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Hawai'i Green Collar Institute

HGCI Teacher Workshop on Art & Aquaponics

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Leeward Oʻahu teachers, here is another opportunity for training in aquaponics, this time infused with art to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education.  Pending DOE approval, you can also earn 3 PD credits!  Sign up for our Hawaiʻi Green Collar Institute workshop for teachers that will include site visits to aquaponics operations large and small and build your own table-top aquaponics system. A final and exciting part of the workshop is to participate in an Art & Aquaponics symposium open to other teachers, students, and the public to share what you have learned about incorporating aquaponics and art in your classroom.  The dates are September 6, 20, and November 15, 2014. The program fee is $75, which includes supplies, lunch, and the aquaponics system. To apply, please download the application or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Spaces are limited and the deadline to apply is August 22 so don't wait!  Mahalo to the Nā Lei Aloha Foundation and other program partners for supporting this workshop.

Download the following materials to apply:

Flyer

Application (Word)

Application (PDF)

Syllabus

HGCI Teacher Workshop on Marine Education and Careers

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We had a great time getting immersed in things marine with a fun group of teachers during our recent Hawaiʻi Green Collar Institute teacher workshop addressing marine conservation, education, and careers. One of the eye-opening site visits was to the new NOAA Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island. Mahalo to Patty Miller of NOAA for coordinating our visit. We also had a great time learning about limu (seaweed) and how to make beautiful pressed specimens, under the guidance of Uncle Henry Chang Wo and Wally Ito. We also learned about fishes, spawning, and the art of gyotaku (fish printing) by Matt Ramsey and Eva Schemmel. Teachers learned that these activities can be the foundation upon which to develop lessons in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). In August, we will reconnect with these teachers to share lesson plans that they have developed on marine conservation and careers.

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Leeward Oʻahu teachers interested in marine education, this is your chance to get some hands-on and hands-fun experience in a professional development workshop this summer – and you can earn 3 PD credits as well!  Sign up for our Hawaiʻi Green Collar Institute workshop for teachers that will include site visits to learn how agencies and organizations address marine conservation and other issues as well as learn skills in limu (seaweed) pressing and gyotaku (fish printing).  The workshop will fall on three days:  June 23, 25, and August 23 where attendance will be mandatory. Participants will also be required to volunteer for a marine conservation organization for at least four hours and develop and test three lesson plans. The program fee is $45, which includes supplies and lunch on all three days.  To apply, please download the application or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Spaces are limited and the deadline to apply is May 30 so don’t wait!  Mahalo to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Education Training and Mini-Grant program and other program partners for supporting this workshop.

Application (Word doc)

Application (pdf)

Syllabus

Flyer

HGCI Spring 2014 Session for Students

Hawai'i Green Collar Institute
Spring 2014 Session on Ocean Conservation and Careers
for Leeward High School Students

 

March 17 - 21 (Monday - Friday), 2014
8:00 am - 2:30 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 Fall Intersession break. The focus of this session is on protecting our oceans and coastlines.  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 us at 692-8200 x2267 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
 
Application deadline is February 7, 2014.  A $20 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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant Program.
 
 
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HGCI Teacher Workshop 2013

Environmental Education Workshop on Aquaponics
 
Saturdays:  March 2, April 27, August 24, 2013
 (3-part workshop; attendance on all days required)
8 am - 5 pm
 
 
 
 
The workshop has concluded.  Please let us know if you would like to be informed of future aquaponics workshops.

Aquaponics (aquaculture combined with hydroponics) is a great vehicle to achieve learning targets for students of all ages. In this workshop series, you will be “immersed” in learning about various  types of aquaponic systems and building a small unit for your school (valued at >$200). Training to operate it is included along with time to develop and share lesson plans that support environmental and STEM education.

Here's a video about our workshop shown on Outside Hawai'i on OC16.

 

 

This session of HGCI is conducted by Mālama Learning Center in partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association. Funding for this program is made possible by grants from the Nā Lei Aloha Foundation and Synagro.

Please contact us at 692-8200, x2267 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Informational Flyer

Course Syllabus

Application Form

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HGCI Spring 2013 Session for Students

Hawai'i Green Collar Institute Spring Break Session on Marine Conservation for high school students

March 18 - 22, 2013

Mahalo nui loa to Leeward District students from Campbell, Nānākuli, and Kapolei High Schools who spent their Spring Break with us for our latest Hawaiʻi Green Collar Institute session focusing on ocean conservation and careers. We had such a great time with them and felt energized by their enthusiasm for learning and for serving their communities. Mahalo to NOAA for supporting this session through a Marine Education and Training Mini Grant.  We also wish to thank all the groups and individuals who helped as speakers and site hosts: Pacific Rim Conservation (Lindsay Young), Camp Mokulēʻia (David Turner and Jenta Russell), Hoakalei Cultural Foundation (Kim Kalama), Mālama Maunalua (Kimo Franklin), NOAA Navigating Change (Matt Limtiaco), Leeward Community College (Aulii Silva, Felicia Favero, and others), State Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (Betsy Gagne), and Hawaiian Astronomical Society. It was a fun, action-packed week learning to appreciate the ocean environment and how to care for it through volunteer actions and careers.

 

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Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Mahalo nui loa to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for sponsoring this session.