Learning/Education Tools



Naturalist, Hawaii Biodiversity of the Big Island (interactive database):
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park species list:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park species list:
Pacific Whale Foundation, Whale and Dolphin Live Sightings Map:


University of Hawaii at Hilo, grades K – 8,

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (lots of curriculum for various ages):
Hawaii Wildlife Fund: (lots of curriculum for various ages):
Evolution in Hawaii: A Supplement to Teaching about Evolution and the Nature
The Nature Conservancy, Last Stand, the Vanishing Hawaiian Forest:

Climate Refugees


State of Hawaiʻi ʻĀina -Based Stewardship Curriculums (K-12)
Women in Technology (K-12)
Voices in Urban Education (K-12)
Writing Across Curriculums (WAC) (K-12)


Coral Reef Restoration/Ocean Preservation

What is Coral Reef
Coral Reef Curriculum

Resource Materials for Open Ocean
Hands-On Lessons and Activities about the Ocean (Grades K-5)
Grades 4-6

Beetles Project (Grades 3-8)

Cultural Sustainability


Marine ecosystems
Terrestrial ecosystems
Hawaiian education curriculums
Navigating Change
ʻĀina based education
Ka Hana ʻImi Naʻauao – Science careers curriculum

Environmental Disaster Preparation

Interactive Tools

NOAA National Weather Service Hawaii

National Center for Environmental Information, Billion Dollar Weather
Woods Hole Oceanic Institute Preparedness Tool
NOAA, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center
Naval Oceanography Portal Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Red Cross Mobile Apps:


Pacific Tsunami Museum, Test your tsunami knowledge

Food Security

Hawaii Public Radio, Disaster Vulnerability and Resistance


Hawaii Agricultural Foundation, Localicious Hawaii restaurants

State of Hawaii, Aloha Challenge (State Sustainability Goals Tracker)
Hawaii farming cooperatives list
Hawaii County Farming Industries List
Edible Hawaiian Islands Hawaii Island Farmers’ Markets and Farm Tours


Hawaii Agricultural Foundation, Veggie U (food growing)
Hawaii Agricultural Foundation, Where would we be without seeds
Center for Food Safety Hawaii, Pollinators and the School Garden Toolkit

The Kohala Center, The Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum
Farming Techniques
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers
Food Studies, Food is Elementary, pre K – 8the grade
Center for Ecoliteracy, Starting with Soil, an app for students ages 7 – 9
Nourish, middle school

FoodSpan, Teaching the Food System from Farm to Fork (high school)
Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Farm to School Resources for Hawaii Educators


Island Naturals recipes:
Abundant Life Natural Foods:

The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School:
Malama O Puna, Recipes using local Hawaii food:

Educational Seminars/Forums/Presentations/Workshops/Trainings

The Kohala Center Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensive, four-day workshop
The Kohala Center Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program
The Kohala Center Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program
University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative:
The Kohala Center, GoFarm Hawai‘i, AgXposure four-month agriculture
One Island Hawaii Green Schools Program

Hip Agriculture After-school Programs
Hip Agriculture Classroom Presentations:
Hawaiian Sanctuary Plant Aloha Series:
Natural Farming Hawaii seminars and teachings:

Field Trips

Hip Agriculture farm tours and workshops:

Global Sustainability


Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hokule’a Worldwide Voyage curriculum
How to Feed the Planet, Culinary Global Sustainability Curriculum
Nature Conservancy Nature Works Everywhere curriculum (a lot, all ages)
UNESCO Course for Secondary Teachers on Climate Change Education

Green Jobs/Economy


Eco Smart Education K-12
K-12 Sustainability Learning
Hub for Environmental Education and Professional Development
Pearson Learning K-12
Project Green Schools

Land Use Planning


Watershed Lesson Plan (Grade 4-5)
Alpine/Aeolian Module
Rainforest Module
Coastal Module
Marine Module
‘Ōhiʻa Project Curriculum (K-12)
Ahupua’a Water Cycle (6-8)
Ahupua’a (Hawaiian Land Divisions) Place Names (6-8)
Ahupua’a Watersheds
Pīkoi ke Kaula Kualena
STEM Student Learning World Conservation Conference (WCC) (K-12)

Water for Life (K-12)

Renewable Energy

Interactive tools

Climate Ex (Climate Explorer) interactive climate change map:
Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii State Energy Office, Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard:
Global Wind Energy Council: The Evolution of Wind Power:


Climate Crisis 101 free e-book:
U.S. Energy Information Administration children’s lessons and games:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Educational Resources:

State of Hawaii and U.S. Department of Energy, Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative:

Water Resource Management


Water on the Web

Vallecitos Water District Curricula

Global Water Supply High School Curriculum

Zero Waste/Recycling

Keep America Beautiful Litter Curriculum:

Hawaii Wildlife Fund Marine Debris Keiki Education and Outreach (MDKEO)
Kōkua Hawaii Foundation Marine Debris Sorting Lesson:
Earth Day Network, Plastic Pollution Primer and Action Toolkit:
Story of Stuff, High School (Grades 9-12) Curriculum: Buy, Use, Toss (not free);
NOAA Marine Debris curricula (Grades 1-12):

NOAA Marine Debris curriculum (Grades 1-6)

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