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AGENDA

 

HIBSICUS I

HIBISCUS II

MONDAY, JAN 15.

KEYNOTES

 

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

“OceanRevolution.org: Evolving the Ocean Conservation Movement”
Wallace J. Nichols

 

9:15 – 10 a.m.

“Climate Change Effects on Natural Resources and Rights in the Pacific”

Ben Namakin

 

 

 

 

SESSION I: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HIGHER EDUCATION INITIATIVES

K-12 INITIATIVES

 

“Service Learning and Marine Education”

Karolyn Braun

“Increasing Marine Conservation Awareness through Curriculum-Based Competency in Local Primary Schools”

Hani Nusantari

 

“Time-Series Analysis and Hands-On Coral Reef Education in the Marshall Islands ”

Dean M. Jacobson

“International Projection of Highly Stimulating Marine Science Projects for Middle and High School Students”

Luis A. Pinto

 

“Preliminary Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Rarotonga Lagoon, Cook Islands ”

Imogen P. Ingram

“Networking among a Community-Based Organization, a Marine Research Center , and Public and Private Sectors as a Model for Capacity Building among K-12 Science Teachers

Luis A. Pinto

 

“Forming Research-Education Partnerships across the Pacific: From Palau to Hawaii ”

Erin Baumgartner and Kanesa M. Duncan

"An Ecosystem Approach to Chilean Fjords Southern Patagonia

Luis A. Pinto

 

“The Associate of Science Degree in Marine Sciences at the College of Micronesia , National Campus, Pohnpei (FSM): The Problem of Transferring to a Higher Education Program”

Allain Bourgoin

“Human Impact on FSM Coral Reefs and Dolphins”

Cassiano Soram

 

 

 

SESSEION II: 1:30-3 p.m.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 

“Community Participation in the Upper Gulf of California/Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve: Lessons from 25 Years”

Paloma Valdivia

“Experiential Learning in Higher Education: Linking the Marine Classroom and Community”

Karolyn Braun

 

“Community-Based Wetlands Management Program in American Samoa ”

Solialofi Tuaumu

“Salvemos la Playa: Proyecto Comunitario”

Margarita Diaz

 

“LäjeRotuma Initiative (LRI) : Mainstreaming Community-Based Conservation and Interpreting Marine Science to the Island Community of Rotuma , Fiji Islands ”

Monifa Fiu

“Strengthening Village Governance: An Approach to Underpin Communities Effort in Sustainable Development and Resource Management in Fiji ”

Semisi Meo

 

“Communicating Marine Conservation Results: The Two Levels”

Ron Vave

“Establishment of Support Team: A Decentralization Process to Sustain Resource Management Intervention at the Province Level in Fiji ”

Semisi Meo

 

 

 

SESSION III: 3:30-5 p.m.

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

SEA TURTLES

 

 

“Marrying Traditional Values and Sciences Mechanism in an Effort to Sustain Community Conservation Efforts in Fiji ”

Semisi Meo

“Sacred, Heritage Pride—Protect our Sea Turtles”

Meredith Speicher

 

 

“Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) and Traditional Healing—Bridging Science with Tradition and Local Knowledge”

Monifa Fiu

“Ocean Connectors: Sea Turtles as Ambassadors for International Conservation Efforts”

Lindsey Peavey

 

“Establishment of a Moku ‘Aha (Traditional District Council) in Hawaii : Using Expert Traditional Cultural Practitioners and Hawaiian Science to Ensure Sustainability in Ocean Ecosystems”

Leimana DaMate and Robert DaMate

“Beyond Education—Engaging Private Sector to Focus on Behavior Change”

Megan Krolik

 

“Accommodating Traditional Conservation and Fishery Management Practices in the Face of Western Colonization: The Western Pacific Community Development and Community Demonstration Project Programs”

Charles Kaaiai

“The Conservation Mosaic: A Model for Multinational Marine Conservation”
Wallace J. Nichols

 

 

 

TUESDAY, JAN 16

KEYNOTES

 

 

“What Marine Education Does the South Pacific Really Need?”

Hugo Govan

n/a

 

Defining Ocean Literacy in the United States : Coming to Consensus, Building Momentum”

Craig Strang

n/a

 

 

 

SESSION IV: 10:30 a.m.-noon

WEB-DELIVERED PRESENTATIONS

TOURISM & BEACHCOMING

 

“‘Aliomanu Limu Restoration Project”

Kalei Arinaga

[by web from the island of Kauai , State of Hawaii ]

“Improving the Informal Education Skills of Marine Recreation Providers to Raise Environmental Awareness and Reduce Tourism's Footprint on Coral Reefs”

Liz Foote

 

“Bringing Ocean Literacy into the Classroom”

Mellie Lewis [via web from Columbia , Maryland , USA ]

“Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Education through Tourism”

Jasmine Mason

 

“Working Together towards Saving Our Planet and Oceans”

Leonard Sonnenschein [ by web from St. Louis , Missouri , USA ]

“Imi O Na Ala O Ke Moana (Learning the Ways of the Oceans): An Evaluation of Ocean Education and Marine Tourism Practices in Hawaii ”

Carlie Wiener

 

“The Environmental Education Model for the ‘Conservation Conferences for Children Program' Acuario Mazatlán, Sinaloa , Mexico ”

Angeles Cruz-Morelos, Raquel Briseño-Dueñas and Dolores Monterrubio-Alvarez [by web from Mexico]

“ Pacific Ocean Blue Armada Beachcombing”

Harry Breidahl

 

 

 

SESSION V: 1:30-3 p.m.

CORAL REEFS

U.S GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES

 

“Mahonia Na Dari Runs a Marine Environment Education Program (MEEP)”

Anaseini Ban [by web from Papua New Guinea ]

“Utilizing the Sea Grant Model to Foster Ocean Literacy”

Diana Payne

 

“Reef Videoconferencing—On the Cutting Edge of Environmental Education”

Fred Nucifora [by video and phone from Australia ]

“Public Marine Education Projects Promoting Coral Reef Conservation in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ”

Teny Topalian

 

Exploring Alternatives on Community-Based Coral Reef Management: A Case Study from Beloi, Atauro Island , Timor-Leste”

Leo X.C. Dutra

“U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Regional Office's Protected Species Workshops”

Lewis Vanfossen

 

“Sustainable Reefs: An Education Program for Youth and Communities”

Richard Murphy and Allamanda Amituanal

“Efforts to Include Sustainable Fisheries in the Classroom Curriculum”

Sylvia Spalding

 

 

 

SESSION VI: 3:30-5 p.m.

ESSENTIAL TOPICS & NETWORKING

HAWAII INITIATIVES

 

“Survey of the Understanding towards Marine Science Education Differences between USA and Japanese Marine Educators”

Tsuyoshi Sasaki

“International Coastal Cleanup (ICC): Student Project”

Barbara Mayer and Chris Woolaway

 

“Networking as a Tool for Marine Education in the Pacific Islands ”

Nat Tuivavalagi

“Awakening Understanding and Putting Together the Pieces: The Role of a Marine Educational Center in Hilo , Hawaii ”

Linda Schubert

 

“Networks of Learning and Learning Networks”

Peter Tuddenham

“Navigating Change: An Educational Voyage of Discovery and Awareness”

Andy Collins

 

“The 2006 International Youth Coastal Conference”

Andrew Vance

“Developing a Community Stewardship Guidebook: Getting Involved in Caring for Hawaii's Coastal Resources

Athline M. Clark and Petra M. MacGowan

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 17

KEYNOTES

 

 

“New Strategy for Ocean Education: Building an Interactive Network for Marine Education in the Pacific”

Peter Neill

n/a

 

“The Coconut Wireless and Other Tools to Strengthen Environmental Awareness in the Pacific” Tamara Logan

n/a

 

 

 

 

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