HAWAII

SEA TURTLE MARINE CONSERVATION

Journey to tropical Hawaii, where you’ll learn to protect its abundant ocean life and discover a traditional Hawaiian culture that is very much alive today.

Highlights

FOR THE HAWAII: SEA TURTLE MARINE CONSERVATION™ PROGRAM

  • Visit Haleakala National Park, home to the world’s largest dormant volcano
  • Snorkel and sail in the clear waters of the Pacific
  • Learn to hula dance and participate in a traditional luau
  • Protect endangered sea turtles where they nest through participating in data collection, tracking methods and habitat restoration alongside biologists
  • Journey along the iconic Road to Hana and take in the sights along the way

HAWAII

SEA TURTLE MARINE CONSERVATION

Program Overview

On this program you will explore a side of Hawaii that most will never see as you work to preserve some of the world’s most threatened wildlife. The island of Maui is home to five of the world’s seven species of sea turtle, most of which are classified as endangered. Poachers, habitat destruction, and climate change have threatened the “honu” (the Hawaiian name for sea turtle) as well as other ocean creatures that rely on the delicate marine ecosystem for survival. Learn all about these creatures as you help to restore their home and pave the way for future generations.

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COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
STATE: HAWAII

HAWAII

SEA TURTLE MARINE CONSERVATION

Community Service

Marine life, and sea turtles in particular, are threatened as their habitat is depleted. Green and Hawksbill turtle populations are being impacted by events such as the 2018 hurricane that washed out the most important nesting beaches for these species in the entire archipelago. Participate in beach and marine debris cleanups, assist an underwater visual census and employ more technologically advanced research methods alongside scientists and local advocates. Other projects that protect sea turtle habitat may include community education and coral restoration.

Immersive Learning

Break out the grass skirt and lei: it’s hula time! Dive deep into Maui’s rich Polynesian cultural heritage through traditional dance and storytelling at a traditional luau. Watch endangered turtles bask in the sun as you gain firsthand knowledge of their nesting patterns. You’ll hear straight from the experts about issues affecting local aquatic ecosystems such as climate change, plastics and poaching. Visit the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and learn about the preservation and history of plant species important to Hawaii. You’ll also have a chance to see what is believed to be the largest man-made structure in Polynesia.

Adventure

Journey along the world-famous Road to Hana, a wild and scenic route along the island’s rugged east coast — stop along the way to explore lush botanical gardens and remote waterfalls. With more than 30 miles of beaches to choose from, the island is the perfect place to try your hand at surfing or observe brightly colored fish while snorkeling. Take in Hawaii’s breathtaking landscape and natural beauty from a new perspective: from the water, while you take a ride on a performance sailboat. Then cool off with a cup of shave ice, a favorite island treat.

Lodging

Home Base for Session 1 and Session 3 is a set of comfortable, modest A-frame cabins in a beautiful, camp-like atmosphere located on the water. For Session 2, Home Base is a series of raised platform tentalows (think “glamping” tents with private bathrooms) on the same property, with private porches for each tentalow and Adirondack chairs. On the day-to-day, meals are healthy and balanced and will consist primarily of typical American fare (sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken, etc.) We will also have the opportunity to sample more traditional Hawaiian cuisine and local produce.

HAWAII

SEA TURTLE MARINE CONSERVATION

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

12-Day Program
Ages 14-19
2021 Dates
JUN 24 – JUL 05, 2021
JUL 08 – JUL 19, 2021
JUL 24 – AUG 04, 2021
Duration: 12 days
Tuition: $5,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-19
Lodging: Ecolodge
12-Day Program
Ages 14-19
2022 Dates
JUN 18 – JUN 29, 2022
JUL 02 – JUL 13, 2022
JUL 16 – JUL 27, 2022
JUL 30 – AUG 10, 2022
Duration: 12 days
Tuition: $5,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-19
Lodging: Ecolodge

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, a $600 deposit and $95 application fee are required.

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HEALTHY FOOD
& PURE WATER
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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HAWAII

SEA TURTLE MARINE CONSERVATION

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