The Division of Forestry and Wildlife is grateful to everyone working to develop the next generation of youth. There are a number of tools that are available to support you in addition to staff that may have the capacity to provide professional development, presentations, and interpretive support. Below are a few place-based, local curricula available for educators – both traditional and non-traditional educators.
Hawai’i Project Learning Tree: DOFAW and the Hawai’i Environmental Education Alliance serve as the coordinating agency and fiscal agent for the national Project Learning Tree (PLT) program in Hawai’i. Workshops are offered across the state for free with support from our wonderful team of volunteer facilitators. More information is available on the Project Learning Tree page.
The ‘Ohi‘a Project: From1986 to 1989, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF), along with Bishop Museum and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE), developed and disseminated the ‘Ohi‘a Project Curriculum.
Ho’ike o Haleakala is a downloadable curriculum for High School that was developed for Maui, but is adaptable for all islands.
In the event you need additional support, the Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance lists over 100 organizations as well as grant opportunities and contests that may be able to support your environmental education needs.
Coloring Books and other Resources for Kids
Click the cover images below to view and download each coloring book. Visit the kids page to learn more about how we can support you!
These posters are free to educators and available from our office.