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The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trip Grant Program helps bring students to outdoor sites where they can experience hands-on learning about Hawaiʻi's environment. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation offers financial assistance to Hawaiʻi public schools which otherwise could not afford to participate in environmental field trips. Most field trip locations provide hands-on learning experiences for students grades K-12 and offer educational tours that can be customized to any grade level.

Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority - Friends of NELHA

Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 12

Visiting Friends of NELHA at the Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority (NELHA) is a glimpse of the future. Students and teachers visit a LEED Platinum building cooled with sea water to learn about NELHA's ocean and science technology. See how Hawaii is leading the way to renewable energy (including ocean thermal energy conversion or OTEC) and sustainable aquaculture. Younger students learn about the ocean, green energy, and ocean critters. Tours to some NELHA facilities can be arranged.

Contact: (808) 329-8073