Inspiration Stories

Collaboration between scientists and educators can take many forms, include various activities and participants, and cover a multitude of ocean science related topics. Here are some examples for your inspiration. Do you have a collaboration story to share? Contact us.

Eyes of the Reef “First Responder" Training

A group of community members on the island of Oahu completed the first Eyes of the Reef (EOR) Verification Training program in November 2014. Over... read more

Scientists and Kupuna Name New Species

Sometimes new scientific discoveries can spark collaborations that include ancient cultural roots. During 2006, marine scientist Scott Godwin... read more

NOAA Scientists Help Develop Science Camp

NOAA Fisheries hosted its first “Science Camp” for middle school students on the island of Oahu in June 2014. The target audience was eighth... read more

Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area

The KHFMA is a success story of multi-agency partnerships and community engagement, and has influenced people working together to save a reef from a... read more

He'eia Wetland Restoration

In this collaboration funded by the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, University of Hawaii scientists worked with the community group Kako'o 'Oiwi in... read more

OAT-Community Training for Ocean Conservation

Each year the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, in partnership with other ocean science and management organizations on the... read more

Hanauma Bay Lecture Series - Scientists Speak

Each Thursday evening, members of the public join together at the Hanauma Bay Education Center to enjoy a free lecture covering a range of marine... read more

Opihi Monitoring– Bringing Together Community

The Opihi Monitoring Partnership represents an amazing collaboration between scientists, the native Hawaiian community, various environmental... read more

2012 RAMP & COSEE IE Education Collaboration

Each year, a team of scientific divers travel to the protected Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on the "RAMP" expedition (Reef Assessment and Monitoring... read more

Collaboration in the Classroom: Moku o Loe

Moku o Loe: The Best Kept Secret in Kaneohe Bay is a continuing education course offered through Windward Community College that introduces the... read more