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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.C.R. NO.            
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION


REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF
   HAWAII TO REPORT ON MARINE EDUCATION.



 1       WHEREAS, Hawaii is uniquely located in the middle of the
 2   Pacific Ocean, and for centuries the ocean has been a
 3   cornerstone of Hawaii's economy and culture; and
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 5       WHEREAS, the future of Hawaii and its people is clearly
 6   linked to the wise use of aquatic resources, stewardship of the
 7   environment, and appreciation of our maritime heritage; and
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 9       WHEREAS, in order to chart a prudent course into the next
10   century, Hawaii must understand the ocean and how it affects
11   life here, how it contributes to our sense of place, and how it
12   enriches our daily lives; and
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14       WHEREAS, the Department of Education and the University of
15   Hawaii are the two primary public educational institutions in
16   the state; and
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18       WHEREAS, these institutions make marine education a
19   priority in the overall curriculum and instruction; now,
20   therefore,
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22       BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
23   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
24   of 1999, the Senate concurring, that the Department of
25   Education and the University of Hawaii are requested to
26   separately submit reports no later than twenty days prior to
27   the convening of the Regular Session of 2000 about the current
28   status of marine education in their respective institutions and
29   outline their plans for systematically and significantly
30   improving marine education during the period from 2000 to 2010,
31   with particular reference to secondary and undergraduate
32   education; and

 
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 1       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 2   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Chairperson of the
 3   Board of Education, the Superintendent of Education, the Chair
 4   of the Board of Regents, and the President of the University of
 5   Hawaii.
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