Bringing students to the intertidal allows diverse learners to become involved in science, provides students with an authentic scientific experience, and fosters a sense of place and stewardship of their environment. This is a step-by-step guide for teachers to planning, preparing students, and implementing an OPIHI field trip.
Although OPIHI was developed to monitor the intertidal in Hawai‘i, most of the handbook is applicable to all place-based field settings and is adaptable across locations.
Theme 11. Classroom Prep
Classroom activities to prepare your students to sample the environment
Theme 22. Planning
Planning considerations for you OPIHI field trip
Theme 33. Protocol
From arrival to wrap-up, how to conduct OPIHI research
Theme 44. Field Trip Supplies
Supplies needed for OPIHI field trips
Theme 55. Data Sheets
Collect data using these sheets and forms
Theme 66. Data Analysis
How to analyze your OPIHI data