PDE3 for DOE teachers. 3 credits.  No cost.

Fall 2022.  

Place-based NGSS curriculum

5th grade:  Earth Systems in my Ahupua’a

Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, 3-5pm.  SC186867 Online, section 308436 syllabus

6th / 8th grade:  Global Climate Change: Local Impact & Action

Aug. 25, Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 3-5pm.  SC186889 Online, section 308437 syllabus

*Different standards apply depending on grade and whether the school is integrated/disciplinary.

Multiple NGSS grade-level Performance Standards met with a Hawaii focus.  Direct connections to English, Social Studies and Math Standards for lower and middle school.  

5th Grade

Earth Systems in my Ahupua'a 

Hawai’i materials include GIS maps, illustrations, real data from State to watershed level, and design task with native trees.

Teacher Guide    Student Workbook      Slideshow Chapter    1  2  3  4  5    1  2  3  4  5


6th / 8th Grade
High School Chemistry

Interactive Workshops 4th-12th

Schools on Oahu can sign up for workshops, adapted to the grade/s chosen by the school. Topics include:

  1. Causes and consequences of climate change
  2. Land use change, climate change and the impact on native species.
  3. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint (game)

The workshops are interactive using games, role play and coloring to teach the concepts in an age-appropriate way.

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Field Trips / Service Visits to Hamakua Marsh

Plant and care for our native forest.  Place-based education at the marsh on the native birds and plants is combined with service.  If you want to combine the visit with a class lesson, we can help.

Talks and Community Events

Talks on Climate Change and the project have been given to High Schools, parent groups, clubs and other organizations upon request. If interested, book a meeting to discuss climate change.