HVNP, ‘Imiloa and Mokupāpapa team up to offer new educational program

March 16, 2022, 10:30 a.m. HST
* Updated March 16 at 7:27 a.m.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has partnered with two other organizations to provide a series of learning opportunities for students.

Wave breaking near Hōlei Sea Arch in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (National Park Service photo by Janice Wei)

“Earth, Sea, Sky: Creating Connections” is offered by the park and its partners, the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Mokupāpapa Discovery Center for the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. According to a park press release, through participating in field trips with each organization, virtually or in person, students will learn how interconnected and interdependent life is on the Big Island, as well as how they can mālama ʻāina – taking care of the world around them.

Through the series, students will be exposed to a wide range of scientific research taking place on the island of Hawaii and the various careers available.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and its partners are committed to following COVID safety protocols to ensure that every in-person excursion experience is as safe and fun as possible. There are also options for classes that cannot take field trips in person, including virtual field trips and classroom tours for schools on the island.

For more information and to schedule a field trip, email Erin Deskin at [email protected]. Funds may be available to assist with transportation and admission based on need.

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And don’t forget that every fourth grader gets a free park pass as part of the Every Kid Outdoors program. Ask at the park entrance or click here.

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