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Hawai'i Green Collar Institute

HGCI PD Course: Being Good Neighbors - the Hawaiian Monk Seal Story

This class is now in session and registration is closed.

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We are excited to offer a new course just for teachers to explore the Hawaiian marine environment. This course will give K-12 teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand from scientists and resource managers working with the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and other marine creatures about problems and issues being studied and solutions in which their students could be engaged. Teachers will become familiar with many resources available to them to design STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) lessons that will match their course objectives that are aligned with Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and General Learner Outcomes.

The course will be based at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, and will include a tour of its facilities and programs. This state-of-the-art center is available for tours to schools, providing students with opportunities to pursue follow-up field trips, volunteer programs and internships that will prepare them for college and career-readiness.

The dates of the course are: Monday, June 22, 2015 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm), Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 (9:00 am - 11:00 am) and a date of each participant's choice for volunteer service with a marine conservation organization for three hours.

Teachers will receive a resource packet with materials, including a new children’s story on the Hawaiian monk seal that they can use with their students. Teachers successful in completing this course will receive 2 PDE3 credits (course # IS179813).

To apply, please complete the online application. Spaces are limited. Mahalo to NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Office and Hawai'i State Teachers Association for supporting this course.

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HGCI PD Course for Teachers on Exploring the Mālama ʻĀina Field School

 This course is now in session. Registration is closed.

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Leeward Oʻahu teachers, we have an exciting and new professional development opportunity for you! This course will explore the techniques and strategies behind the Mālama ʻĀina Field School (Field School) at Nānākuli, a program we have been coordinating for the past two 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, you can earn 3 PD credits by completing the full requirements of the course (for only $40)!

The dates are March 28 and July 17 plus two dates in June and July (of your choice) during the Field School. The program fee is $40, which includes some meals and supplies. To apply, please download the application or contact us at info(at)malamalearningcenter.org. Spaces are limited and the deadline to apply is March 6 so don't wait! Mahalo to the Kamehameha Schools Ka Pua Initiative and Hawai'i State Teachers Association for supporting this course.

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HGCI Spring 2015 Session for Students

Hawai'i Green Collar Institute

Spring 2015 Session on Ocean Conservation and Careers
for Leeward High School Students

March 16 - 20 (Monday - Friday), 2015
8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

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Mahalo to all who participated in this HGCI program be they students, speakers, site hosts, scientists, and resource managers. We had a great week with 18 bright and inspiring students from Wai'anae to Waipahu. They had a full week of activities including hiking the Palikea trail to better understand the ahupua'a and watershed, hiking to Ka'ena Point to see a healthy coastal ecosystem, fishing in Nanakuli using pono practices, helping to restore an ancient Hawaiian fishpond, visiting NOAA's Inouye Regional Center, and checking out Leeward Community College's great programs. This session of HGCI was 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 on Art & Aquaponics

In November, 2014, the Art & Aquaponics professional development course concluded with the Art & Aquaponics Symposium. Here are two videos that give a glimpse of what the teachers and public learned, motivating them to pursue aquaponics enhanced by art.

Art & Aquaponics Education in Hawai'i, part 1 from Malama Learning Center on Vimeo.

Art & Aquaponics Education in Hawai'i, part 2 from Malama Learning Center on Vimeo.

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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.

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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.

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