CTAHR NEWS

Teaching Change in Changing Times

NREM-affiliated educational program expands its offerings

Teaching Change in Changing Times

The Teaching Change educational program was recently awarded two grants to continue running educational programs for students on Hawai‘i Island:

  • $27,000 from Battelle, a research institution that runs the National Ecological Observation Network, to develop an environmental education program for windward Hawai‘i Island AP Biology and AP Environmental Science students in the 2020–2021 academic year
  • $25,400 from the U.S. Forest Service Citizen Science Competitive Funding Program to support citizen science work focused on Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death for Laupāhoehoe Community Pacific Charter School high school students in the 2020–2021 academic year

Teaching Change is a collaborative partnership among the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, USDA Forest Service, and the Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests. It focuses on natural resource management in Hawai‘i, career-connected learning, and student-led citizen science.

Partners include NREM’s Creighton M. Litton and program coordinator Blaire J. Langston, Christian Giardina in NREM and USDA Forest Serviceʻs Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry, and Rebekah Ohara of the Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests.

Based on Hawai‘i Island, Teaching Change provides outdoor educational programming to 4th- to 12th-grade students via outdoor, immersive experiences at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve, Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve, and Kaumana Trail.

Teaching Change during COVID-19

The program is working to develop online resources for at-home learning for students, teachers, and parents, including a new website with vetted high-quality curricula, lesson plans, and activities related to environmental education; “Virtual Huaka‘i” videos that provide a virtual Field Course experience while regular Field Courses are suspended; and a social media platform for online networking of the environmental education community across the state.

Print
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags:

Campus Reopening

Provost Bruno will host virtual forum 2:00 p.m. Thursday (TOMORROW)

On-Target Genome Editing

Study aimed at children’s diseases could help boost agricultural production

A Garden Isle Welcome

New county administrator joins the Kaua‘i Extension ‘ohana

‘Awa, Anyone?

Pu‘u O Hoku Ranch offers a CTAHR-exclusive discount

What Lies Beneath…

Find out June 30 how plant roots influence the soil in which they grow

Convocation Memories

Links to Spring 2020 graduation video and grads now available

How Can We Help?

Human Development and Family Sciences develops a quick guide to coping

4-H Ali‘i

Join the June 25th online ceremony for 4-H supporters

Plant Guardian

Extension’s Amjad Ahmad will represent Hawai‘i for national germplasm collection

Owl Right!

On June 30, NREM grad student will discuss endemic, endangered pueo

Food for Grandfamilies

Maui Extension pairs elders and food trucks for meals and education

Get It Covered

Western SARE is conducting a cover crop survey

Taking Home a Bronze

Voice of the Sea episode about CTAHR wins a Telly Award

More Anthurium

Master’s thesis project investigates anthurium propagation

No Fire on the Farm

Learn how to assess and reduce the risk of wildfire on agricultural lands

Virtual Benefits Fair

All-day event offers online workshops 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Runoff and Hawaiʻi Coral

Master’s thesis investigates the human impact on native soft octocoral

Start Your Startup

Shidler College of Business offers assistance to new entrepreneurs

Get Your CFAP On

USDA provides financial assistance to agriculture

Get WPS

In-person safety training TODAY at 10:00 a.m. at Magoon

The Roots of Farming

Cooperative Extension offers a virtual potato production workshop

ADSC Is Closed to Samples

Last-minute construction changes adversely affect ADSC’s ability to provide diagnostics.

Nutrition Outreach

Professor honored for obesity prevention locally and internationally

‘Olena Online

Virtual turmeric webinar and drive-up cultivar distribution

12345678910Last