Environmental Education

We want to develop in our communityʻs adults and children an ethic of stewardship for our natural resources by engaging their minds through natural science, and touching their hearts with the power and beauty of nature.

Since 2007, we have worked with the following local schools and colleges:

Hawaii Community College
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Honokaʻa High School
Innovations Public Charter School.
Kanu O Ka ʻĀina Public Charter School
Konawaena High School
Paʻauilo School, 
Parker School
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Waikoloa School 
Waimea Middle School
West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School

We collaborate with teachers to address a range of science topics that meet State educational standards, and also provide opportunities for environmental service.


PIli group 2011

This program works with students in the classroom and in the field to design and implement original scientific field research.  Projects have included studies of native trees, birds, soils, insects, and snails, and their relationships within the forest ecosystem.  See http://www.kohalacenter.org/hisees/about.html for application materials, information, images, and samples of student work.

Service trips

Student groups have participated in planting native trees, propagating plants at the nursery, clearing invasive weeds, and collecting native seed.

Classroom presentations

KWP staff visit schools, and present information about watersheds, invasive species and native ecosystems.

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