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Understand the interaction between humans and nature

Stanford's Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii is an interdisciplinary program that investigates the Earth sciences, life sciences, and Hawaiian culture to address environmental issues that arise from the interaction between man and nature. The program is designed for students interested in Earth systems, biology, geological and environmental sciences, and cultural anthropology. Led by Stanford faculty with extensive research and teaching experience in Hawaii,  20 students will spend a full quarter working, studying, and living on the islands of Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai.

NOTE: The program will not be running in 2024. More information about future dates will be posted here as it becomes available.

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Where we go

Students working the field in Hawaii

The quarter-long Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii takes place on the islands of Hawaii (the Big Island) and Kauai.

For six weeks we explore and study the Big Island based out of two locations: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the eastern side of the island; and Waimea, a beautiful town in north central Hawaii with access to areas such as the Kohala Forest Reserve and Puako Reef on the north Kona coast.

The next two weeks we transition to Kaua'i where we spend time exploring Koke'e State park and the Grand Canyon of Waimea as well as the North Shore, where we work with local groups of the Waipa Foundation and Limahuli Garden and Preserve. Following our time on Kaua'i we return to Waimea on the Big Island to complete the course.

This is an island program. While we work with numerous local groups, we spend the majority of our time living and working together. Up to twenty students will participate in the program. 

See what it was like for students who went on the Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii.

For more information

Ryan Petterson

Contact Wrigley Program Staff Director and Stanford Earth Field Education Director Ryan Petterson.