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About Voice of the Sea
Voice of the Sea is an original, half-hour television series produced in partnership with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education and the Curriculum Research & Development Group. The innovative half-hour TV Voice of the Sea series presents global issues in a local context, incorporating traditional knowledge and cultural practices into the STEM canon. Episodes highlight ocean research and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Voice of the Sea host travels throughout Hawaii and the Pacific meeting researchers, scientists and cultural practitioners whose work benefits the ocean. Viewers learn about current science research, it’s importance to them, and the ways in which traditional knowledge can inform science and management practices.
Voice of the Sea Highlights
- Hosted by world paddleboard champion, shark researcher, and science educator Kanesa Duncan Seraphin.
- Travels across the Pacific to bring stories of relevance to local audiences.
- Profiles local science and cultural celebrities, building strong viewer connections.
- Creates interest in the processes of science and inspires students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.
In Each Episode
We meet with cultural experts, science researchers, and support staff to develop viewers’ understanding of who these people are and what they do. Each episode highlights the technology, ideas, questions, and real-life details of these experts. Voice of the Sea inspires interest in ocean science and teaches concepts that apply to viewers' own lives and relationship with the ocean and planet, creating a more engaged and vibrant community.
Voice of the Sea on TV
Voice of the Sea 30-minute TV episodes air in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Hawaii: Sundays at 6pm on KFVE, The Home Team: Channel 5 and Channel 1005 (HD) or on KFVE.com.
American Samoa: Thursdays at 7:30 pm on KVZK Channel 2.
Guam: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30pm on KUAM TV Channel 2; Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30pm on NBC-TV8; and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm on NBC-TV8.
Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae), and The Marshall Islands: Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7am, 3pm, and 7pm on Oceania Television Network (OTV) Channel 23 & 29.
Go to our Voice of the Sea Watch Episodes page to browse episodes.
Voice of the Sea Online
Special, online-only segments provide in-depth information and extended discussions with researchers. Online-only episodes of Voice of the Sea can be found here.
Exploring Our Fluid Earth Curriculum
Voice of the Sea TV and online episodes are linked to content in the freely available Exploring Our Fluid Earth curriculum.
Learn More About Voice of the Sea
- Download the Voice of the Sea informational brochure
- Read about Voice of the Sea in the Hawaii Star or from the Univeristy of Hawaii College of Education press release or annual report Currents
- Listen to the Voice of the Sea Bytemarks Café discussion or the interview with Kanesa on Bytemarks Café sharing Voice of the Sea audio clips
- Watch Kanesa's Sunrise Hawaii News Now interview
- View highlights from Voice of the Sea in this 3-minute video
- Browse ExploringOurFluidEarth.org to find out more about your favorite Voice of the Sea topics and episodes as well as to find information and activities about the physics, chemistry, biology, and ecology of the ocean!