Hawaii Field Research                              Winter  2011 


Contributions and Acknowledgements

Professor: Dr. Sean Terry

Editing and Creative Contributions: Dwight Bizzell and Pete Sumners

Website Consultant: Drew Rouse

Website Designer: Dalton Sivils

Field Work:
Dwight Bizzell

Dalton Sivils

Pete Sumners

Brenna Davis

Spencer Anderson

Ally Loveland

Kevin Ritter

Cecily Robertson

Rachel Hazell

Bichlien Pham

We would like to thank the following people, without whom this trip would not have been possible -

Jonny Dubowsky
Founder, Rock ‘n Renew Foundation
We would like to thank you for your assistance and guidance in our research.  Your knowledge was extremely beneficial to our fieldwork and gave us insight into the local Hawaiian culture.  You made this research trip a memorable and life changing experience that none of us will forget. 

Dr. Hank Carson
Marine Science, Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of Hawaii-Hilo
By answering our questions and leading us on such an informative beach cleanup, you were an irreplaceable asset, not only to our research, but also to our cultural exposure, environmental education, and overall experience on this trip.  We cannot thank you enough.

Bobby Grimes
Owner, Living Soils Organics
We greatly appreciate your hospitality and graciousness in allowing our class to visit your land. Your knowledge in soil organics led us to a greater understanding of the environmentalism and agriculture of Hawaii.  This made for not only a fun experience, but an enlightening one as well. Also, many thanks for the introduction to Miracle Berries!

George Nixon
We would like to give a huge thanks to you for your generosity in allowing us onto your kipuka.  We are extremely appreciative to you for sharing your knowledge and teaching us about the dangers of invasive species, and thoroughly enjoyed planting trees with you.  You shared your beautiful spring waterfall with us and made this trip such a memorable one.

Cindy Whitehawk
Without your knowledge of marine life, reef systems, and the Hawaiian green sea turtle, much of our research would not have been possible. You were a pivotal part of the educational experience that made our trip so memorable. 

Noni Sanford
Thank you for inviting us into your home and sharing your experiences as a collector of marine debris.  This experience was a memorable and fascinating addition to our trip.

George Balazs
Leader, Marine Turtle Research Program
NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
Thank you for making yourself readily available to answer our questions. Your expert knowledge greatly improved the quality of our research.

Dr. Sean Terry
Field Research Instructor
Drury University

You were the keystone in making this trip a success.  With your hard work and diligent planning, you made this a lifetime experience that none of us will forget.  You not only helped us with our research, but you got to know each of us individually.  Your hard work did not go unnoticed, and we all greatly appreciated everything you did for us.  You were not only a professor, but also a wonderful resource and friend to each of us.

Megan Terry
Thank you so much for inviting us into your family, caring for us, cooking, and helping us navigate around the island.  You knowledge and expertise was a wonderful resource, and we deeply appreciate the work it took in caring for so many of us.  You made the trip a wonderful adventure that we will never forget.