Get the most out of your Maui Ocean Center experience with our team of expert marine naturalists!
MOC’s naturalists are some of the most experienced and educated scientists on-island, and they’re here to answer all of your questions! So don’t be shy — ask them anything about Maui’s incredible marine life or the natural history of the Hawaiian Islands during your next visit. They might even share some special tips and tricks on how to save the ocean from your own home!
A few of my favorites would have to be spotted eagle rays, basking sharks, and Hawaiian monk seals. So hard to pick just one! - Erin
My favorite part of working at MOC is constantly learning new things and sharing fun and interesting information with our guests! - Erin
I'm originally from Oʻahu. - Jon
BA - Ferrum College in VA, MS - USyd in Sydney Australia. - Jessica
Marine Science & Hawaiian Studies. - Jon
Get involved with your community and volunteer! Don't be afraid to branch out and try something new. - Erin
○ Refuse or reduce your plastic consumption.
○ Do beach cleanups and pick up trash whenever you see it!
○ Use rash guards or protective sun wear when on the beach or in the water instead of sunscreen.
○ Reduce your carbon footprint.
○ Become an ocean advocate and educate others!- Tiara
Dive in with Maui Ocean Center’s Marine Naturalists as they introduce you to Hawaiian words, cool creatures, marine-themed stories, and fun, at-home crafts!
Want to learn even more from these passionate ocean-lovers? Check out Maui Ocean Center’s special tours and interactive experiences! These programs allow you to dive deeper into the underwater world and engage with a real ocean scientist: Group Tours.
Interested in learning from a marine naturalist but can’t make it to the park? No problem, our marine naturalists can share their knowledge virtually too! Complete the inquiry form below, and a member of our team will get back to you. Our Education Department offers the following virtual presentations:
- Coral 101
- Hawaiʻi’s Diverse Reef Fish
- Sharks & Rays
- Wonderful Whales
- Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles
- Ocean Conservation (coral bleaching or marine debris emphasis)
An MOC staff member will get back to you regarding your request.