SEA Semester

SEA Semester

SEA Semester

O‘ahu >> Lana‘i >> Maui >> O‘ahu

Summer Session 1

June 3 - July 8, 2015

Summer Session I: Aloha ‘Aina – Explores people and nature in the Hawaiian Islands. Aloha ‘Aina, a Hawaiian conception of ‘love of the land,’ describes a deep and enduring relationship between Hawaiian people and the land and ocean resources that sustain them. In this service-based program, students will see Aloha ‘Aina in action combining traditional and western environmental approaches, working with community leaders, ocean resource managers, and coastal stakeholders as they implement actions to sustain marine environments.

Students will first spend two weeks on shore at Hawai‘i Pacific University, and then travel throughout the Hawaiian archipelago aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans for three weeks, engaging with community-based projects that are developing innovative solutions to land-based pollution, over-fishing, and climate change adaptation. Students will develop scientific expertise on the key biophysical processes that support ocean resources and coastal cultures, and a rigorous understanding of the unique combination of social, ecological, and policy dimensions of marine resource management emerging in the Hawaiian Islands.

A brief final symposium at Hawai‘i Pacific University will allow students to present their policy recommendations to a panel of experts.

Learn more by downloading this flier. Visit the Sea Education Association site here.

For more information, contact:
Brenda Jensen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Associate Dean, College of Natural and Computational Sciences
Phone: (808) 236-3533

Hawaii Pacific University Marine Science Program
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