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Teachers from Hawai’i public schools can apply for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Project Grants to help advance their environmental education goals. Previous grantees have used KHF funds for garden supplies, eco-footprint workshops, vermicompost trainings, and more. One school has raised enough worms to start a commercial-scale vermicomposting bin for their campus food waste!

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ʻĀINA In Schools Nutrition Education

Koko Head Elementary School, Honolulu

In an effort to provide students with nutrition education two teachers who participated in the ʻĀINA In Schools Nutrition Education and Garden-Based Learning Curriculum Training for Educators, implemented lessons with their grade 3 and grade 5 students. A total of 60 students in each grade level participated and were impacted by nutrition and garden lessons. To demonstrate students knowledge and understanding, teachers collected summative and formative data and anecdotes from students.
The KHF Mini-Grant funds were used to implement the ʻĀINA In Schools Nutrition Education lessons. "The lesson plans were so well done and easy to implement in the classroom. We were able to purchase all the items we needed to get started with the lessons and will continue them with future classes. The students were so enthusiastic about the lessons and really enjoyed the cooking activities. What we enjoyed most was seeing the students excited about eating vegetables and healthy foods. We were able to demonstrate how simple it was to cook delicious, healthy food. I would recommend this program to anyone!"