Programs

The Moloka`i Digital Bus is a NOAA-BWET funded project in partnership with Alaka`ina currently implementing the Moloka`i Ho`ike Project in all DOE schools on island. Moloka`i Ho`ike allows students to have meaningful science-based outdoor experiences (in the ahupua`a) from which they can directly learn and observe their own community’s resilience to environmental hazards. More importantly, they gain a deeper understanding of their rich cultural history, which includes the wisdom of ancient Hawaiians as environmental stewards. Participants benefit from exposure to local community members and specialists while also integrating cutting edge technology such as water and soil testing equipment, and GIS software for mapping activities, with hands-on, field-based activities. Moloka`i Ho`ike is a fully integrated learning experience that encompasses modern scientific techniques with lessons about traditional resource management.