Help students develop an appreciation of the importance of marine ecosystems to the global environment and human life in this STEM trip to Hawaii.
Focus on the land, sea, air and space as students use concepts from geography and biology to understand Hawaii's unique ecosystem. Students will learn about the unique marine biodiversity surrounding Hawaii, the islands conservation efforts and the volcanic geology. Students will leave with a richer understanding of the fragility of our world's climate, with visits to the Punalu'u Beach, Volcanoes National Park and the UH Hilo Marine Science department. Furthermore, students will also develop an appreciation of how experts in the STEM fields are working to protect the world we live in.
DAY 1 - TRAVEL TO HONOLULU
Fly to Hawaii’s famous Honolulu. You’ll arrive in the morning, so settle in to your hotel and then explore Waikiki Beach.
DAY 2: PEARL HARBOUR, THE PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM AND A TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN LUAU
Spend the day at Pearl Harbour Memorial. You can view the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Battleship Missouri and take part in an educational program at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Tonight you will take part in a traditional Hawaiian Luau.
DAY 3: FLY TO HILO
Fly to Hilo on The Big Island of Hawaii, and transfer to your educational camp.
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With a STEM focus centred around geography, biology, the environment and space, this trip is not only educational but inspiring and actionable. This trip can be fully customised to meet curriculum and attainment targets. You may also want to allow some extra time to sample some of Hawaii's most famous sport – surfing! Or, participate in a Zipline or ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch, see the area where Jurassic Park and King Kong were filmed! Speak with one of our training consultants about our STEM trips to Hawaii.
Home to unique geological and biological ecosystems, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park extends from sea level to two of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Not only are volcanoes impressive land makers, but they are also destructive beasts. Kīlauea and Mauna Loa are responsible for creating the Hawaiian Island chain and continue to add to the island of Hawaii today. Mauna Loa is the biggest mountain on Earth, sitting 8,230m higher than Mount Everest from the sea floor. Take in the magnitude of this National Park, proudly displaying over 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution in the Hawaiian Emperor Seamount chain.
Experts in marine science education, the Marine Science Program at UH Hilo will give your students the extraordinary opportunity to discover the unique marine environments surrounding Hawaii. Students will take part in a program that includes hands-on laboratory and field experience, inquiry-based instruction, and direct interactive learning. Students will leave UH Hilo with a greater understanding of the world’s oceans and an appreciation of the importance of marine ecosystems to the global environment and life on earth.
Punaluʻu Beach is Hawaii's most famous beach. It is known for its black sand, coconut trees and turtle spotting. Learn about how the famous black sand originated, how conservation efforts have enabled the turtle population to swell and how the strong ocean currents at this beach contribute to Hawaii's popular surf culture. The beach sits in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the sand is made up primarily of basalt, created by volcanic activity. As lava flowed into the ocean, it cooled and exploded. Punaluʻu Beach is also home to powerful ocean currents. To preserve this beautiful beach, removing sand or rock from Punaluʻu Beach is kapu (Kapu - forbidden).
"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"
"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."
"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"
“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date! The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever. I don’t know if it gets better than this.”
Explore two of America's most famous cities, Washington and New York City! Further students' understanding of history and politics in the US, and its impact on the rest of the world.
"Educating Adventures was able to help me plan the trip each step of the way. The team had a solution for every scenario, which made me feel extremely reassured."
Students are given the chance to gain a new skill, discover a new hobby and have a memorable educational experience with their friends.