Inspiration Collaboration Story:

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 science and conservation topics.

The University of Hawaii SeaGrant funded program offers a chance for the community to come and learn about incredible ocean topics straight from the professionals. Scientists and other ocean experts get the opportunity to share their knowledge and exciting research with people who are interested in Hawaii's waters. Furthermore, the Hanauma Bay lecture series gives graduate students a forum at which to improve their presentation skills.

These presentations were part of a month long collaboration between COSEE Island Earth and UH Sea Grant to connect young science researchers with the community. Topics included marine evolution and ecology, spinner dolphins, the history of research in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and coral reefs and climate change.