SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HAWAII
Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach educators teach
Hawaii's youth how to reduce our dependency on plastics and
to join us in recovering what does wash up on our shores.
Hawaii Wildlife Fund is also working to stop ocean pollution at its source. In 2016,
we joined the efforts of Surfrider Foundation and others to ban polystyrene food containers (EPS or Styrofoam)
on Maui and Hawaii Island.
Please patronize these 131 food vendors and restaurants that have
elected to use foam alternatives for their to-go containers.
STYROFOAM BAN PRESS RELEASE
Mahalo nui loa to all who joined us in celebrating 20 years of marine conservation in Hawai'i Nei!
For 20 years, Hawaii Wildlife Fund has been at the forefront of a community-driven
effort to restore the health of our islands' nearshore waters.
Our team depends on the support and involvement of hundreds of
HWF is known for our hands-on
field work: restoring native
vegetation, removing invasive species and marine debris from our
shores, and protecting
native wildlife like sea
turtles and seals who use these beaches.
We also reduce ocean pollution at its source
through outreach education to our residents and visitors, through legislation that bans marine debris such as plastic bags
and polystyrene, and through a lawsuit resulting in a
landmark court decision identifying wastewater as a pollutant in
our nearshore reefs.
We have made progress: Green sea turtle and humpback whales are
increasing due to conservation efforts, but their ocean home is in
big trouble and the future has never been more uncertain. The work
we do on behalf of Hawaii's native wildlife depends on
your involvement. Wont you join us?
Hannah Bernard, Executive Director
COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS OUTREACH
Hawai'i Wildlife Fund
educators are excited to share our newest environmental education unit
with middle school teachers and their classrooms.
Since August, our two-part Hawaiian Coastal Ecosystems unit has
reached over 180 middle school students (5th-7th grades) statewide. Students
receive hands-on experience using scientific research techniques and
participate in service-learning field trips.
This program was made possible by a generous donation from the
Massen Greene Foundation in memory of John DiFederico.
VOLUNTEER OR INTERN WITH HWF
· Sea turtle nesting project (Maui)
· Marine debris recovery project (Maui & Hawaii)