ABOUT MĀNOWAI O HANAKAHI
Mānowai o Hanakahi is an environmental program for middle and high school youths. Often run as 1-week summer camps for 2 - 4 day skill building workshops, Mānowai programs seek to provide place-based and hands-on learning experiences. 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, as well as provide skill-building and
Mānowai O Hanakahi courses include lessons and activities related to: natural history of the Hawaiian Islands, ecological understanding, watershed management, marine health, water quality, traditional and modern natural resource use. From making observations and gaining experience in ecological data collection to developing technological skills like using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and map reading ; participants will gain new skills, make new friends, and learn about a host of careers in the environmental sciences. All Mānowai programs illustrate the connectivity of our natural landscape, Hawaii's unique natural history and Hawaii's conservation challenges.
To learn about our past camps view these pages:
Mānowai O Hanakahi 2014
Mānowai O Hanakahi 2013
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.
UH-Hilo PIPES: Mānowai o Hanakahi
Office of Research: Army Reserve Building A
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, Hi 96720
Fax: (808) 933-0704