ATTENTION MAUI TEACHERS!
Fall 2017 Registration will take place in May 2017. More information will be forthcoming!
*NOTE: We are currently in the process of updating ALL of our programs to more closely align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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Children of the Land (Preschool), 9:30-11:30 am
Become comfortable in nature while learning about the wonders of water and explore the mountain trails and special homes of the animals that live in the forest.
Introduction to Nature (Kindergarten), 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Take a sensory exploration of both living and non-living parts of nature while learning to appreciate nature. Hike through the forest, learn how soil is made, and explore a mini stream ecosystem.
Introduction to Plants, Animals and Healthy Habitats (Grade 1), 9:00 am-12:45 pm
Explore the stream and forest in ‘Īao Valley while learning about survival needs, food chains, and stream life. Demonstrate ways to help keep our habitats healthy.
Cycles in Nature (Grade 2), 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Examine the importance of five of the main cycles in nature (plant and animal life cycles; nutrient, gas, and water cycles) while hiking, fishing at the stream, and hunting for decomposers. See how cycles are interconnected and how humans are a part of these cycles.
Discovering Wetlands (Grade 3), 9am-1:00 pm (ONLY JANUARY –FEBRUARY)
U.S Fish and Wildlife Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Learn about the importance of wetlands and how adaptation, interdependence, and dispersal play key roles in this ecosystem. Discover the threats to endangered Hawaiian wetland birds and how conservation efforts are enabling their survival.
Forest Encounters (Grades 4, 5 and 6), 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Explore the forest of ‘Īao Valley while learning about geological, biological and human-caused changes. Learn about changes that have local and global impacts and suggest ways for creating a better future for Hawai`i.
Coastal Encounters (Grades 4, 5 and 6), 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
U.S Fish and Wildlife Keālia Pond Coastal Boardwalk National Wildlife Refuge
Examine coastal ecology, geology, and how humans have impacted Maui’s coastlines in the past. Participate in a mock archaeological dig, conduct a marine debris study, and learn how we can positively impact the coastline today.