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Activities for the classroom!
EMWP brings the watershed to your classroom! In addition to an in-depth PowerPoint presentation about watersheds and Hawaiian rainforest ecology, our classroom presentations may include a watershed building activity or our watershed watch musical chairs game(without the chairs).
If you are interested in replicating this watershed demonstration kit or watershed watch game for yourself, click below to download instructions and materials list. You will need Acrobat Reader.
Demonstration Kit: This demonstration was adapted by curricular materials developed by the San Luis Obispo County, CA 4-H Youth Development Program.
Watershed Watch: This game was adapted from the Maunalua Gardens Foundation’s ʻŌhiʻa Project/Exploring the Islands.
Hawaiian Environmental Education Alliance – Great for Educators and they have a calendar of environmental events
Hoike Curriculum – Great environmental based curriculum for teachers on hear.org website
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project (HEAR) – We love to use this to look up native plants with images
Adopt-A-Watershed – A K-12 school-community learning experience through the EPA, using a local watershed as a living laboratory. Includes available curricular materials and services, many educational links to watersheds .
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Mālama Wao Akua for the classroom
Mālama Wao Akua meaning the realm of the Gods is our annual native species juried art show for all ages and abilities at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao. It is a great opportunity to build a lesson around learning the formation of the islands and arrival of species while having the students create native species artwork. We hope that you will be interested in getting your class involved in this year’s show!
Tips for teachers
Here are some tips that might help! There are three keiki divisions separated into Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Remember, there is a $5 entry fee for all entries in the keiki division. Not all artwork entered will be selected for the show. This is a CONTEST.
- Consider having a contest within your class or school first, then enter the winning pieces from your contest to compete with the entries from other schools and individuals.
- Invite EMWP to come as a guest speaker.
We will give a presentation about Hawaiian rainforest ecology. Students build a watershed. Time: 60-90 minutes (flexible).
- Check to make sure your students’ entries qualify.
Native birds, insects, plants or landscape of native species of Maui are OK. Coral reef species OK too. Polynesian introductions and other non-native species are NOT OK.
- Have entries display ready.