Cynthia Nazario-Leary, Ph.D., University of Hawaii Maui College Extension Maui Master Gardener program instructor, shows the 2019 class of future Master Gardeners the school’s hands-on learning environment. -- DARREN CORRAO photo
A new Master Gardener class has begun at University of Hawaii Maui College. It is an annual offering of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, and the UH-MC Campus Extension Services. Classes run from mid-January through May. Trainees become interns upon completion and interns become certified following a year of structured volunteer activities and continuing education in June.
The program provides Maui residents research-based education and comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of Maui and Hawaii specific topics in a classroom and hands-on project-based learning environment.
Students go on to provide support and information to Maui gardeners and classrooms through volunteer outreach events and on-site help desk services via www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/maui, by calling 244-3242, or in person at 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, Building 214.
The humpback whale song is sung only by males, often while hanging vertically in the water with their head down — but we still do not know why. Ongoing research, studies, and analyses of these songs are key to unlocking the mystery that have captivated us since the 1970s. — FLIP NICKLIN / Minden pictures photo NMFS permit no.13846
Westside Hoops will give away 200 basketballs to kids wearing West Maui Youth League jerseys or Lunatic shirts Tuesday during the boys basketball game between Lahainaluna and Maui High.
Kihei Elementary School Student Council EarlyAct members display their posters and collection jars for the “Pennies for Polio” collection campaign. Shown are (from left) Maikela Auld Rodrigues (Grade 5), Maya Connolly (Grade 4) and Jackson Fabric (Grade 3).
Cynthia Nazario-Leary, Ph.D., University of Hawaii Maui College Extension Maui Master Gardener program instructor, shows the 2019 class of future Master Gardeners the school’s hands-on learning environment. — DARREN CORRAO photo