Opportunity for Educators & Conservation Leaders in the Monument - Learn more!
The remoteness of this vast ocean region presents special challenges for educational opportunities. The Monument's educational initiatives consist of distance learning via the web and other remote access technologies and opening of a NWHI Discovery Center in Hilo, Hawai`i. Monument staff also participate in and hold community events, give public presentations, and conduct educational programs with partner agencies involved in managing the NWHI. The Monument's educational effort centers around increasing understanding of ecosystem management, and emphasizes the necessity of protecting this area as possibly the last large-scale predator-dominated coral reef ecosystem on Earth. All educational activities stress the importance of conservation and seek to actively engage the public in management of the Monument.
In 2002 a multi-agency web site was constructed to highlight the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Click here to visit the site. (you will be re-directed to a non-NOAA server)