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HVNP, ‘Imiloa and Mokupāpapa Team Up to Offer New Educational Program

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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has partnered with two other organizations to offer a series of learning opportunities for students.

Wave breaking near Hōlei Sea Arch in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. (National Park Service photo by Janice Wei)

“Earth, Sea, Sky: Creating Connections” is offered through the park and its partners ʻImiloa Astronomy Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Mokupāpapa Discovery Center for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. According to a press release from the park, through participation in field trips with each organization, virtually or in person, students will learn how interconnected and interdependent life is on the the Big Island, as well as how they can mālama ʻāina — care for the world around them.

Through the series, students will be exposed to a diverse range of scientific research happening on Hawaiʻi Island and different careers available.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and its partners are committed to following COVID safety protocols to make sure each in-person field trip experience is as safe and fun as possible. There are also options for classes unable to do in-person field trips that include virtual field trips and classroom visits for schools on the island.

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For more information and to schedule a field trip, email Erin Deskin at [email protected]. Funding could be available to assist with transportation and admission on a needs-based basis.

And don’t forget, every fourth-grader is eligible for a free park pass through the Every Kid Outdoors program. Ask at the park entrance or click here.

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