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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.

Hawai‘i Experimental Tropical Forest

Hilo and Kona, Hawaiʻi
Grade Levels Served: K-12

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawai‘i Experimental Tropical Forest (HETF) represents a significant contribution in the global effort to understand and protect some of the most threatened and endangered ecosystems in the world. Visitors can learn about the impact of climate change on tropical ecosystems and participate in Native Hawaiian traditional resource management techniques.