MANŌ OF HAWAI'I
A Maui Digital Bus Virtual Project:
Students will explore the population, distribution, identification, and societal misunderstandings of sharks through discussions and research projects. An online dissection will expose students to the unique anatomy and physiology of the animals.
Manō (sharks) are one of the most misunderstood animals. They have been vilified by media and Hollywood as mindless man eating predators. Although they are the oceans top predators, and incidents of human injury and fatality do occur, their labels as man-eaters couldn’t be further from the truth. Shark population worldwide is down nearly 90%. Their role is imperative in the ecological balance of the oceans. This project aims at separating myth from fact, establishing a better understanding about sharks, and introducing the importance of these animals in Hawaiian culture.
This virtual project includes:
Six student directed modules
An introduction and conclusion classroom video chat with the Digital Bus
A live broadcasted field trip with the Digital Bus (location TDB)
The opportunity for students to book a one-on-one Q&A session with the Digital Bus