Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i | Ocean Conservation

HON 113-101
  • Fun, hands-on beach cleanup on Oahu’s North Shore
  • Visit a remote wildlife refuge (otherwise closed to the public)
  • Learn first hand about plastic marine debris impacting Hawaii’s beaches
  • Enjoy a relaxing beach BBQ and sunset after
Program Overview
Country: Hawaii, United States
Depart: Dec 16, 2018 8:00 AM
Return: Dec 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration: Day Program (11 hours)
Capacity: 45
Difficulty: Moderate
Program Fee
$25.00 (early booking: $25.00)

Field Work Conflicts
  • ANTH-100-79503 Introductory Cultural Anthropology (Section 2)
  • NR-150-77186 Oceanography (Section 1)
  • NR-300-79616 Biological Diversity
  • POLS-435-81214 United States Foreign Policy

This Field Program is provided at a significantly reduced cost* to voyagers as part of the Braun-Glazer Ocean Conservation Initiative! Funded by the generous support of donors Lisa Braun-Glazer and Jeff Glazer, the initiative seeks to provide SAS Voyagers with a broad understanding of the planet’s ocean system, its environmental challenges and opportunities for individuals to actively engage in ocean stewardship. All participants will be required to complete a program evaluation and send a note of thanks to the donors. 

*The $25 registration fee will be given as a donation to Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i.

Join forces with the good work of local nonprofit Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i during your day in O’ahu! Gain deeper understanding through an interactive educational experience highlighting the harmful effects of plastic pollution on our coastal environments, how that impacts our global community and what we can do about it.  Then, take action and help clean-up one of Hawai’i’s dirtiest beaches.

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a grassroots, local nonprofit organization run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers. They inspire local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups. They also coordinate educational programs, team building corporate cleanups, waste diversion services, public awareness campaigns and help others run their own beach cleanups.

During the program, hear from SCH staff and volunteers on important issues in global plastic pollution (such as the accumulation of Asian-based waste in Hawai’i) and potentially become “marine pollution reporters”, participate in a beach cleanup at James Campbell Wildlife Refuge, and finish up with an evening BBQ at Malaekahana beach.

Why are some of Hawaii’s beaches so polluted? Find out here.

See an earlier clean-up facilitated by Sustainable Coastlines at the nearby Kahuku Beach (video courtesy of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii – available here)

Meals Included

  • Dinner

Special Note

  • Food trucks will be available for lunch. Participants should plan on bringing 10-15USD to purchase their meal.