Marine conservation organizations on O`ahu and Maui have joined together to offer Ocean Awareness Training. The training course provides multi-disciplinary knowledge of Hawai‘i’s unique marine environment.
Participants learn about current ocean conservation efforts and opportunities to get involved. The program is recommended for those employed or volunteering in the fields of marine education or recreation, or those interested in doing so. Instructors include university scientists, government agency staff, environmental educators, and conservation practitioners.
Participants are required to take part in all training sessions (~15 hours of instruction), and a three-hour field project in order to receive C.O.R.A.L. certification (Care of our Culture, Oceans, Reefs and Animal Life). Training topics include marine ecology of the Hawaiian Islands, protected species, threats to coastal and marine environments, marine life identification and more.
The training is currently offered on the islands of O`ahu and Maui. Programs are offered at various times throughout the year. Explore the website to find out more!