Haleakala National Park offers workshop for educators

Haleakala National Park is offering a free one-day workshop for secondary education teachers and informal educators at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5.

The workshop will feature the award-winning Project Learning Tree curriculum, with a close look at two units titled “Places We Live” and “Forests of the World.”

Facilitators from the National Park Service and the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife will relate Project Learning Tree activities to local examples of forest types, how forests have changed over time and how this impacts our quality of life. Participants will go home with lesson plans that are connected to common core standards and other resources to aid them in the classroom.

A fee of $20 will be collected at the time of registration and refunded upon completion of the workshop. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration closes March 28.

This workshop is made possible through a grant from Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation.

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