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OPIHI: Our Project In Hawaii's Intertidal


Our Project in Hawaii's Intertidal

is run by the

University of Hawaii

in partnership with

Reefcheck Hawaii

students working in Hawaiian intertidal zone



OPIHI (Our Project in Hawaii’s Intertidal) is a school-based monitoring program of Hawaii’s rocky intertidal where students improve their scientific skills while gathering data in an area that has not been well studied in Hawaii. While taking part in OPIHI, students learn about topics in marine ecology and conservation, species identification, and sampling techniques. Most importantly, students build their confidence and interest in science. We hope this place-based learning connects students to their local environments and natural resources and encourages wise stewardship.


Open the OPIHI website



Topic - intertidal, marine, coastal, monitoring

Audience - middle school, high school

Location - Hawaii

Goals - education, research, conservation



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