capstone: marine science and advocacy
Sylvia Earle stated “I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us.” Students in this course will explore the natural environment and investigate ways to protect the wild ocean through research, wonderment, and science. Student projects will be expected to contribute directly towards scientific knowledge and / or advocate for ocean health and resiliency through education or community based projects. Students are welcome to continue current projects or develop new areas of focus. Current projects available to students through HPA’s Marine Studies Program include coastal cleanups, fishing line recycling program, satellite telemetry of sea turtles, turtle facial recognition program, sea turtle monitoring and mapping and coral reef monitoring.