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: Jan 12, 2019 8:00 AM
Return: Jan 12, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration: Day Program (11 hours)
Capacity: 46
Difficulty: Moderate
Category: Lean In
Program Fee
$25.00 (early booking: $25.00)

Field Work Conflicts
  • MU-132-29385 Exploring World Music (Section 1)
  • GR-100-31310 Introduction to Geography
  • NR-150-27390 Oceanography (Section 1)
  • NRRT-380A1-31358 Introduction to Culinary Tourism
  • NR-300-31355 Biological Diversity

This Field Program is provided at a significantly reduced cost* to voyagers as part of the Braun/Glazer Ocean & Sustainability Initiative Program. 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)


“Do it! It will give you a great sense of the harsh reality of our world’s plastic consumption!! It will make you consider and genuinely think about how you can live more sustainably.” -Fall 2018 Student Voyager

“It was the best way to spend a day in Hawaii! We got to see a lot of the island, give back to the community and spend some time on the beach!” -Jaiden E., Fall 2018 Student Voyager

Meals Included

  • Dinner

Special Note

  • Food trucks will be available for lunch (accepting cash only) or participants can grab lunch at Kahuku Farm to Table Cafe. Participants should plan on bringing 10-15USD to purchase their meal.