Science Outreach Director Serves As a Panelist on Aquaculture Webinar

Gary Karr headshot and photo of shrimp in tank

Gary Karr, Science Outreach Director, College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS), served as a featured panelist for a Thursday, Oct 15 virtual talk-story session focused on aquaculture and held in conjunction with NOAA’s Seafood Month. The panel also included presenters from NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Regional Office, and the Waianae High School Marine Science Learning Center. The session offered an opportunity for participants to get an update on the exciting aquaculture happenings with students in Hawai‘i and throughout the Pacific Islands region. 

In spring 2021, HPU CNCS and Oceanic Institute plan to host an aquaculture workshop for 11th- and 12th-grade students from Waianae High School’s Marine Science Learning Center. NOAA awarded a grant to HPU to fund the workshop. The 2021 workshop will be the second one conducted in the past three years, and it continues a long history reaching back to the 1990s of hosting workshops for the school. Karr, one of the workshop's lead organizers, notes it provides local youth with a fantastic hands-on learning opportunity and includes education and career information in aquaculture and related marine science fields

Karr teaches an HPU natural science course entitled AQUA 1200 - Global Aquaculture, which will be offered in spring 2021.