World Indigenous Nations University- Hawai'i Pasifika

Log Number: MN-00-19-0029-19

The Malama I Ke Kai project will develop and field test an interpretive Hawaiian education curriculum focusing on the ocean and shorelines of Hawaii. Lessons and materials will be based on traditional sustainability practices and use methodologies that take into consideration variations in student learning styles. Staff will develop and conduct classroom presentations, outdoor learning experiences, community service beach cleanups for students and the community, as well as a workshop and outdoor experience for educators. The curriculum will be tested in collaboration with 40 public school educators, 400 4th grade students, and 75 family/community members. The community members will participate in the class presentations and accompanying outdoor learning experiences. The goal of the project is to provide students with a better understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian culture and its connection to the environment.