Waikiki Watershed Ecology
This pathway focuses on the biology, botany, ecology, marine science and zoology of the watershed in and around Waikiki. Students will have direct experiences with the physical and biological components of the forest ecosystem of the Waikiki Ahupua'a, will increase their awareness of the alteration of ecosystems, and develop practical skills in the collection and analyses of varying data to examine the biological, socioeconomic and historical impact of environmental changes due to urbanization and flood control. Student research opportunities, internships and civic actions projects will help to moderate or reverse ecological disturbances. The College will partner with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' “100 Year Flood Project,” and other state and local government agencies, to provide internships.