Community Events Calendar

Presentations take place in the Education Center Alcove of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, beginning at 3:00 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. For directions click here.

Public parking is $1.00/vehicle. Admittance to the lecture presentation will begin at 2:45 p.m. outside the entrance to the Education Center by the benches. Those who are attending the lecture presentation ONLY and are admitted at this time by the Education staff will bypass the admission window. Please do not arrive earlier than 2:45 p.m. Patrons attending ONLY the Educational Lecture will be given a special red "Hawaii Sea Grant" hand stamp that will allow access into the education alcove for the lecture but no access to the beach itself. The lecture will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

Please note: anyone who wishes to go to the beach before the lecture, will be processed through the regular admission line and shall pay the admission fee of $7.50 (if you are not a Hawaii resident). These education programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

We appreciate your continuing interest and support!


2 November

Name: Gerianne Terlouw

Adviser: Eric Heinen de Carlo

Major: Chemical Oceanography

Department: Oceanography

Title: Oahu's research buoys have the longest record measuring water quality and CO2 chemistry


Name: Chris Jury

Adviser: Rob Toonen

Major: Biological oceanography

Department: Oceanography

Title: Coral reef resilience under human impacts


Name: Jessica Chen

Adviser: Whitlow Au

Major: Zoology with marine biology specialization

Department: Biology, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Title: Humpback whale sounds: how to study them and what do they tell us?

9 November

Name: Shellie Habel

Adviser: Charles H. Fletcher

Major: Coastal Geology

Department: Geology and Geophysics

Title: Modeling Groundwater Inundation Due to Future Sea Level Rise in Honolulu Hawaii


Name: Gen Del Raye

Advisor: Kevin Weng

Major: Biological Oceanography

Department: Oceanography

Talk title: Exercising under climate change: How will the combination of high temperature, low oxygen, and high CO2 impact the peak exercise performance of marine fishes?


Name: Jessie Qay Chen

Adviser: PingSun Leung

Major: Environmental Policy & Economics

Department: Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Title: Big Bucks for Bivalves? Producing and Selling Hawai`i-Grown Oysters

16 November

Name: Johanna Wren

Adviser: Rob Toonen

Major: Biological Oceanography

Department: Oceanography

Title: Going with the flow? Larval connectivity in Hawaii.


Name: Amanda Shore-Maggio

Adviser: Sean Callahan/Greta Aeby

Major: Microbiology PhD

Department: Microbiology/HIMB

Title: Reservoirs and Vectors of Montipora White Syndrome: A Hunt for Coral Pathogens


Name: Alessandra Shea

Adviser: Camilo Mora

Major: Geography

Department: Geography

Title: Coral Disease Influence on Coral Species Composition Change in the Pacific

23 November

Name: Joseph Kennedy

Adviser: Dr. Craig R. Glenn

Major: M.S. in Geology & Geophysics

Department: Dept of Geology & Geophysics

Talk title: Understanding Maui's Groundwater Discharge to the Ocean


Name: Florybeth La Valle

Adviser: Florence Thomas

Major: Marine Biology

Department: SOEST

Title: Are algae taking over Maunalua Bay’s coral reefs?


Name: Keano Pavlosky

Adviser: Andre Seale

Major: Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE)

Department:  Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE) in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)

Title: Tilapia: Don't let their plain exterior fool you, they are cool!

30 November

Name: Christina Richardson

Advisor: Dr. Henrieta Dulaiova

Department: Geology and Geophysics

Title: Examining groundwater’s influence on nutrient uptake in a nearshore coastal environment: Maunalua Bay, Oahu, Hawai‘i


Name: Hla Htun

Adviser: Christopher Lepczyk

Major: Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Department: Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Title: Forecasting climate change impacts on coastal ecosystem services in Hawaii through integration of ecological and social participatory models


Name: Bobby Thompson

Adviser: Eric De Carlo

Major: Oceanography

Department: Oceanography

Title: Acid/Base Oceans: Impacts of Chemical Changes Over Geologic Time