“The Third Field Study Programme in Hawai’i”
Our field study A in 2010 was held for 13 days, during 6-18 September 2010, in Hawai’i. The programme theme was “Environmental Issues in Hawai’I,” and our 7 participating students had the privilege of participating in the lectures offered by leading researchers, expert practitioners of various fields pertaining to environmental issues.
Although we had a help of an interpreter for all lectures, the students took a 15-hours English course offered by the Outreach College in order to prepare themselves for the lectures and for the two weeks life in Hawai’i. Mme. Chris, who had given our student an English course for the past two years, gave the course again this year to our students. They very much enjoyed it.
The lectures varied from specialised academic fields such as ecology/botany issues, environmental/resource economics and climate change, to more general fields of Hawaiian environment and culture. The students actively posed questions, which were well received by the lectures and the hosting institutes. In addition to the lectures, five field trips were organised, to Bishop Museum, Lyon Arboretum, Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Hanauma Bay, and Kapolei restoration site. For the last one, we had an opportunity to actually contribute to a conservation activity by cutting deadwoods and planting an endangered species under the burning sun.
Like last year, we stayed in Waikiki, where three/four students shared a room. The students seemed to have got used to the life in Honolulu very quickly, enjoying cooking, eating out, shopping, swimming in a beach and a pool. The Department of Economics organised us a closing luncheon with delicious sweets, during which two of our students give a speech in English. In the evening, we had a dinner at an Italian restaurant, inviting Prof. Tarui, Chris, and the graduate students of UoH who worked as interpreters. We are truly grateful for all the people who have enabled this field study programme, which offered our students such a precious opportunity of learning and widening their perspectives.
|9/6 MON||AM||20:50 成田発 NH1052便 (7h35)
|PM||13:30 ハワイ大学 オリエンテーション・キャンパスツアー|
|9/7 TUE||AM||9:30-12:30 英語講座1
9:30-13:00 Welcome & Orientation
10:30-12:30 English Class
|9/8 WED||AM||9:30-12:30 英語講座3|
|9/9 THU||AM||9:30-12:30 英語講座5 & 修了式|
講義 1 Cliff Morden “陸生種問題”
講義 2 John Lynham “海洋漁業資源管理”
講義 3 ハワイの文化と自然
ハナウマ湾 Sea Grant Program
講義 4 “ハマナウ湾の保全管理”
|9/13 MON||AM||9:00-10:30 (GD~10:45)
講義 5 Kim Burnett “侵略的外来種問題”
講義 6 Dolan Eversole “海面上昇と沿岸管理”
12:30-15:30@site (-15:45 GD@site)
フィールド実習3 & 講義 7
Christopher Dunn & staff
Kapolei Restoration Site – Ka’ala Farm
14:00-16:00 White Plain Beach
講義8 Jeff Burgett “気候変動と種の保全”
講義9 Makena Coffman “ハワイにおける温室効果ガスの削減計画”
講義10 John Cusick“環境センターインターンシップ”
フィールド実習5 & 講義11
HIMB Coconut Island“海洋資源管理”
12:30ハワイ大学着(GD on the way back)
講義12 Nori Tarui “気候変動の経済学”(日本語)