Searcher
    Ocean Research and Education
copyright  ⓒ, MFSE 2009

    TAKE AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF THE
    HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ABOARD THE
    SEARCHER!!!

    The MFSE is pleased to announce that we will be
    offering educational tours around the main
    Hawaiian islands during the summer of 2006.  Join
    us as we show you an unique and intimate view of
    the Hawaiian Islands from aboard the Searcher.  
    These multi-day trips shall highlight some of the
    more remote and beautiful spots of our island
    chain. Learn from the experts, as leading
    researchers, historians, and educators teach you
    about the islands and our marine ecosystems.
    Participate in on-going research projects and help
    to understand and preserve our natural
    environment.
    Educational Programs

    The MFSE is beginning an initiative that will allow
    Hawaii’s students immersion in the marine environment.
    We   believe that through direct experience students can
    develop an appreciation and respect for the natural
    environment. It is hoped that this connection will
    promote their interest in understanding and preserving
    natural resources. Searcher provides an excellent vehicle
    for educating. We plan to work with Hawaii’s schools and
    teachers to design and implement a program that offers
    both course work and experiential learning aboard the
    ship. In addition to the traditional courses that could be
    offered (math, marine sciences, Hawaiiana, literature,
    etc…) we plan to offer educational opportunities in ship
    operations. This could include subjects such as
    GPS/Navigation, Radar/Sonar, Propulsion, Power
    generation, etc…

    We believe that teaching the underlying principles in
    math and science through directly applicable yet exciting
    experiences is more likely to generate interest and a
    desire to learn in the students. It is hoped that eventually
    the MFSE will be able to link our educational and
    research hope to have students experience working with
    professionals from the marine industry. We would like to
    expose the students to the marine research being
    conducted here in the islands, to the fishery and marine
    tourism industries,and to the professionals who work in
    protecting Hawaii’s marine environment.
    We believe in exposing students to the entire spectrum
    of careers related to the marine environment showing
    them not only the opportunities, but the importance of
    our natural environment to Hawaii’s well being.
TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OF AN
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM USING
SEARCHER AS A FLOATING CLASSROOM,
PLEASE CONTACT:

Jonathan Littenberg, Captain
1 808 225-8982
searcher@hawaii.rr.com