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Farm To School Field Trips: Leilehua High, Sweet Land Farms, and Kākoʻo ‘Ōiwi

March 27, 2019

As part of the ʻĀINA in Schools PDE-3 course, teachers gain access to educational resources both in and outside of the classroom. In addition to curriculum trainings, teachers attend field-trips throughout the year to learn about environmental stewardship, farming, coastal restoration and more. This Spring, educators visited three of ʻĀINA In Schools newest partner sites: Leilehua High School Agriculture Learning Center, Kakoʻo ʻŌiwi, and Sweet Land Farm. Teachers can apply for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trips Grants to visit these and other amazing sites starting May 1st, 2019 on the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation website.

Deep in Wahiawā, tucked in the back of campus, the Leilehua High School Ag Center is a stunning 3-acre area with pathways for students to learn aquaculture, animal husbandry, food production, loʻi kalo, and even welding. Students in the program lead field-trips throughout the year for adults and keiki alike. They also organize activities for keiki visiting the farm, tailoring activities to what students are learning in the classroom.

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