Education

We want everyone to understand Climate Change and what they can do about it.

Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum

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Multiple NGSS grade-level Performance Standards met with a Hawaii focus, and direct connections to English, Social Studies and Math Standards.  

Classroom materials are provided in each category for teachers and students.  Available online free.  Please let us know if you will use all or part, and provide us with feedback!  Training also available.  healthyclimate@hawaii.rr.com.

Elementary

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 Grade - see middle school.

Middle School
High School Chemistry

Interactive Workshops

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

  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.  The curriculum and materials were generated in-house and have a local focus where possible.

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Field Trips to Hamakua Marsh

Place-based education at the marsh on the native birds and plants is tied into workshop themes and includes a service component. Take your students to Hamakua Marsh on a school day to learn, observe, and plant more trees.

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.