During the Oct. 7-11, 2019 school break, a group of 20+ Lānaʿi students and community volunteers participated in a project to document and monitor sedimentation levels at Waiaʻōpae Fishpond. A part of the E ʿIke Hou iā Lānaʿi curriculum, the activity included work at the pond, walking transects and taking depth measurements. On Friday (Oct. 11) a few of the students met with Uncle Albert Morita to graph the sediment depth results and set a base line for future monitoring.
Work like this under the leadership of Shelly Kaleialoha Preza, with support from Pūlama Lānaʿi’s Culture & Historic Preservation, and elder kamaʿāina is helping build skill sets in stewardship and future management of Lānaʿi’s valued bio-cultural resources.
Mrs. Jennifer Hera Pimentel with her 5th graders — beginning the school year by integrating island history in core learning experiences.
August 22, 2019. Photo, Kepā Maly.