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We are proud to present the participants of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Education Expedition 2005. Meet Alan Nakagawa, Allen Golden, Andy Collins, Angela Anders, Ann Bell, Barbara Klemm, Barbara Mayer, Cindy Hunter, Cobey Doi, Dan Suthers, David Boynton, Diana Leone, Elizabeth Flint, Elizabeth Kumabe, Haunani Seward, Kehau Souza, Malia Chow, Margaret Prevenas, Pete Obowski, Sabra Kauka, Sandy Webb, and Scott Kekuewa.

Alan Nakawaga
Alan Nakawaga Alan works with K-12 teachers in the Hamakua School complex in Big Island. He has been working as grant manager for Mobile Education Partners and also as a resource teachers of the Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities. He has also worked as a science teacher in biology, ecology, math and aquaculture.

Allen Golden
Allen Golden Allen teaches 6th and 7th grade social studies for Jarrent Middle School on Oahu, and the NWHI have been a focus of his classroom teaching since 2001, now being taught as a multi-disciplinary unit including math, art, science, and language. He is an avid water sportsman and outdoor person.

Andy Collins
Andy Collins Andy works for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve as their Education and Outreach Coordinator, where he has had the opportunity to share his love for the marine environment with the public and school children through informal teaching, producing on-line research expedition coverage, and developing a multimedia discovery center in Hilo, Hawaii.

Angela Anders
Angela Anders Angela is a biologist with a research focus in avian ecology and conservation. She has been conducting seabird research in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for the past 9 years, and she has had the opportunity to live and work on Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, for a total of 20 months (most recent stay was from January to June of this year).

Ann Bell
Ann Bell Ann works for Fish and Wildlife Services, with the Hawaii office. She is passionate about community education. She has been involved with the Navigating Change curriculum for several years.

Barbara Klemm
Barbara Klemm Barbara is a professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies College of Education, University of Hawai`i. She ahs also been an elementary and secondary science teacher, and developed marine and environmental education curriculum. Her research focuses on use of the Internet for virtual field trips, science instruction and teacher education.

Barbara Mayer
Barbara Mayer Barbara teaches Earth Science 8th grade at Kamehameha Middle school in Oahu. She received a Masters in Marine Biology from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She has used the Navigating Change curriculum in several of her classes, and has been following along with her students many of the Hokule`a expeditions with the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Cindy Hunter
Cindy Hunter Cindy is a coral reef ecologist, teaching marine biology at UH-Manoa. Her current research interests include conservation biology, marine biodiversity, and mitigation of alien algae on Hawaii's reefs.

Cobey Doi
Cobey Doi Cobey teaches 4th grade in the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Big Island, where she has been for the last five years. Her focus in education is science and Hawaiian studies.

Dan Suthers
Dan Suthers Dan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai`i. His current focus is on the design and study of software for computer supported collaborative learning and online communities. He is currently one of the "principal investigators" for the Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities.

David Boynton
David Boynton David works as an Environmental Education Resource teacher for the Koke`e Discovery Center in Kauai. Trained in Biological Sciences education, he focuses on watersheds and forest ecosystems, David has also written for several local publications and has authored two Hawaiiana books.

Diana Leone
Diana Leone Diane is the onboard journalist. She works for the Honolulu Star Bulletin as an environmental reporter. She will be writing daily stories and updates that will be featured in the Star Bulletin newspaper.

Elizabeth Flint
Elizabeth is with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and will be staying at Nihoa Island to conduct a reconnaissance of the local environmental conditions and monitoring the seabird colonies.

Elizabeth Kumabe
Elizabeth Kumabe Liz works with Sea Grant Hawaii, working at Hanauma Bay Marine Life Conservation District leading the Education team conducting visitor education and outreach programs.

Haunani Seward
Haunani Seward Haunani has worked at `Ele`ele school in Kaua`i, where she engaged students in many ocean related projects, such as studying the effects of marine debris on Kaho`olawe, reef studies around Kaua`i, and many more. Now at Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha on Kaua`i.

Kehau Souza
Kehau is an assistant for the archeology project planned for Nihoa.

Malia Chow
Malia is a Policy Analyst at NOAA/NOS NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. A product of Hawai`i Schools and a geneticist by training, previously she worked as a professional at the University of Hawai`i.

Margaret Prevenas
Margaret Prevenas Maggie teaches 7th grade science at Kalama Intermediate school in Maui. She recently came back from "The Ice" (Antarctica) as part of an expedition focusing on declining shrimp population, the ozone hole, and global warming. An enthusiastic member of Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities, she embraces incorporation of new communication technologies in her teaching

Pete Obowski
Pete is an entomologist graduate student with UC Berkeley, and will be conducting work at Nihoa.

Sabra Kauka
Sabra Kauka Sabra is a teacher of Hawaiian studies at Island school in Kaua`i for grades K-5. She also works at the Department of Education as the cultural resource person, coordinating and planning training for all Hawaiian studies teachers in Kaua`i. She has a particular interest in ethnobotany, which she shares with her students.

Sandy Webb
Sandy Webb Sandy teaches honors biology and other sciences fo 9-12 graders in Mililani school on O`ahu. She is also the coordinator of several student research projects, service projects and curriculum initiatives. She has worked with the Nature Conservancy of Hawai`i to have students learn about the forest ecosystem and collect data and remove alien species.

Scott Kekuewa Kilikoi
Scott is a doctoral student with Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii. He will be doing archeological work at Nihoa Island.

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