This course has been completed.
A hands-on workshop series for Leeward Oʻahu teachers of grades 4-12
In this new course, grades 4-12 teachers will be able to learn about what makes our coastal ecosystems in Hawai‘i so special specifically with a focus on the ‘Ewa Plain and Kalaeloa (Barber’s Point area) in particular. Subjects covered will include native Hawaiian plants and animals (both common and endangered), anchialine pools, ‘ōpae ‘ula (red shrimp), and avian fossils and the stories they tell. This course will give teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand from scientists and resource managers with a background in protecting these hidden coastal treasures. Activities for this professional development course will be composed of a diverse range of activities such as guest speakers and site visits on the topics of healthy coastline ecosystems and what we can do to conserve these places for future generations. Preference will be given to Leeward O‘ahu teachers of students in grades 4-12. Teachers successful in completing this course will receive 3 PDE3 credits.
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 October 22 and November 5, 2016 plus a half-day volunteer experience of your choice related to marine or coastal conservation.
To apply, please complete this Online Application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Spaces are limited and the deadline to apply is October 5, 2016 so don't wait! The program fee is $150, which includes meals and supplies. Malama Learning Center will reimburse $50 of the course fee to to teachers who complete the course and portfolio requirements. Mahalo to the Disney Conservation Fund and HSTA for supporting this course.