OCN 201 Field Trips - Fall 2017

OCN 201 Lecture Class: To receive field trip credit for the lecture course, you may choose from one of the self-guided field trip options and complete the appropriate worksheet.

Completed worksheets with accompanying receipts are to be turned in during office hours to the TA office.

Forms MUST be received by the TA office during TA office hours by December 8th, 2017 to receive credit.

No late forms will be accepted.



Lecture Class Field Trip Options

Hanauma Bay - Self-guided visits!

Tour Hanauma Bay on a self guided field trip.  Remember to bring the field trip worksheet with you on the trip. The center is closed Tuesdays, but otherwise open daily from 7am-8pm, and Saturdays from 7am-8pm. There is a $1 parking fee. Admission to eduction center and bay is free with a UH student ID or Hawaii State ID. This field trip requires that you fill out the Hanauma Bay Worksheet, attach your receipt and return it to the TA's. 

Car: Follow H-1 east towards Diamond Head. H-1 will turn into Kalaniana'ole Highway (72). Follow Kalaniana'ole Highway 7 miles past Diamond Head and look for the signs for Hanauma Bay on your right.

BUS from UH: Take #4 to Waikiki and get off at Kuhio/Namahana St. Transfer to the #22 beach bus to Hanauma Bay.

Waikiki Aquarium - Self-guided visits!

Visit the Waikiki Aquarium at 2777 Kalakaua Ave. Entrance costs $6 with a student I.D.! Don't forget to complete the Waikiki Aquarium Worksheet & have it stamped at the ticket desk (please include receipt with your worksheet). Bring a pencil or a pen, and something to place your worksheet on (e.g. clipboard or note pad).

BUS from UH: take the #4 Bus to Waikiki, get off at the Zoo and walk towards Diamond Head (approx. 0.25 mi).


Other options: Self-guided visits!

Atlantis submarine dive (expensive); volunteer day at any of the Oahu fish ponds; another similar pre-approved trip- you must first clear this with the professor or Head TA


Laboratory Field Trips

OCN 201 Lab Class: Group field trips are ONLY offered to the OCN 201 lab students.

Check periodically with your lab TA throughout the semester concerning the availability, date, and time of group field trips.


Makapuu Point Tide Pools - Group field trips!

Look at our Makapuu Point tide pools gallery! The field trip will likely consist of 3-3.5 hours of hiking, so bring water, some snacks, good hiking shoes (no slippers), sun-block, swimsuit (optional), any field ID books you may have, and a good attitude!

RV Kilo Moana Tours - Group field trips!

When the Research Vessel Kilo Moana of the University of Hawai‘i is in town, it is docked at the University Marine Center on Pier 35. You will need to be escorted by a TA to enter the facility and visit the R/V Kilo Moana.

Map to the University Marine Center!

Coconut Island - Group field trips!

Join us while we tour Coconut Island, home of the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.  We'll tour laboratories, view ongoing scientific projects, and view the local marine life - including sharks! Bring drinking water and sunscreen.

Look at A Brief History of Coconut Island "Moku O Loe" from the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, and our Coconut Island field trip galleries from Fall 2003 and  Spring 2002

Polynesian Voyaging Society - Group field trips!

The  Polynesian Voyaging Society is the organization responsable for the Hōkūle`a, a traditional style sailing canoe. Here we'll get a chance to learn more about polynesian navigation and the sailing canoes that are maintained and sailed by the PVS.

Last modified: June 2017
Department of Oceanography