Tailored for tour boat crews, naturalists, and ocean enthusiasts, this course offers an overview of some of Hawaii's most visible and oft-encountered protected marine life, their basic biological needs, distribution and how to assist in their protection. Learn to share with visitors how to enjoy responsible viewing of our special wildlife and conserving our precious natural resources.
Instructor Hannah Bernard has worked for the last 30 years as a marine biologist, naturalist, naturalist trainer, policy advisor, environmentalist, community organizer and dedicated advocate for the ocean. She is co-founder and president of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. Hawaii’s waters abound with rare and interesting marine life such as dolphins, whales, sea turtles and monk seals. Yet few of our visitors know that these creatures are protected by state and federal laws and need ample room to go about the business of their own lives. Learn to share with visitors how to enjoy responsible viewing of our special wildlife and conserve our precious natural resources.
Offered ONLINE via Zoom due to the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link and handouts in advance of the course.