Resources For Teachers
Request a copy of the Natural Inquire
for all your students
The Natural Inquirer was designed with Department of Education standards in mind. Created by Hawaiʻi scientists, this booklet is designed to inform students of the interesting science concepts all around the island they call home. Download your own digital copy here .
Have your class join the
National Phenology Network
Phenology is the study of reoccuring lifecycles. Take your students for a walk in the school yard, daily, weekly or monthly and make observations. Record these observations in the National Phenology Network and have your students engage in Citizen Science.
Participate in events of the
Hawaii Environmental Educaiton Alliance
The ​ Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance  offers an abunadnce of resources, from annual conferences to workshops to funding availabilities.  

Relavant News Articles and links
  • 2017.02.08, National Geographic Article, Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It
  • NASA  climate change articles
  • Google Earth Images from 1984-2016  
    • Some things to look for:
      • gorse (Ulex europaeus) invasion on Mana Road (access point to Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge), and observe how quickly this invader has spread
      • glacial ice melt 
      • the changing landscape caused by humankind
  • Chasing Ice, film, 2012
  • Chasing Coral, film, 2017
  • Rain Follows the Forest video, 2012
  • Hawaii Conservation Alliance, Climate Change in the Hawaiian Islands, pdf
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