ACS- University of Hawaii at Manoa
  
    
members on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus
     
   

The ACS University of Hawaii Manoa began in 2013 thanks to Brijonnay Madrigal's incredible leadership. Since its beginning, this group has been active at full speed. This ACS-UH Manoa has  taken full advantage of their rich surrounding to promote cetacean conservation.  Activities include beach clean-ups, campaigns to prevent dumping into city storm drains, participating in local research, attending local elementary school classrooms to give ocean conservation presentations, film screenings, guest speakers, and much more! They have partnered with One Ocean Diving to educate their community and members about shark conservation. Even further, they have hosted Ocean Ramsey, world famous shark conservationist, model and free-diver as a guest speaker!

 

ACSSC-UH Mānoa members during Ocean Count 2014
   
   
ACS UH Manoa members participate in the yearly Ocean Count held through the NOAA Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. This involves contributing to annual shore-based monitoring census by counting humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii from January-March. Their members learn about humpback whale behavior, contribute to ongoing data collection, and promote awareness about humpback whales to ensure their health in the future.
   
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ACS UH Manoa members have also held student panel forums by inviting graduate students form the UH Manoa Marine Mammal Research Program to share their career advice. Students have also had unique opportunities such as attending a dolphin necropsy! The group is active in their community!

 

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Leaders

President- Becca Katz

Vice President- Angel Valdez

 Secretary- Victoria Davies 

        Treasurer- Sage Morningstar

   Education & Outreach Officers- Lane Morrow and Eve Berlinsky

     Public Relations & Social Media Officer- Conner Humann
    
   
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