Outreach and Education
The outreach and education program serves as the focus for the communication of scientific programs with outside agencies and the public. The objective of the program is to seek and create opportunities to inform and educate the public of the center's mission and its impact on the economy and environment in the Pacific. This is accomplished by the following:
- Raising the awareness of the general public to gain support for the programs of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.
- Educating young people and growing stewards of the environment.
- Establishing the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as a resource for the community for networking with community groups, schools, and other organizations.
- Promoting careers in ocean sciences.
- Developing age appropriate curriculum with teachers that supports the objectives of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.
The program also designs resources and implements strategies to increase communications and understanding between the agency, our constituents and the general public.
As a service to the community, the outreach and education program will conduct on-site seminars and presentations for schools or community groups. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center will participate in community events and career fairs at schools. We will respond to requests from teachers, students and others, and serve as a resource in curriculum planning or research writing.
- The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (1.0 MB PDF)
- Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center: Surveying a Vast Ocean (2.5 MB PDF)
- Marine Wildlife Viewing Guidelines for Hawaii (1.1 MB PDF)
Activities and Programs
- PIFSC Scientists Provide Real-World Perspective to University Students of Marine Conservation Biology.
- Use of Barbless Circle Hooks by Hawaii Shoreline Fishers Helps the Conservation of Fishery Resources and Protected Species.