Waipio Valley Stream Restoration Study

Myra McShane

Myra McShane
Research Assistant
Bishop Museum


"Science is fun, especially when you have exciting and knowledgable people to share the learning experience with.

What she does

Myra works at the Bishop Museum as a research assistant. She aids the natural science researchers in conducting their surveys. For the Waipio Study, she helps Jim Parham with the stream mapping, teaches the stream mapping portion to the students, and helps Ron Englund and David Preston with any other aspect of the project.

How she got into science

When Myra was in high school she was in a hiking, science and environmental club called Hui Lama. Being regularly exposed to Hawaii’s natural environment triggered her interest in science. Working at the Bishop Museum for the natural science department has greatly increased her interest in science.

Favorite accomplishments

Her favorite accomplishment is working at the Bishop Museum. In the short time that she has worked for them, she has learned so much and knows that the museum has so much more to teach her.

In her free time

She swims, weaves lauhala, and does hula