anthropogenic noise
- Martin van Aswegen: bioenergetics of humpback whales migrating between Alaska and Hawaiʻi
- SMMILE: Summer Marine Mammal Intensive Learning Experience
- Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy (KVA)
- Hutton Junior Fisheries Internship
- He‘eia NERR (National Estuarine Research Reserve)
- Paepae o He’eia
- Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi
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Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.