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)

Plastic Pollution Coalition (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

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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