Encounter extraordinary ecology on the Big Island

Say aloha to Hawaii, the largest—but one of least explored—islands in the Hawaiian archipelago.

With Cornell ecologist Drew Harvell and climate scientist Charles Greene, we’ll explore the Big Island’s soaring volcanoes, stunning tropical landscapes, and aquatic ecosystems rich with biodiversity.

Traveling by land and sea, we’ll encounter the nene (Hawaii’s state bird), discover the language of the humpback whale, and witness the graceful ways of the honu (the Hawaiian green sea turtle). Along the way, Charles and Drew will share their expertise about the Hawaiian ecosystems and teach us about the impact of climate change on coral reefs.

With top-notch accommodations, gourmet meals made with local produce, and excellent company, this journey to Hawaii’s Big Island will leave you in awe of our planet and its evolution in the face of climate change.