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Intra-curricular Enrichment

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From Hawaii to Africa – JAMAREK

In support of Xel ak Kom (a Senagalese non-profit organization), isisHawaii is pleased to announce a concert fundraiser on Saturday, April 12th, at The Loading Zone (47 Hotel Street, 9pm to 1:30am) to advance community development in West Africa through education, sustainable farming and social entrepreneurism. “JAMAREK” (translated from Wolof, means “peace only”) is a […]

Teach For America – Design Thinking

Teach for America (TFA) is a nationwide program that is committed to providing educational opportunities for children in low-income communities. isisHawaii’s Kapono Ciotti, MA (an Education Specialist), facilitated an introductory Design Thinking workshop for TFA leaders to develop innovative solutions to close the achievement gap for students living in underserved populations. The interactive workshop focused […]

La‘au Lapa‘au: Healing with Native Plants

isisHawaii’s “Ipu Waiwai Kula ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project has provided wonderful opportunities to connect local professionals from academia, industry and the community to educators to co-design culturally responsive project-based activities for students. One such professional is Leinaala Bright – a certified healing practitioner – who has helped our school partners to better understand connections […]

Aquaponic-grown Ipu at Nanakuli

See what’s been growing at our Nanakuli “Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project site! Educator, Jewelynn Kirkland, harvested these ipu, or “Bottle Gourd” (Lagenaria siceraria), mainly for safety reasons. They were growing so fast and large that she was afraid of the gourds falling on someone (the plants have since been removed). Compared to […]

KULA Project Begins for Leeward Educators

  The long awaited implementation phase of isisHawaii’s Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE (Aquaponics in Education) (KULA) has finally begun. With construction of the Wai‘anae and Nanakuli Intermediate School outdoor greenhouses complete, curricular training commenced promptly with the opening of school year 2013-14. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Native Hawaiian Education Program, KULA […]

Ipu Waiwai at Makaha Elementary

isisHawaii’s project – Ipu Waiwai – Storing the Wealth of Learning (IPU) – is alive and well at Makaha Elementary School! IPU (a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program) provided training and resources for public school teachers (grades 4-6) in the Nanakuli/Wai‘anae district to better engage students and increase […]

KULA: Nanakuli Science Lab

isisHawaii’s second outdoor science lab was just completed at Nanakuli Intermediate School. The Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE “Aquaponics in Education” project (funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program) provides the resources and specialists for Wai‘anae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools to develop multidisciplinary culture-based lesson plans to engage youth in 21st […]

Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE: Wai‘anae

Our first outdoor science lab at Wai‘anae Intermediate School is finished! On Saturday, Nov 17, 2012,  Hapa Farms facilitated an installation and maintenance workshop for teachers from Wai‘anae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools to prepare for the launch of their “Aquaponics in Education” projects next semester. The workshop began with a solemn ceremony by Kahu “Uncle” […]

2012 NIEA Conference – Oklahoma City, USA

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) hosted its 43rd annual conference, “Maintaining Traditions in a Digital Era,” in Oklahoma City this year (Oct 18-21, 2012). Among the indigenous groups represented were American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians. isisHawaii was proud to be included in this national indigenous education forum, sharing findings from the “Ipu […]

CTAHR & isisHawaii Co-host Aquaponics Event!

On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), in collaboration with isisHawaii, will host an inaugural event — “Aquaponics in the Classroom” — bringing researchers and industry professionals together with K-12 educators and students with a common interest in aquaponics. Aquaponics — an emerging technology that […]