March 11, 2017—Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation will be on Hawaiʻi Island to deliver an engaging ʻĀINA In Schools Training, covering standards-based garden curricula that are written for Grades K, 1, 4, and 5. The training will also cover the ʻĀINA In Schools Nutrition Education Curriculum, which includes standards-based nutrition lessons written for grades 2 and 6. All garden and nutrition units can be adapted for use with other grades. The training will also include an overview of the ʻĀINA In Schools Composting Curriculum written for Grade 3 and Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s many helpful resources for educators. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is currently working with the DOE to offer one (1) PDE credit at no additional cost, more details to come.
July 24–27, 2017—This year we’re offering two sessions of our Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program Summer Intensive: one on Hawai‘i Island and one on O‘ahu! Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom is a four-day workshop for Hawai‘i’s K–8 teachers to connect school garden activities to federal and state education standards. Visit our Kū ‘Āina Pā program page for full details and to apply online. Teachers interested in attending the O‘ahu session must submit their applications by June 9.
October 9–13, 2017—Hey high school students and recent grads! Want to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, experience traditional Hawaiian land management systems—and earn a scholarship for it? Apply for our one- and two-week Sustainable Agriculture programs, in which the ‘āina is your classroom!