October 7 & 8, 2019
Environmental Education Symposium
Kamehameha Schools Maui
Ke Kula Ki'eki'e (High School) Campus
Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Alliance
Strengthening sense of Hawaiʻi:
cultivating community relationships through environmental education and stewardship
The diverse communities of Hawaiʻi Nei have established intimate relationships with our natural resources over time and throughout generations that have enabled us to sustainably steward our island environments. Strengthening our sense of Hawaiʻi and cultivating community relationships through environmental education and stewardship enables us to collaboratively address larger community issues such as food sustainability and clean water resources. As we cultivate and strengthen community relationships to sustainably steward our Hawaiʻi Nei we foster the action of community resilience to continuous environmental changes.
Ka Wā Kūkākūkā
Panel Speaker Talk
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Speakers & Practitioners in Environmental Education and Stewardship
the perpetuation of practices across generations, building upon our moʻokūauhau to sustain our cultural and environmental resources of Hawaiʻi Nei
The 2019 EE Symposium Panel Speakers will represent the diverse Maui Environmental education and stewardship communities.
(Voice of the Sea episode 6-6)
In this episode, we’re in the watershed forests of Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. We talk to hydrologists and ecological experts working to conserve and re-establish native plants and animals in these forests—in an effort to not only preserve the ʻaina but also to recharge the underground aquifers that feed the Hawaiian islands with fresh water.
We talk to Ulalia Woodside from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Waikamoi Preserve on Maui. Alison Cohan explains how the Waikamoi Preserve is actively managed to help keep out invasive species. We travel to the Kona watershed on the West side of Hawaiʻi with Kamehameha Schools Hydrologist Kāʻeo Duarte to learn about the path of water through the forest. We finish up on Oʻahu at the Mānoa Cliff Trail with Suzanne Case, the Chair of state of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources, talking about the importance of forests across the state and the role that volunteers play in restoring native forests and watersheds. Hawaiʻi has committed to protect 30 percent of Watershed Forests by the year 2030.
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