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STEM and Garden Learning Opportunities for Oʻahu Educators

March 22, 2017

Na Kumu O Ke Ola: Plants of Hawaiʻi as Teachers | March 28, 2016 | 4-6pm | Kumuola
This workshop will explore traditional plants of Hawaiʻi and the concept of plants as our teacher. Kumuola is a living, learning cultural farm dedicated to taking care of native Hawaiian plants we need for life, for the practices and arts, for the healing, and feeding. The current site of the Kumuola Foundation is in Mānoa Valley at Lua ʻAlaea and serves as a cultural, educational, sustainable, sacred space for all the people of Hawaiʻi and the world. Participants will explore traditional Hawaiian plants and learn more about the farm as a site for educational service learning visits. Max 20 participants. Register for Na Kumu O Ke Ola here.

We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth School Garden Conference | April 29, 2017, 11am- 4pm | The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership, ʻIolani School
The We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden conference gives students a voice to share their school garden experiences through individual or group project presentations, displays, and hands-on activities. We welcome educators, administrators, and interested community members to join us as we support students participating in school gardens in Hawaiʻi. NEW this year: Students will work in teams to prepare healthy, fresh dishes using garden and farm-fresh local produce. We encourage schools to bring samples from their school gardens to include in this activity!

To register for We Grow Conference, please use one of the following links:
For educators & students:
For general registration:
For general information about the conference, please visit:

If you have questions, please contact Debbie Millikan.

Next Generation Science Standards in the Learning Garden: An exploration of Connections | May 6 -7, 2017 | WaikĪkĪ Elementary School
This experiential workshop will use garden-based science lessons and activities to explore and integrate the Three Dimensions of NGSS - science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Participants will apply the three NGSS dimensions in designing and implementing learning garden science activities. PDE3 credits (2) are available - the Course Number will be provided to interested participants. $150 covers all materials, snacks and lunches for both days. Participants will receive an electronic copy of the Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map and curriculum-related material.

Register for NGSS in the Learning Garden here.