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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.

Papahana Kuaola

Kaneʻohe, Oahu
Grade Levels Served: K-12

Papahana Kuaola offers the following hands-on programs for K-12 students to participate in:
- ʻĀina o Waipao: holoholo tour of loʻi kalo (taro patches), native gardens, stream & forest
- Sense of Place: ahupuaʻa, land divisions, moʻolelo, wahi pana (sacred places)
- “Let’s get muddy!” loʻi kalo experience: Hawaiian connection to kalo, ancestor Hāloa
- Hawaiian ethnobotany/ethnobiology: Implements & tools – show, touch and tell
- Native plants and animals: how did they arrive, native vs. non-native / invasives
- Water resources & exploration: stream, springs, & ponds
- Residents of Waipao: the crawlers, swimmers, wrigglers & winged-ones
Call 808-447-7694 for more information.