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Inspiring Elementary School Students at Island Pacific Academy

On December 12, 2011, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) staff members Matthew Limtiaco and Daniel Wagner visited 4th grade students at Island Pacific Academy. During their visit, they shared information and underwater photographs of the unique flora and fauna of PMNM, and talked about the logistical challenges of conducting research in this remote region. Additionally, students completed an artistic fish identification activity that helped them identify diverse organisms inhabiting the protected waters of the monument. A total of 40 elementary students and teachers attended the event, and were able to learn more about the unique marine diversity of PMNM.

Daniel Wagner presenting at Island Pacific Academy.
Research Specialist Daniel Wagner presenting to 4th grade students at Island Pacific Academy. Credit: Matthew Limtiaco
4th grade student studying the artistic fish identification activity.
4th grade student at Island Pacific Academy studying the Papahānaumokuākea artistic fish identification activity. Credit: Matthew Limtiaco
4th grade student working on the artistic fish identification activity.
4th grade student at Island Pacific Academy working on the Papahānaumokuākea artistic fish identification activity. Credit: Matthew Limtiaco