The Division of Forestry and Wildlife is grateful to everyone working to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders. 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 curricula available for educators – both traditional and non-traditional.
Project Learning Tree Hawaiʻi: DOFAW and the Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Alliance serve as the coordinating agency and fiscal agent for the national Project Learning Tree (PLT) program in Hawaiʻi. Workshops are offered across the state for FREE with support from our wonderful team of volunteer facilitators. Workshops are offered on all islands and require a minimum of six participants to host. For more information please contact Michelle Gorham Jones at Michelle.G.Jones@hawaii.gov. General information about PLT is also available on the Project Learning Tree page.
The ʻŌhi‘a Project: From 1986 to 1989, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF), along with Bishop Museum and Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE), developed and disseminated the ʻŌhi‘a Project Curriculum. Topics covered in these lesson plans include: geology, geography, native plants and animals, invasive species, native forests, wetlands, and more!
Hōʻike 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 Hawaiʻi 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/Students
Click the links below to view and download each coloring book or visit the kids page to learn more about how we can support you!
These posters are free to educators and available from our office.
DOFAW’s wetland poster and brochure have loads of great information about the Diverse wetlands found in Hawaii from the mountain to the sea. Visit the Pacific Coast Join Venture page for a high resolution PDF or printable brochure (7.8MB) .
DOFAW’s Administrative office in Honolulu has copies of the LITCH Native plant poster available for free to teachers. The public can purchase copies of the poster from LITCH through their online order form.
DOFAW is a partner in the production of many annual Conservation Council of Hawaii posters. The 2014 poster features a Monk Seal Block print by Caren Loebel-Fried. Copies of the poster can be picked-up at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices across the state.