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Hawaii Middle School Marine Science Program


Our exciting new marine science program, Nā Kōkua o ke Kai, is tailored to meet the unique needs of students in grades 6 through 8 and their teachers on Hawai’i Island. This new program allows us to reach middle school students at a formative time in their lives and ensure that they become the next generation of informed scientists and engaged citizens who will care for and ensure the health of our oceans and environment.

We are currently piloting with two middle schools in spring 2017 in preparation to launch an academic year-long program that will include a 10-lesson curriculum, resources and materials, field trips to Ke Kai Ola and the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and teacher professional development.

If you are interested in learning more about this program and how your school might partner with Ke Kai Ola, e-mail



Mahalo Nui Loa!

The program pilot of Nā Kōkua o ke Kai was made possible by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Cooke Foundation, and many other generous funders of our education programs. The program is offered at no charge to schools, students, or teachers, so that financial constraints do not limit participation.

If you are interested in sponsoring or contributing to this or other programs in Hawai’i, please contact Foundation Relations Officer, Jennifer Morrow at (415) 754-4033 or Mahalo.

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