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Opihi - Our Project In Hawaii's Intertidal


OPIHI (Our Project In Hawaii's Intertidal) is a school-based long-term monitoring project. Middle and high school students are trained in species identification and ecological monitoring techniques in the classroom before embarking on field trips to intertidal sites throughout the islands. Through OPIHI, students gain valuable scientific skills while being involved in an authentic ongoing scientific research project. The data the students collect provides important information to resource managers on a virtually unknown area of Hawaii's biota.

Joanna Philippoff
Program Manager
TSI: Aquatic Science
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Curriculum Research & Development Group

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