We are neighbors of the Iolani school because of our stream Manoa Palolo. We work together constantly like on Aloha Aina day. We are located on the Kaimuki High School campus above Iolani. We would like to share some information with you about coral on our website. Here you will find our EQS projects.
What is EQS? EQS stands for Essential Questions of Sustainability. This is when students get a chance to choose what they have a passion for and they get to create their own projects. You could choose to do experiments, websites, book, gardens, and more things that students can think of. This year our EQS was based on the question “ What do our waters need from us? “
In the first semester of EQS, we learned that our campus was flooding due to impervious surfaces. We learned that our surface water was entering our stream rather than our aquifer. We created a 4 rain gardens along our campus to help our water. The process was long, we had to find the location, plants, and location of the plants that would work best.
In the second semester, we get to choose our own projects! Many of the projects you will see on this website will relate to our water and our coral reef.
Coral is related to the question “ What do our waters need from us? “ because our corals are important in many different ways like it protects our animals, it helps reduce storm waves, and more. So what do our waters need from us?