Environmental Ecology and Hawaiian Culture for High School Students
March 22-29, 2013
For students currently in
grades 10, 11 & 12
There is no commuter option for this program.
Application Deadline EXTENDED:
Sunday, February 10, 2013
11:59 PM EST
This Spring, Brown University offers outstanding high school students an opportunity to study marine science, volcanology, and culture in one of the earth’s most incredible places: the living laboratory of Hawai'i.
The island of Hawai'i allows students to experience a wide variety of unique ecosystems and culture. The Island hosts an incredible diversity of climate types and biologically significant species. In just over 4,000 miles of terrain, students can find everything from dry coastal desert, to some of the wettest spots on earth, snow-capped mountains, and coral reef systems. Occupying just one percent of the landmass of the United States, the islands of Hawai'i are home to thousands of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.
Focus of Study:
- Living history and culture of Hawai'i
- Natural and geological history of the island Hawai'i
- Human impact on the Islands
- Leadership skills for sustainable communities
- Visit Volcanoes National Park
- Hike across a dormant volcanic crater
- Explore a tropical forest
- Snorkel and kayak to explore marine biology and coral reef ecology
- Explore the history and culture of Hawai'i