Free Ocean Awareness Training Course Slated 5/15/08
May 15, 2008
Lahaina, HI -- Local environmental organizations on Maui are once again joining forces to offer a free Ocean Awareness Training certification course to the community and commercial marine tour operators. The course is jointly coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Maui Ocean Center, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Project S.E.A.-Link, Maui Reef Fund, Maui Community College Marine Option Program, Hawaii Eco-Nature Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, and the Coral Reef Alliance. Nominated for the 2007 Living Reef Award, this free training course will provide a foundational knowledge base for those employed in the marine recreation industry, community volunteers or anyone who wants to learn more about Hawaii’s marine environment.