Hawai'i conservation alliance

Field Trips

Thanks to the Hawai‘i Environmental Education Alliance for helping to arrange the following field excursions August 3-5. 2012:

Bygone Days of Makiki Valley

Date: Friday, August 3, 2012
Time: 10:00am-Noon
Location: Hawai‘i Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive
Limit: 15 participants

Join us as we discover the fascinating story of this often overlooked valley, tucked away in the mountains, just minutes from Waikiki. We’ll take a leisurely short hike back into the valley and discover Hawaiian sites, remnants of a 150 year-old farmstead, and a variety of tropical plants. Also learn about the hands-on environmental education for children and families being offered by the Hawai‘i Nature Center. Special instructions: Wear comfortable shoes, dress to get dirty and bring water and insect repellent. Reservations required. Contact Pauline Kawamata at 955-0100 ext. 118 or volunteer@hawaiinaturecenter.org

Without Walls Workshop: All Natural Parenting

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Ilima at Leihano, 891 Kamaaha Ave, Kapolei
Cost: $10 per person or $25 for families of up to 3 people

Come and learn alongside other conscious (and busy!) mommies and daddies who want the best for their babies. In this workshop we will be introduced to how to incorporate all-natural concepts into family life with the goal to make this learning as simple and easy-to-integrate as possible. We will be covering topics such as using cloth diapers, making own baby food and even making your own baby wipes. You’re going to love doing it!  An all-natural parenting approach can be great for growing families and the planet. Registration is required.  To register, please go to www.malamalearningcenter.org

If you have any questions, please contact us by email: Janice@malamalearningcenter.org or by phone: 808-542-9107

Tour of HARC Maunawili Research Station

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 10 am – Noon
Location: Hawai‘i Agriculture Research Center
Limit: 30 participants

Please park legally by the gate to Maunawili Falls. Group will carpool up to the site in cars with good clearance. For more information contact Tyler Jones at TylerCJones@gmail.com

Hui Ku Maoli Ola: Native Plant Nursery

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 10 am – Noon
Location: Hui Kū Maoli Ola/ Papahana Kuaola, 46-403 Haiku Road in Kaneohe

Site visit and tour of Hui Ku Maoli Ola: Native Plant Nursery as well as a tour of some of the restoration happening with the non-profit education center, Papahana Kuaola. There is no participation limit on this site visit. For more information contact Rick Barboza at 808-295-7777 orrick.ck.barboza@gmail.com.

Invasive Species Control at Moku‘auia Island

Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Time:  9am-3pm (hour lunch on island) on Saturday; 8am-12pm on Sunday
Location:  Moku‘auia Island located off-shore from Maleakahana State Park just past Lā‘ie (app. 45 min-1 hr from town)

Bring on Island: lunch, snack, water; sun protection (sunscreen, hat); swimwear, board shorts, rash-guard; closed-toe footwear (tobies, full coverage water shoes, old shoes that can get wet); slippers for on island. Consider bringing the following on island: dry pants, shirt; camera; gloves (if you have favorites); dry bag. DOFAW will supply: tools, gloves; dry bags (though limited/can share). Footwear is mandatory so let us know if you don’t have anything appropriate and we might be able to find something in your size. Camping at Malaekahana State Park Friday and/or Saturday nights is optional for volunteers. Dinners and breakfast will be potluck style. DOFAW will bring a grill, propane stove, extra tables, and a canopy. Bring all camping essentials plus folding chairs if you have. Registration is required. RSVP* or inquire with Cassie Smith: 808-232-8150; cassandra.l.smith@hawaii.gov, or Amarisa Marie the week of the trip 808-284-6585, amarisa.marie@hawaii.gov

To learn more about Hawai‘i’s first Environmental Education Symposium taking place on Monday, July 30, please click here.