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Teachers from Hawai’i public schools can apply for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Project Grants to help advance their environmental education goals. Previous grantees have used KHF funds for garden supplies, eco-footprint workshops, vermicompost trainings, and more. One school has raised enough worms to start a commercial-scale vermicomposting bin for their campus food waste!

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Mosaic Debris Mural Project

Jefferson Elementary School, Honolulu

All Grade K- 5 students from Jefferson Elementary worked with Artist in Resident Shannon McCarthy spending three class periods learning about marine debris and its impacts on our environment and sea life. Using marine debris collected from Oʻahu beaches, each student contributed pieces of plastic to complete the mural. Through the residency and mural project, students were taught to rethink their consumption of plastic and ways to help keep our oceans clean.