ʻĀINA In Schools

ʻĀINA Schools

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff currently works directly with ʻĀINA Teams at 15 Oʻahu elementary schools to implement the ʻĀINA In Schools program. In 2013 an additional 21 teachers from 12 schools attended our Garden-Based Learning and Nutrition Education trainings and will be bringing these lessons to their students this year.

While we are not currently accepting applications for new participating schools in the program, any school or educator may utilize the many resources we have available, including ʻĀINA In Schools curricula, trainings, resource guides, workshops, KHF Project Grants, and KHF Field Trip Grants.

Sunset Beach Elementary School

Haleʻiwa, Oʻahu

SBES joined the ʻĀINA In Schools program in 2006. Volunteer parents and donors support the schools’ healthy snack program.

Program Participation
  • Eco Explorers: Finding Eco Solutions through Campaigning on Campus
  • Outdoor Classroom No Child Left Behind
  • Sun Power
  • Beach Buddies
  • Scrap the Cap
  • Bucket Gardens
  • Plant a Card in Your Yard
  • Reusable Water Bottles
Nutrition Education
  • 'ĀINA Nutrition Lessons
Garden-Based Learning
  • 'ĀINA Garden Lessons
  • 'ĀINA Garden Club
  • Fruit Tree Orchard
Healthy Food on Campus
  • Fresh Choice Salad Bar
  • 'ĀINA Kine Healthy Snack Program supported by parent volunteers
  • 'ĀINA Kine Student Farmers' Market (2009 - 2012)
Agricultural Literacy
  • Farm Field Trips: Waihuena Farm, Tin Roof Ranch, Kahuku Farms
  • Chef Visits: Chef Nina Beatty
Waste Reduction
  • 3R's School Recycling Program
  • 'ĀINA Composting Lessons, Vermicomposting and Traditional Composting
  • Cafeteria Waste Audit
  • Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive, November 2013
Family and Community Outreach
  • “Bag It” screening, November 2011
  • “Truck Farm” screening, January 2012
  • "Ingredients" screening, March 2013
  • 'ĀINA In Schools featured in school newsletters
  • ʻĀINA Team recruits parent volunteers at school events