Oahu Student Stewards Contest

3rd Annual Contest, 2019-2020

Dolphin Quest has been a community education partner, welcoming school children as participants in our field trip program, for over 20 years.  Education is at the foundation of our mission to touch hearts and minds and inspire the next generation of stewards.  In this 3rd annual contest, Dolphin Quest is again reaching out to Title I schools.  Students are presented with a question about a current conservation hot topic.  Submissions may take the form each classroom deems best suited to address the issue (i.e. 2-dimensional art project, video, essay, song, etc.). The winning classroom will receive an all-expense paid field trip, including transportation, to Dolphin Quest Oahu at The Kahala Hotel & Resort! View contest rules below to learn more.

The winner will win an all-expense paid field trip to Dolphin Quest for their classroom!


2019-2020 Conservation Topics

4th Grade Contest Theme

Vote as a class on whether Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins need our help. Create a tool to educate others about your decision.

Marine Mammals such as whales and dolphins are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Some marine mammals have additional protection such as being listed as Endangered Species.

Currently State and Federal agencies are preparing new rules regarding how humans interact with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins.

As part of this process submissions should reflect student learning on topics such as:

  • Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin habitat and behavior
  • Current rules regarding interactions with spinner dolphins
  • Why Scientists are concerned about the spinner dolphins
  • Why people do not want additional rules
  • Pros & Cons of each side of the debate question “do they need our help” – summary of debate points discussion

Contest Rules & Guidelines