- NR 120A Environmental Conservation
- ECON/AREC 240 Issues in Environmental Economics
- PHIL 345 500 Environmental Ethics
- POLS 437 International Security
- E 339 Literature of the Earth
- E 333 500 Critical Studies of Popular Texts
- NR 150 Oceanography (Section 1)
Your learning adventure begins at Kualoa Ranch with an easy 15-minute hike to Hakipuu Overlook for a panoramic vista of Kaneohe Bay. Upon your return to the beachfront, you’ll be outfitted with a single or tandem kayak with paddles, life jacket, dry bag and instruction. Just a quick 20 minute paddle and you’ll be close to Chinaman’s Hat (Mokolii Island) where we stop for a snorkel with reef fish and green sea turtles. Here, you’ll learn about Kualoa’s history and Oahu’s fragile reef and under water eco-system. You’ll explore how small islands like Oahu are considered among the most vulnerable to climate change as you discuss topics such as sea-level rise, coastal erosion, coral reef bleaching, ocean acidification, and contamination of freshwater resources by salt water. Hungry to learn more now? Check out these resources:
- ‘Unprecedented’: Third straight year of global coral bleaching to target U.S. reefs, scientists say
- Artificial Reefs: The Solution to Coral Bleaching?
- Creative ways to help coral reefs recover; Climate Change in Hawaii
A final 30-45 minute paddle return to the starting point where you’ll rinse off with fresh water showers before returning to Waikiki.
- Deli style lunch
Not recommended for children under the age of 10. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Total activity: 30-minutes of casual hiking, 2-hours of paddling, and 15 minutes of snorkeling (visibility permitting). (Subject to change.)