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Hawai'i Green Collar Institute

HGCI 2016 PD Course: Exploring the Mālama ʻĀina Field School

RECRUITMENT NOW OPEN!


HGCI 2016 Field School

A hands-on workshop series for Leeward Oʻahu teachers of grades 4-12

Back by popular demand, we are offering this course again this summer! Join us to explore the techniques and strategies behind the Mālama ʻĀina Field School (Field School) at Nānākuli, a program we have been coordinating for the past three years. The curriculum spanning mauka to makai engages students in team-based hands-on activities that inspire investigation and learning, as well as self- and community pride. It also integrates real-world learning as students visit sites both in their communities and outside, guided by environmental and cultural professionals.

Thanks to our partnership with the Hawai’i State Teachers Association (HSTA), you can earn 3 PD credits by completing the full requirements of the course.

The dates are May 7 and July 15 plus two dates in June and July (of your choice) during the Field School.

To apply, please complete this online application.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Spaces are limited and the deadline to apply is April 20 so don't wait! The program fee is $80, which includes meals and supplies. Mahalo to the Kamehameha Schools Ka Pua Initiative, the Marisla Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, and HSTA for supporting this course.

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HGCI Spring 2016 Session for Students

This session has concluded.
 
Hawai'i Green Collar Institute
Spring 2016 Session on Wai'anae Wetland & Watershed
for Leeward High School Students

 March 17-19 & 21-22, 2016 (overnight camp on first day)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
(times may start later and end later on some days)

We are now recruiting high school students grades 10-12 from Leeward and West O‘ahu to learn about environmental issues in your community and future jobs in “green collar” careers during Spring Intersession break. The focus of this session is on protecting our wetlands and watersheds.  There will be field trips, hands-on activities, and good fun!  All applicants must submit an application form. Preference will be given to students who have not attended a previous HGCI session.

Please download the application materials below or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
 
Application deadline is February 19, 2016.  A $30 program fee is required after acceptance into the program.

This session of HGCI is conducted by Mālama Learning Center in partnership with Leeward Community College Hālau 'Ike O Pu'uloa. Funding is provided generously by the Environmental Protection Agency's Local Grants Program.
 
HGCI 2016 Flyer
 
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HGCI PD Course: 'A'ole (No) Marine Debris

 Registration is now closed.

Marine Debris PD Flyer 

A New Professional Development Course for Grades K-12 Teachers Interested in

Connecting Students to All Subject Areas Through Ocean Conservation

In this new course, grades K-12 teachers will learn about various types of marine debris and what can be done to improve environmental conditions so that the ocean, marine life, and people are healthy. This course will give teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand from scientists, resource managers, and community practitioners working on issues related with marine debris in which students could be engaged to become 21st century problem solvers.

This course will be composed of a diverse range of activities such as guest speakers and site visits on the topics of marine debris reduction and prevention, healthy coastline ecosystems, and overall ahupuaʻa (watershed health). Teachers will practice hands-on lesson plans that have a STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, Math) approach.

Dates for this course are: Monday March 28, 2016Saturday April 9, 2016, and a half-day volunteer field experience of each participant’s choice with an organization that focuses on marine conservation.

To apply, please complete the online application.  The fee is $80, which includes supplies and lunch on 2 days.  Spaces are limited.  Mahalo to the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the Hawai'i State Teachers Association for supporting this course.  Teachers successful in completing this course will receive 3 PDE3 credits.

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Course Description

 

HGCI PD Course: Wai'anae Wetland and Watershed -- Follow The Water

 Registration is now closed.

 HGCI Wetland Watershed PD Flyer
 

 A New Professional Development Course for Grades 4-12 Teachers

Interested in Ahupua'a and Place-Based Learning

This new course will give grades 4-12 teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand from scientists, resource managers, and community practitioners working on issues related to watershed (ahupua'a) systems and place-based learning. This will give teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand from scientists, resource managers, and community practitioners working on issues related with watershed management in which students could be engaged to become 21st century problem solvers.

This course will be composed of a diverse range of activities such as guest speakers and site visits on the topics of water quality monitoring, healthy coastline ecosystems, and overall ahupua'a (watershed health). Teachers will practice hands-on lesson plans that have a STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, Math) approach. Over three days, participants will learn about various aspects of the watershed system from Western and Indigenous Hawaiian perspectives by visiting and studying sites from the mountain to the sea, emphasizing the value of place-based and experiential learning.

The dates of this course are: Saturday January 30, 2016 (8am-4pm), Saturday February 6, 2016 (8am-4pm), and a half-day volunteer field experience of each participant's choice with an organization that focuses on watershed conservation.

To apply, please complete the online application. The fee is $80, which includes supplies and lunch on 2 days. Spaces are limited. Mahalo nui loa to the Environmental Protection Agency and Hawai'i State Teachers Association for supporting this course. Teachers successful in completing all requirements of this course will receive 3 PDE3 credits.

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HGCI Fall 2015 Session: Look to the Limu

Hawai'i Green Collar Institute

Look to the Limu Program


Keawanui Fishpond, Moloka'i
October 4th - 6th, 2015

We ran our first ever HGCI session on the beautiful island of Moloka'i based at Keawanui Fishpond and it was truly unforgettable! Our 3-day workshop combined both teachers and students representing 3 different islands (O'ahu, Lāna'i, and Moloka'i) making it a very unique learning experience for all. Throughout the 3 days, program participants were immersed in a variety of activities, which included a hike in the Ka'amola ahupua'a to view and learn about the watershed and fishpond from a mauka perspective; we explored the Keawanui fishpond from within discussing native and invasive limu, fish production, and key features of the wall; and heard from respected community leaders such as Stephanie Dunbar, uncle Mac Poepoe, uncle Walter Ritte, and aunty Penny Martin regarding topics of aloha 'āina. We also took an impromptu trip to Hālawa valley and learned about some of the legendary mo'olelo of Moloka'i. This workshop was inspired and is dedicated to the late Uncle Henry Chang Wo who so generously shared his love and knowledge of limu with communities across Hawai'i.

Mahalo nui loa to our generous sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant program for providing funding to run this workshop as well as our program partners, For 'Ewa Pono and the Hawai'i State Teachers Association! We also want to send out a special mahalo to Hui o Kuapā for coordinating the speakers and site activities and providing a wonderful space to work and learn alongside each other!