HaSTA Environmental Section
Co-Directors:  Bob Keane and Fred Nakaguma 

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 Join the HaSTA Environment Section on Our future field trips! 

     The goal of the HaSTA Environmental Committee is to introduce science teachers to the Hawaiian ecosystems so that they may learn about native Hawaiian plants and animals and their ecology.

    To do this, the committee has and will continue to offer teacher field trips to take teachers into various Hawaiian environments to gain personal experiences that will enable them to become better teachers.

 

2007 Environmental Section Field Trips:

June 11-14, 2007:  Our first teacher field trip was to the island of Kaho`olawe to work with the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC).

June 22, 2007:  Field trip to Ka`ena Point.  The section helped Mililani Middle School lead the students on an culminating activity to see the Ka`ena Point environments.

June 28, 2007:  Field trip to Coconut Island in Kane`ohe Bay with Dr. Pauline Chinn's EDCS 433 class to study corals.

 

2008 Environmental Teacher Field Trips:

Feb. 23, 2008:  Hawaiian Tree Snail field trip on the Palehua/Palikea trail in the Hono`uliuli Preserve of the Nature Conservancy.

April 26, 2008:  Due to the popularity of the Feb. field trip, a second Hawaiian Tree Snail field trip was held on the Palehua/Palikea trail in the Hono`uliuli Preserve of the Nature Conservancy.

June 17, 2008:  Hike to Ka`ena Point to help Mililani Middle School Life Science classes.

June 19, 2008:  Second hike with the Mililani Middle School Life Science classes to Ka`ena Point.  This trip was necessary due to the large size of the group.

June 26, 2008:  Hike to Kae`na Point to assist Kamehameha Extension Ed. Summer Program:  Ho`olauna Waianae.