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Midway Atoll
National Wildlife Refuge

About 1,200 miles northwest of
Honolulu, HI   
E-mail: Matt_D_Brown@fws.gov
Phone Number: 808-674-8237
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  Environmental Education
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Oceanic Society, a nonprofit marine conservation organization, has been granted a permit by the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and State of Hawai‘i to conduct educational tours to Midway Atoll Refuge and the Battle of Midway National Memorial beginning in March 2008. The refuge and national memorial also serve as the “window” to Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the only site within the Monument open to the public. Numerous provisions of the permit ensure the protection of Midway’s wildlife and historic resources while allowing visitors to learn about and experience this unique ecosystem.

Oceanic Society will coordinate seven week-long trips to Midway Atoll in 2008 to foster public awareness of the importance and sensitivity of remote atoll ecosystems. The guided tours will interpret both the biological and historic importance of Midway and Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, and visitors will also learn of the cultural significance of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for Native Hawaiians. For detailed information, photos or a brochure, contact Oceanic Society, (800) 326-7491, or email office@oceanic-society.org, or click the link below to visit www.oceanic-society.org.

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