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NOAA Live! Pacific Islands Interactive Webinar Series

May 11, 2020

A series of interactive webinars will feature NOAA experts from the Pacific Islands region. The youth-focused webinars cover various science topics and are open to the public.


While you are home, we are offering a suite of six interactive webinars geared toward grades 2–8. Each webinar features a different NOAA expert and  topic and a moderated question and answer session. See the upcoming webinar topics, dates, and times below.

Week One

Week One is part of a 12-week, 35-part NOAA Live! 4 Kids Webinar series with NOAA experts from across the United States. NOAA Live! 4 Kids webinars are streamed online, between 45 and 60 minutes long, recorded, and available with English and Spanish subtitles on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution YouTube channel. They are presented in partnership with NOAA's Regional Collaboration Network and Woods Hole Sea Grant.  Past topics include weather, satellites, deep-sea exploration, marine mammals, and more.

Monday, May 18 from 9 - 9:45 a.m. HST

Nihoa Island

Stories in the Stone: Archaeology in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

By Malia Evans, NOAA National Ocean Service, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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Wednesday, May 20 from 9 - 9:45 a.m. HST

Hawaii Fisheries Extension Agent holding a Hawaiian bonefish (Oio).

Following ‘Ō‘io: The Life of Hawaiian Bonefishes

By Keith Kamikawa, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office

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Friday, May 22 from 9 - 9:45 a.m. HST

Energy map or Chilean Tsunami in 1960.

Minutes Matter: Nature's Warning Signs for Tsunami

By Cindi Preller, NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center 

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Week Two

Week Two is hosted by the Pacific Islands region in partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Education, and will feature guest speakers from NOAA Fisheries, the National Weather Service, and the National Ocean Service. The interactive webinars are also streamed live online and will run between 45 and 60 minutes.

Tuesday, May 26 from 9 - 9:45 a.m. HST

close-up of a humpback whale breaching.

Learn to Speak Whale

By Ali Bayless, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

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Wednesday, May 27 from 9 - 9:45 a.m. HST


Hurricanes at Home

By John Bravender, Leigh Anne Eaton, and Eric Lau, NOAA National Weather Service - Central Pacific Hurricane Center 

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Thursday, May 28 from 9 - 9:45 a.m. HST

3D print coral polyp model.

Corals: Too Hot to Handle

By Paulo Maurin, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management

Learn more

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on June 21, 2023