There are a couple of exciting opportunities for educators and students coming up!
1) Classroom and place-based environmental education for East Hawaii teachers
Each day will feature an overview of a different place-based curricula as well as hands-on science activities that can be replicated in your classroom. Representatives from multiple agencies will be presenting their programs, ranging from in-class visits to overnight service learning trips. Pick up some great resources and make contact with the people you need to know in order to arrange great field experiences for your students, and enjoy a mini-field trip as well! Coffee, morning snacks and a healthy, locally prepared lunch will also be provided. Theses workshops are FREE!
Workshops will take place on Jan 16 (Volcano), Jan 30 (Pahoa), and Feb 6 (Hilo).
See attached flyer: Workshop Flyer
*KKP complex teachers can earn PD credits with a portfolio – email me for more information.*
2) Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW): February 20-27
BIISC will be working to raise awareness about invasive species threats in our communities. We are looking for teachers who would like to host a guest speaker in their classroom to share with your students about invasive species. Our focus will be insects, and we have some samples to bring with us which are sure to generate some excitement! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate and we can schedule a class visit. (Best fit: grades 4-10).
As part of HISAW, The Hawaii Invasive Species Council will be offering a chance for high school students to compete with other high schoolers across the state by creating a video which demonstrates “How Invasive Species Affect Me”. Winning videos may be featured in state-wide PSAs, and prizes will be awarded. Our website will be updated as more information becomes available, but for now, check out some of the happenings here: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/
Thank you for all you do for our keiki. Your hard work is noticed and much appreciated. We hope BIISC can be a small part of helping you and your students succeed in the coming year!