Haleakala park to host Project Learning Tree workshop

Haleakala National Park is offering a free one-day workshop for kindergarten through 8th-grade educators at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22.

Registration closes Friday. The workshop will feature the award-winning Project Learning Tree curriculum, with a focus on human population trends in Maui County.

Facilitators from the National Park Service and the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife will connect Project Learning Tree activities to Maui County-specific examples of societal trends, consumer choices and their impacts on natural resources. Participants will go home with lesson plans that are connected to Common Core standards and contacts among Haleakala National Park staff and partners.

A fee of $20 will be collected at the time of registration and refunded upon arrival at the workshop. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

This workshop is made possible through a grant from Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation. Additional support is being provided by: state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Tri-Isle RC&D Council and the Hawai’i Environmental Education Alliance.

For more information and a registration packet, contact Kuhea Asiu at 572-4452 or email