For Teachers and Public
NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary works with local educators to provide environmental education resources, class visits, and information about marine-related activities, workshops, and grant funding opportunities.
Over 15,000 students have participated in sanctuary programs throughout the islands, which include classroom instruction, after-school activities, and visitations to the sanctuary education center in Kīhei, Maui.
Opportunities for teachers are available on all Islands. Contact Patty Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to get updates on marine related activities, teacher workshops, environmental resources and grant opportunities.
Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary.
Ocean Guardian Programs
Ocean Guardian programs encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live.
Materials and Resources
Explore teacher resources, brochures, marine wildlife fact cards, posters and more.
Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawai`i is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning primarily for grades K-12.
For additional information:
Maui, Oah‘u, the Big Island, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i: please contact Patty.Miller@noaa.gov.
Kaua‘i: please contact Jean.Souza@noaa.gov.