Mānowai o Hanakahi- Environmental Summer Camps

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ABOUT MĀNOWAI O HANAKAHI

Mānowai o Hanakahi is an environmental summer camp for middle and high school youths. A place-based and hands-on learning experience, program participants learn by working with UH Hilo staff and researchers, community members, and agency partners. Program experiences aim to: inspire & nurture interest in the natural sciences through place-based relevant programming; share the unique ecosystems of Hawaiʻi;provide exposure to ʻāina-based pathways & careers; provide skill-building and service learning experiences that benefit our environment and communities.

Past Mānowai sessions have included lessons and activities related to: natural history of the Hawaiian Islands, watershed sciences, coral health and monitoring, traditional and modern aquaculture practices, estuarine and coastal ecosystems, traditional and modern land management, orienteering, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), water quality and monitoring, plant and animal species monitoring, genetics, native seed collection, ocean safety, and service learning. From making observations to gaining experience in data collection, participants will gain new skills, make new friends, and learn about a host of careers in the environmental sciences.

To learn about our past camps view these pages:

Mānowai O Hanakahi 2014

WAI & KAI 

HAWAIʻI AND ME 

MAUKA CAMP

MULIWAI & MAKAI CAMP

Mānowai O Hanakahi 2013

MALAMA MAUNA KEA

MALAMA KILAUEA

MALAMA KEKAI

How do I apply?

Complete your application online OR submit your application by US Post, fax, e-mail or in person (contact info below). Additionally, applicants must submit a Recommendation Form (completed by a teacher or personal acquaintance) as part of their application packet.

Mailing Address:

UH-Hilo PIPES: Mānowai o Hanakahi

Office of Research: Army Reserve Building A

200 W. Kawili Street

Hilo, Hi 96720

Fax: (808) 933-0704

Email: uhpipes@hawaii.edu