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Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Tom Cummings

Our mission is to record, preserve and tell the stories of Hawai`i and the Pacific, inspiring our guests to embrace and experience our natural and cultural world.

DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources
1151 Punchbowl Street,
Room 330,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Randy Honebrink
Phone: 808-587-0111
Fax: 808-587-0115
Athline Clark
Phone: 808- 587-0099

The DAR manages the State's aquatic resources and ecosystems through programs in commercial fisheries and resource enhancement; aquatic resources protection, habitat enhancement and education; and recreational fisheries. Major program areas include projects to manage or enhance fisheries for long-term sustainability of the resources, protect and restore the aquatic environment, protecting native and resident aquatic species and their habitat, and providing facilities and opportunities for recreational fishing.

Environmental Protection Agency
Wendy Wiltse
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Box 50003
Room 5-152
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 541-2752
FAX: (808) 541-2712

In Hawaii, EPA's programs and authorities for regulating pollution and protecting ecosystems are tools that can help with coral reef
protection. EPA, in partnership with Dept. of Agriculture and 6 other federal and State Agencies, helped to develop Hawaii's Action Strategy to Address Land-Based Pollution Threats to Coral Reefs. EPA also awards competitive grants for watershed management and wetlands protection that support pollution control projects and monitoring to link coral reef health with good land management.

Hanalei Heritage River program
Post Office Box 1285
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714
Maka'ala Ka'aumoana
vox: (808) 826-1985
fax: (808) 826-1012

On July 30, 1998, the President designated the Hanalei River as an American Heritage River (AHR) based on a nomination developed by the University of Hawaii. The US Forest Service agreed to serve as the "sponsoring federal agency" for the Hanalei River and provide a "River Navigator," as defined in the AHR initiative and related expenses for five years. Interestingly, out of 14 designated rivers, only Hanalei chose to elect community members instead of accepting a federal employee to do the job, reflecting the community's drive to self-determine its future at all levels.

Hawaiian Audubon Society
4935 Mana Place
Honolulu, HI 96816
Ellyn Tong
VOX (808) 739-1782

Pacific Fisheries Coalition, a program of the Hawai‘i Audubon Society, represents a unique collaboration between conservationists and fishermen to promote the protection and responsible use of marine resources through education and advocacy in Hawai`i and the Pacific.

Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Social Science Research Institute
2424 Maile Way, #704
Honolulu, HI 96822
Kristine Davidson
VOX (808) 626-8712
FAX (808) 956-2884

In 1998, the Hawai`i Coral Reef Initiative Research Program (HCRI-RP) was established to support scientific research and monitoring to enhance the state's capacity to manage its coral reef resources. In addition to research and monitoring, the program supports public awarenessefforts, briefings for legislators and decision-makers, and internships and fellowships. A competitive, peer reviewed proposal solicitation and review process is used annually to select HCRI-RP projects that address priorities set by its Management Committee.

Hawaii Costal Zone Management
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
Lynn Nakagawa
VOX (808) 587-2809
FAX (808) 587-2899

It is the mission of the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program to balance marine and coastal resources protection and sustainable economic development, anticipating emerging issues and facilitating their resolution by coordinating among interests, developing and articulating appropriate management policies, and involving the public in resource management efforts.

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
P.O. Box 1346
Kane'ohe, Hawai'i 96744
Manning S. Taite III
Education Outreach Specialist

The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology is a world-renown research institution located on Coconut Island in Kane'ohe Bay and it is the
only coral research facility in the world actually located on a coral reef. HIMB provides limited educational tours of the island and learning opportunities for students, teachers, and community groups through workshops, conferences, and community outreach programs. HIMB accepts a limited number of volunteers and we suggest that you contact the Education Center at HIMB or the individual researchers after reviewing their various activities listed on the website.

Hawaii Wildlife Fund
PO Box 790637
Paia, HI 96779
Hannah Bernard
Phone: 808-579-9138

Hawai`i Wildlife Fund is a non-profit research and education
organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native
wildlife with an emphasis on protected marine life. We collaborate
with other scientists and the University of Hawai`i and forge
alliances and partnerships with community organizations and
businesses in order to assist in the recovery of Hawaii's marine

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Kaua‘i Office
Kukui Grove Executive Center
4370 Kukui Grove Street,
Suite 206
Lihu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766
VOX (808) 246-2860
FAX (808) 246-2862

Maui Office
726 Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753
VOX (808) 879-2818,
       (800) 831-4888
FAX (808) 874-3815

Oahu Office
6700 Kalaniana’ole Highway, Suite 104
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96825
Naomi McIntosh
VOX (808) 397-2651
FAX (808) 397-2650

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is one of 13 national marine sanctuaries created under the U.S. Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act. The sanctuary's goal is to promote comprehensive and coordinated management, research, education and long-term monitoring for the endangered humpback whale and its habitat.

The sanctuary focuses its efforts on a variety of issues, including supporting the work of marine researchers, coordinating and participating in community outreach projects, developing educational displays, and working cooperatively with local organizations, agencies and volunteers to address resource protection and public awareness.

Kaua'i Children's Discovery Museum
6458-B Kahuna Road
Kapa'a, Hawai'i 96746
Frank Reilly
Phone 808-823-8222
Kaua'i Children's Discovery Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing and perpetuating a permanent science, art, and cultural exploratory museum - a hands on, touch, see, feel, and learn, museum of experience - for the children and adults of Kaua'i and island visitors.

KCDM is a community venture made possible through the generosity of many volunteers, members, individual and business sponsors, corporations, foundations, local, state, and federal agencies. This center for informal education is an important opportunity which is making a difference in the life of our community.

Malama Kai Foundation
P.O. Box 6882
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Tel: (808) 885-6354
Fax: (808) 885-6474
email: info@malama-kai.org
Carolyn Stewart, President

The Malama Kai Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean stewardship through community service and public education. Founded in 1991, the Malama Kai Foundation raises funds to sponsor projects that help conserve Hawaii’s coastal and marine resources and educate people about these resources. Malama Kai Foundation has been the primary non-profit organization in Hawaii involved in establishing the statewide day use mooring buoy system and co-sponsors the REEFTALK public presentation series.

Robin Newbold,
Education and Research Director

Taken from the Latin word for sea, MARE stands for Marine Awareness, Research, and Education. MARE Hawaii is a Maui-based nonprofit organization seeking to build on the rich heritage, resources, and talents within the community in order to protect and preserve Hawaii’s coral reef ecosystems. MARE Hawaii conducts and coordinates ongoing study of the reef environment using community-based programs such as REEF and Reef Check in order to scientifically document reef status, evaluate conservation efforts, and provide information to management agencies. The organization encourages broad participation through public awareness campaigns, community events, educational initiatives, sponsorship programs, and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.

Maui Ocean Center
192 Ma’alaea Road
Ma’alaea, HI 96793
Desere Donae
VOX (808) 270-7000
FAX (808) 270-7070

Aptly named “The Hawaiian Aquarium,” this state-of-the-art marine park on the island of Maui is the only facility in the world dedicated to fostering understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. Here, visitors can see spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), enjoy playful swimming displays by Hawai‘i’s beloved green sea turtles, awe at close encounters with sharks, rays and more – while learning about Hawai‘i’s natural history and cultural heritage.

NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office
1601 Kapiolani Boulevard
Suite 1110
Honolulu, Hawaii 86814
Alan Everson
FAX: 808-973-2941

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

As a steward, NOAA Fisheries conserves, protects, and manages living marine resources in a way that ensures their continuation as functioning components of marine ecosystems, affords economic opportunities, and enhances the quality of life for the American public.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve
6700 Kalaniana’ole Highway, Suite 215
Honolulu, HI 96825
Andy Collins
VOX (808) 397-2659
FAX (808) 397-2662

Approximately 50-70% of all coral reefs in U.S. waters are located in the NWHI. The NWHI ecosystem includes approximately 3,600 square nautical miles of coral reefs with a diverse and unique assemblage of fish, invertebrates, birds, sea turtles, marine mammals and other species. The NWHI include a much greater diversity of reef habitats than the main Hawaiian Islands, and are home to a variety of federally protected species, including the threatened green sea turtle, the endangered leatherback and hawksbill sea turtles, seabirds, and the only remaining population of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. The NWHI also provide vital habitat for a variety of migratory species, including several species of marine mammals (for example, spinner dolphins and humpback whales), sea turtles, and over 14 million seabirds that use the water and islands for nesting, feeding, and raising young.

Pacific Whale Foundation
101 N. Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753
Marine education programs: education@pacificwhale.org
Marketing and graphics: irene@pacificwhale.org
VOX (808) 879-8811,
(800) WHALE-1-1
FAX (808) 879-2615

The mission of Pacific Whale Foundation is to inspire and promote appreciation, understanding and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet's oceans.
We accomplish our mission by educating the public, from a scientific perspective, about the marine environment; modeling and championing ecotourism and responsible wildlife watching; suporting and conducting responsible marine research; and addressing marine conservation issues through activism and education.

Polynesian Voyage Society
Pier 7
191 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-536-8405
Fax: 808-536-1519

Founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, the Polynesian Voyaging Society seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves and each other, and their natural and cultural environments.
Hawai'i, our special island home, will be a place where the people, land and sea are cared for, and communities are healthy and safe.

Project S.E.A.-Link
32 Polohina Lane #6
Lahaina, HI 96761
Liz Foote
Phone: 808-669 -9062

Project S.E.A.-Link is a non-profit organization based on Maui, Hawaii. Its mission is to promote marine Science, Education, and Awareness by
providing a link between students, teachers, scientists, the local community, the general public, other nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. Its goals include: encouraging and inspiring the next generation of marine scientists, educators and stewards of the
ocean environment; supporting the inquiry-based reform in science education; and promoting conservation and stewardship in order to preserve and protect marine resources. Project S.E.A.-Link is carrying out its goals through educational programs, the development of an interactive website providing resources for students and teachers, and through scientific efforts consisting of community-based coral reef monitoring.
Find your local REEF Field Station here
REEF was founded in 1990, out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the SCUBA diving community a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. REEF achieves this goal primarily through its volunteer fish monitoring program, the REEF Fish Survey Project. Participants in the Project not only learn about the environment they are diving in, but they also produce valuable information. Scientists, marine park staff, and the general public use the data that are collected by REEF volunteers.

Reef Check
Dave Raney,
Community Outreach Coordinator
Robin Newbold,
Maui Coordinator

Reef Check is an internationally recognized program, active in more than 60 countries, which enables community volunteers to collect basic coral reef monitoring data under the supervision of coral reef scientists. It is intended to supplement other monitoring data gathered by university researchers and government agencies, and to help build and educate citizen constituencies to support protection and restoration of coral reef ecosystems.

Save Our Seas
Captain Paul Clark
President - Save Our Seas
P.O. Box 813
Hanalei, HI 96714
(808) 651-3452

"Save Our Seas" (SOS) is an international Hawai'i-based non-profit
organization that utilizes education and research to preserve, protect, and restore the world's oceans for future generations.
SOS project elements include: how to organize and develop stakeholders for community-based support; watershed-based problem identification, the mix of voluntary and regulatory programs; and monitoring and restoring wetlands, coral reefs and oceanic habitats.

The Nature Conservancy
923 Nu’uanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817
VOX (808) 537-4508
FAX (808) 545-2019

Our Mission
To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
*We work closely with communities, businesses and people like you.
*We have a science-based plan that achieves tangible results.
*We use a non-confrontational approach.

Tiki's Grill and Bar
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Second Level
2570 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-TIKI

In addition to Tiki's dedication to high quality dining and offering a memorable experience for all guests, Tiki's is committed to giving back to the community and environment. Tiki's Po'okela Program is a function
of this community commitment. Tiki's Po'okela Program volunteers staff time to numerous community and environmental efforts including beach clean ups and alien species removal as a way to give back to the islands.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Chris Smith or
Katina Henderson
300 Ala Moana Blvd,
Box 50004
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850

NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. Coral reefs in the Hawaiian archipelago constitute nearly 85 percent of the nation's reefs. The NRCS in Hawaii has reaffirmed the national NRCS agreement to help lead efforts to address land-based pollution threats to coral reefs. The NRCS Hawaii has been an active participant in the state's steering committee, which has assisted in the development and implementation of Hawaii's Local Action Strategy to Address Land-Based Pollution Threats to Coral Reefs.

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd.,
Room 3-122
Honolulu, HI 96850
Barbara Maxfield
VOX (808) 541-2749
FAX (808) 541-2756

The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people


University of Hawaii
Hanauma Bay Education Program

Liz Kumabe

Hanauma Bay Education Program (HBEP) is a university-affiliated
volunteer-based organization whose mission is to enhance appreciation and promote understanding and stewardship of Hanauma Bay and Hawaii's marine environment through public education. Founded in 1990, HBEP is administered by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service and is supported by the City and County of Honolulu.

University of Hawaii
Marine Option Program

2525 Correa Rd.
Building HIG Room 214
Honolulu, HI 96822
Sherwood Maynard
VOX (808) 956-8433
FAX (808) 956-2417

MOP is a unique opportunity for undergraduates in any field of study who have an interest in the ocean. It is open to students in all fields and provides a clearinghouse for marine-oriented education and employment opportunities as well as a chance for students to network with professionals and fellow students who are involved with the ocean. MOP focuses on undergraduates and is available throughout the ten campus UH system. Classified graduate students, unclassified graduate students, and professional students are also welcome to join.
Through outreach and stewardship activities MOP serves pre-college students and teachers and the community at large.

UH Sea Grant – Manoa
2525 Correa Road, HIG 211
Honolulu, HI 96822
VOX (808) 956-9661
FAX (808) 956-2858

UH Sea Grant – West Hawaii
P.O. Box 489 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Sara Peck
VOX (808) 329-2861
FAX (808) 329-6998

UH Sea Grant – Hanauma Bay Education Program
1000 Pope Road, MSB 226
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
Liz Kumabe
VOX (808) 956-2860
FAX (808) 956-2858

Celebrating 35 years of service to Hawai'i and the Pacific, Hawai'i Sea Grant continues to be a leader in aquaculture, coastal processes and technology development. Among its most noteworthy past achievements are advances in ocean water quality monitoring, seaweed agronomy, prawn aquaculture, fisheries research, fisheries enhancement, precious corals and deep sea technology. Committed to the improved understanding, management and wise use of marine resources of the state, Hawai'i Sea Grant also fosters education and extension services that directly impact the local community. Sea Grant Communications provides access to scientific findings and supports the flow of outreach information to academia, scientists, resource managers, policymakers, students and children.

Waikiki Aquarium
2777 Kalakaua Avenue 96815
Mark Heckman
VOX (808) 923.9741
FAX (808) 923.1771

The Waikiki Aquarium, founded in 1904, is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawaii since 1919, the Aquarium is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline.

Our exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 2,500 organisms in our exhibits represent more than 420 species of aquatic animals and plants. Every year, roughly 350,000 people visit the Waikiki Aquarium.

The Waikiki Aquarium has been designated as the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center for the Pacific Island Region of the Coastal America Partnership.

Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WESPAC)
1164 Bishop Street,
Suite 1400
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Cindy Knapmen
vox 522-5341
fax 522-8226

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is the policy-making organization for the management of fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ, generally 3 to 200 miles offshore) around the Territory of American Samoa, Territory of Guam, State of Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and US Pacific island possessions an area of nearly 1.5 million square miles.

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