HAWAI'I: A NATURAL HISTORY
A Maui Digital Bus Virtual Project:
Students will dive into the natural history of Hawai'i by exploring topics of geography, island formation and volcanoes, Hawaiian culture and 'Ike Hawai'i, and comparisons of native and non-native plants and animals.
The islands of Hawai'i have a rich natural and anthropogenic history. From their fiery volcanic formation by the hands of Pele, to the development of extraordinary agricultural and fishing techniques, this project starts by covering topics of geography and geology integrating the importance of Ahupua'a and Loko I'a. We explore how plants and animals came to populate the islands, and the struggles the native species are now facing. This project aims to be a brief introduction to various topics of Hawaiian natural history, and a launching point for teachers to dive into deeper areas of study.
This virtual project includes:
Five student directed modules
An introduction and conclusion classroom video chat with the Digital Bus
A live broadcasted field trip with the Digital Bus (location TDB)
The opportunity for students to book a one-on-one Q&A session with the Digital Bus