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  • Vision and Mission
    up for E Newsletter Thank you Please check your email and confirm the newsletter subscription Email Address It seems that you have already subscribed to this list Click here to update your profile First Name Last Name Subscribe Follow us Vision and Mission Vision Mālama Learning Center is a place in West O ahu that brings art science conservation and culture together to promote sustainable living throughout Hawai i MLC

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  • Our Approach
    Subscribe Follow us Our Approach The Five Cs In addition to supporting the 3 Rs Mālama Learning Center believes in the 5 Cs Conservation Create a model for protecting and preserving our precious natural environmental and cultural resources operating with a minimal footprint and building a sustainable community for generations to come Creativity Enrich the learning Environment for students of all ages cultivating a living laboratory for sciences and a 3 D canvas for artistic and creative expression Community Draw from native Hawaiian traditions and diverse cultural values to build a growing and vibrant Kapolei community Caring Learn to take care of others and ourselves promoting healthy and nurturing lifestyles Careers Open minds and doors to green careers that have a net benefit on the environment as well as provide economic and social sustainability for Hawaii s families Guiding Values Mālama Learning Center approaches its work with the following values in mind Principles of sustainability and the message of mālama caring will be evident in all aspects of MLC s operations including its activities and performances The universal values and traditions of Native Hawaiians our host culture will be at the core of our programs and will be recognized respected

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  • Who We Are
    productivity in the Kapolei High nursery No stranger to plants or nurseries Dave shared his love for propagating and conserving native Hawaiian plants with our staff and interns utilizing skills he gained from an internship at Leeward Community College s native plant shadehouse and his knowledge from many years of hiking in the Wai anae Mountains Daivd is a graduate of Wai anae High and is completing his BA in Hawai i and Pacific Island Studies at the University of Hawai i West O ahu Mahalo to the Cultural Learning Center at Ka ala KUPU and the AmeriCorps program for making it possible to have Dave help us Pakela Olanolan was born and raised in the heart of Kapolei and graduated from Saint Louis High School He is currently a student at the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu and Leeward Community College and hopes to transfer to the Mānoa campus majoring in Kinesiology Pakela calls himself a big fitness junkie and aims to become one of the youngest crossfit coaches on the island After his Mākeke Kapolei internship with Mālama Learning Center he was hired by After School All Stars to work with youth at Nānākuli High Intermediate School Good going Pakela School Nursery Stewards As a continuation of our Honouliuli Ahupuaʻa project and with support from the NOAA B WET program we hired four School Nursery Stewards at Kapolei High School KHS and Nānākuli High Intermediate School NHIS All four interns were involved in our school programs and continued to learn about conservation and sustainability Throughout the 2014 2015 school year they worked at their schools nurseries to grow native Hawaiian plants to be outplanted by their classmates at natural areas within the ahupuaʻa of Honouliuli and in Nānākuli The students are L R Richelle Cabatic KHS senior Amber McKay KHS senior Nerilyn Peahi Ayau NHIS junior and Kanani Woods NHIS senior Our team was energized by the presence of two go gettum type interns Pakela Olanolan and Mika Wong Students at UH West Oʻahu and UH Hilo respectively they worked full time for in the summer of 2014 thanks to the financial support of the UH PIPES program U S Fish Wildlife Service and Kupu They worked in the Kapolei High nursery to increase our planting capacity and also went out in the field with the Waiʻanae Mountains Watershed Partnership They also worked at Piliokahe Palehua and Kaʻonohi Every Thursday they represented MLC at Makeke Kapolei practicing their outreach and education skills Cassandra Ohelo Makeke Kapolei intern Tiana Bolosan started volunteering for the Mālama Learning Center in October of 2012 and became an official intern in February 2013 Thanks to support from the U S Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science she helped us with the Hawai i Green Collar Institute Mākeke Kapolei and the Kapolei High nursery She also assisted on restoration projects in Wai anae through partners She heard about us from her boss at the City and County of

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  • Printed Material
    CONTACT US BLOGS Sign up for E Newsletter Thank you Please check your email and confirm the newsletter subscription Email Address It seems that you have already subscribed to this list Click here to update your profile First Name Last Name Subscribe Follow us Printed material We like to walk our talk as much as possible Rather than using a lot of resources to print more materials about us we

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  • Meaning of Malama
    PROGRAMS CALENDAR NEWS HOW TO HELP RESOURCES CONTACT US BLOGS Sign up for E Newsletter Thank you Please check your email and confirm the newsletter subscription Email Address It seems that you have already subscribed to this list Click here to update your profile First Name Last Name Subscribe Follow us Meaning of Malama We may hear the word almost everyday mālama Mālama pono be careful mālama ia Hawai i

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  • Hawai'i Green Collar Institute
    with the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and other marine creatures about problems and issues being studied and solutions in which their students could be engaged Teachers will become familiar with many resources available to them to design STEAM Science Technology Engineering Art and Math lessons that will match their course objectives that are aligned with Common Core State Standards Next Generation Science Standards and General Learner Outcomes The course will be based at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association NOAA Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor and will include a tour of its facilities and programs This state of the art center is available for tours to schools providing students with opportunities to pursue follow up field trips volunteer programs and internships that will prepare them for college and career readiness The dates of the course are Monday June 22 2015 8 00 am 4 30 pm Saturday Sept 12 2015 9 00 am 11 00 am and a date of each participant s choice for volunteer service with a marine conservation organization for three hours Teachers will receive a resource packet with materials including a new children s story on the Hawaiian monk seal that they can use with their students Teachers successful in completing this course will receive 2 PDE3 credits course IS179813 To apply please complete the online application Spaces are limited Mahalo to NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Office and Hawai i State Teachers Association for supporting this course Syllabus HGCI PD Course for Teachers on Exploring the Mālama ʻĀina Field School This course is now in session Registration is closed Leeward Oʻahu teachers we have an exciting and new professional development opportunity for you This course will explore the techniques and strategies behind the Mālama ʻĀina Field School Field School at Nānākuli a program we have been coordinating for the past two years The curriculum spanning mauka to makai engages students in team based hands on activities that inspire investigation and learning as well as self and community pride It also integrates real world learning as students visit sites both in their communities and outside guided by environmental and cultural professionals Thanks to our partnership with the Hawai i State Teachers Association you can earn 3 PD credits by completing the full requirements of the course for only 40 The dates are March 28 and July 17 plus two dates in June and July of your choice during the Field School The program fee is 40 which includes some meals and supplies To apply please download the application or contact us at info at malamalearningcenter org Spaces are limited and the deadline to apply is March 6 so don t wait Mahalo to the Kamehameha Schools Ka Pua Initiative and Hawai i State Teachers Association for supporting this course Application Word Syllabus Program Plan HGCI Spring 2015 Session for Students Hawai i Green Collar Institute Spring 2015 Session on Ocean Conservation and Careers for Leeward High School Students March 16 20 Monday

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  • Mālama ʻĀina Field School
    what will be the norm in classrooms of the future We invite you to see the website and the new videos see below to get a taste of the Field School s impact that we know will be far reaching for years to come because the students and teachers involved in the program are destined to be our leaders This program would not be possible without our invaluable Program Partners Nānākuli High Intermediate School Kamehameha School Ka Pua Initiative Marisla Foundation University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa PALS PLACES program University of Hawai i at West O ahu MAʻO Organic Farm Alu Like Project Ho oku i Friends of Honouliuli Kahikai The Cultural Learning Center at Ka ala Mālama Learning Center and Hawaiʻi Green Collar Institute as well as our dozens of speakers and site hosts MAHALO A NUI This is a powerful program not just for students but also for teachers For more information on the program and its curriculum please contact Pauline Sato at pauline at malamalearningcenter org Two new videos for the 2015 program are now online Exploring watershed protection with the Mālama ʻĀina Field School at Nānākuli from Malama Learning Center on Vimeo Exploring water quality with the Mālama ʻĀina Field School at Nānākuli from Malama Learning Center on Here are video clips from our program in 2014 Background In the summer of 2013 we launched a six week course for incoming 8th and 9th graders at Nānākuli High Intermediate School from June 3 to July 12 Teachers Jewelynn Kirkland and Terra Wight with whom we are very familiar were the core teachers supported by Mālama Learning Center staff interns and many resource people They piloted a new curriculum based on the weekly themes of 1 Setting

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  • Academic Courses
    Please check your email and confirm the newsletter subscription Email Address It seems that you have already subscribed to this list Click here to update your profile First Name Last Name Subscribe Follow us Academic Courses Natural Resources Production I We are very excited to begin a new phase of the M ā lama Learning Center teaching a Natural Resources Pathway course at Kapolei High School If you are or know of a Kapolei High student interested in learning about natural resources production and earning a CTE credit please read below It s not too late to sign up Course Natural Resources Production 1 Description Discover Hawaii s natural treasures while actively working to protect them from various threats This hands on course is gateway to careers in the production and management of natural resources conservation biology and sustainability You will be learning on location either in the plant nursery or on field trips Upon successful completion of this class you will receive 1 CTE credit Instructor Mr Soriano Open to Any Kapolei High School student that enjoys working hands on loves being outdoors shares a curiosity appreciation and respect towards nature When August 19th 2013 May 29th 2014 Monday

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