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C-MORE Professional Developing Training Program:


The bi-annual SOEST Open House is a great opportunity to bring young children of local Hawaiian elementary and middle schools to learn and get involved with environmental and ocean sciences.

C-MORE and the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology of University of  Hawaii bring at the open house researchers from the fields of Geology, Geophysics,  Meteorology, Oceanography, Planetary Sciences and Ocean Technology. Scientists show exhibits of state-of-the-art research with accessible language for elementary school kids and the general community. Among the highlights of this big two-day event, with attendance of more than 3,000 children from 6-9 years of age, are the big simulated volcano eruptions and earthquakes, effects of coastal erosion, ocean acidification, and the biodiversity of microbes in the open ocean.

The C-MORE program hosts 7 outreach activities during the SOEST Open House:

1) Marine Microbes; 2) Marine Food Webs; 3) Ocean Acidification; 4) Life at Sea, 5) Under pressure; 6) The Microbe's City; and 7) Plankton Toss. In each of those fun and interactive activities the kids learn several aspects of the marine plankton diversity and its key role in regulating carbon sequestration (and climate change) and its susceptibility to ocean pollution and acidification.

As part of Prof. Craig Smith lab we host an exhibition with video footage taken during our deep-sea expeditions using submersibles and ROVs. We also bring voucher collections with invertebrate and fish specimens collected in various locations of the deep-sea, including the Antarctic ocean. Children always get excited about the  weird-looking creatures that inhabit the sea floor in a variety of habitats such as hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, seamounts, submarine canyons, abyssal plains, etc.

Learning the effects of pressure in
the open and deep ocean
Discovering the marine microbes
A giant copepod is a prize for a good
and curious mini-scientist

Why the oceans are becoming more
Kahala elementary students learning about deep-sea biodiversity
Antarctic sea cucumber Protelpidia
    Images of 2006 and 2011 SOEST Open House hosted at UH Manoa

Science Communication

  C-MORE hosts the Scholars program. The picture in the left was taken in one of the C-MORE Scholar's training event that took place in Sand Island Beach Park, Oahu. Undergraduate scholars were introduced to concepts on identifying key environmental gradients responsible for benthic faunal zonation across a reef-rock shore.




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