Place-based Curriculum


How healthy is the Stream?

Follow-up lessons for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12: Use the data collected by the students on their Nā Wai ‘Ekolu stream field trips to calculate the Hawai’i Stream Index of Biological Integrity (HS-IBI) and understand how it can be used to assess stream health.

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Welina Manoa

This website contains a Hawaiian and English language, culture-rich series of learning experiences that are grounded in an intersection of Native Hawaiian knowledge and contemporary scientific knowledge of water and land/ocean resources, as well as management and ecosystem sustainability.

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Virtual Tour of the Watershed

A tool teachers can use to support their curriculum related to watersheds. An opportunity for students to engage and learn about a site prior to or after visiting.  Dr. Debbie Millikan and Mr. Mike Fricano ('Iolani School) have covered several sites including Lyon Arboretum, Kanewai lo'i and the Ala Wai Canal.

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Historical maps of Oahu

Interactive historical maps of O'ahu from 1881, 1900's, 1927, and 1938.