We are proud to present the participants of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Education Expedition 2005. Meet Alan Nakagawa, Allen
Golden, Andy Collins, Angela Anders,
Ann Bell, Barbara Klemm, Barbara
Mayer, Cindy Hunter, Cobey Doi, Dan
Suthers, David Boynton, Diana Leone,
Elizabeth Flint, Elizabeth
Kumabe, Haunani Seward, Kehau Souza,
Malia Chow, Margaret Prevenas,
Pete Obowski, Sabra Kauka, Sandy Webb,
and Scott Kekuewa.
Alan works with K-12 teachers in the Hamakua School complex in
Big Island. He has been working as grant manager for Mobile Education Partners and
also as a resource teachers of the Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities. He has
also worked as a science teacher in biology, ecology, math and aquaculture.
Allen teaches 6th and 7th grade social studies
for Jarrent Middle School on Oahu, and the NWHI have been a focus of his classroom
teaching since 2001, now being taught as a multi-disciplinary unit including math, art,
science, and language. He is an avid water sportsman and outdoor person.
Andy works for the Northwestern Hawaiian
Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve as their Education and
Outreach Coordinator, where he
had the opportunity to share his love for the marine environment
with the public and school children through informal teaching,
producing on-line research expedition
coverage, and developing a multimedia discovery center in Hilo,
Angela is a biologist with a research focus in avian ecology and
conservation. She has been conducting seabird research in the Northwestern Hawaiian
Islands for the past 9 years, and she has had the opportunity to live and work on Tern
Island, French Frigate Shoals, for a total of 20 months (most recent stay was from
January to June of this year).
Ann works for Fish and Wildlife Services, with the Hawaii
office. She is passionate about community education. She has been involved
with the Navigating
Change curriculum for several years.
Barbara is a professor in the Department of Curriculum
Studies College of Education, University of Hawai`i. She ahs also been an elementary
and secondary science teacher, and developed marine and environmental education curriculum.
Her research focuses on use of the Internet for virtual field trips, science instruction
and teacher education.
Barbara teaches Earth Science 8th grade at Kamehameha Middle
school in Oahu. She received a Masters in Marine Biology from the Scripps Institute of
Oceanography. She has used the Navigating Change curriculum in several of her classes,
and has been following along with her students many of the Hokule`a expeditions with
the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Cindy is a coral reef ecologist, teaching marine biology at
UH-Manoa. Her current research interests include conservation biology, marine
biodiversity, and mitigation of alien algae on Hawaii's reefs.
Cobey teaches 4th grade in the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Big Island, where
she has been for the last five years. Her focus in education is
science and Hawaiian studies.
Dan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information
and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai`i. His current focus is on the design
and study of software for computer supported collaborative learning and online
communities. He is currently one of the "principal investigators" for the Hawai`i
Networked Learning Communities.
David works as an Environmental Education Resource teacher for
the Koke`e Discovery Center in Kauai. Trained in Biological Sciences education, he
focuses on watersheds and forest ecosystems, David has also written for several local
publications and has authored two Hawaiiana books.
Diane is the onboard journalist. She works for the Honolulu
Star Bulletin as an environmental reporter. She will be writing daily stories and
updates that will be featured in the Star Bulletin newspaper.
Elizabeth is with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and will be
staying at Nihoa Island to conduct a reconnaissance of the local environmental
conditions and monitoring the seabird colonies.
Liz works with Sea Grant Hawaii, working at Hanauma Bay
Marine Life Conservation District leading the Education team conducting visitor
education and outreach programs.
Haunani has worked at `Ele`ele school in Kaua`i, where she
engaged students in many ocean related projects, such as studying the
effects of marine debris on Kaho`olawe, reef studies around Kaua`i, and many more. Now
at Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha on Kaua`i.
Kehau is an assistant for the archeology project planned for
Malia is a Policy Analyst at NOAA/NOS NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. A product of Hawai`i Schools
and a geneticist by training, previously she worked as a professional at the University of Hawai`i.
Maggie teaches 7th grade science at Kalama Intermediate
school in Maui. She recently came back from "The Ice" (Antarctica) as part of an
expedition focusing on declining shrimp population, the ozone hole, and global warming.
An enthusiastic member of Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities, she embraces
incorporation of new communication technologies in her teaching
Pete is an entomologist graduate student with UC Berkeley, and will be conducting work at Nihoa.
Sabra is a teacher of Hawaiian studies at Island school in
Kaua`i for grades K-5. She also works at the Department of Education as the cultural
resource person, coordinating and planning training for all Hawaiian studies teachers
in Kaua`i. She has a particular interest in ethnobotany, which she shares with her
Sandy teaches honors biology and other sciences fo 9-12
graders in Mililani school on O`ahu. She is also the coordinator of several student
research projects, service projects and curriculum initiatives. She has worked with
the Nature Conservancy of Hawai`i to have students learn about the forest ecosystem
and collect data and remove alien species.
Scott Kekuewa Kilikoi
Scott is a doctoral student with Hawaiian Studies
at the University of Hawaii. He will be doing archeological work at Nihoa Island.