Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project display
18th March - 30th April, 2011

Hawai`i State Capitol, Chamber Level
415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu. map

7:30am - 10pm (Monday - Friday)
8:30am - 2pm (Saturdays)
closed Sundays & public holidays

Free and open to the public

This special event is presented and organized by the
Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i

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For further information, please call B.E.A.C.H. on (808) 393 2168

Parking is available underneath the building
and is free after 6pm on weekdays.  
Parking entrance is via Miller Street.

Artwork by students from the following
schools will be on display:

Alva Scott Elementary School
Damien Memorial School
Farrington High School
Hahaione Elementary School
Hau`ula Elementary School
Island Pacific Academy
James Campbell High School
Kalaheo High School
Saint Anthony School
Saint Louis School
University Laboratory School
Waianae High School

The Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project was developed and implemented by the Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.) to help increase awareness in schools and the community of the impacts of marine debris on marine life and the environment.

This integrated marine science/art project involved students and teachers from many different schools and subject areas in learning about marine debris impacts such as ingestion, entanglement and habitat destruction, through powerpoint presentations, films, photographs, discussions and hands on learning with marine debris. Students then chose an issue that they are most concerned about and created a painting or drawing to help educate the community and inspire support for actions that will help reduce and prevent marine debris.

The project was conducted in thirty schools on O`ahu from 2008 to 2011 and resulted in more than twenty-eight public displays of artwork by more than 1500 students in grades K-12. Following the month long exhibitions of artwork, books of selected pieces were created to provide on-going learning and access to the work (such as in library collections) long after the projects had finished.


Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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