Focusing on our islands' critical watershed

The STEMworks™ Exploring Hawaii’s Watershed Through STEM Curriculum module introduces students to native species found in Hawaii’s protect forests and how these plants and animals work alongside each other to Hawaii’s unique ecosystem. Students learn about the traditional uses of native plants by Hawaiians, how to protect watersheds, the invasive species and threats to the watershed and impacts if left unchecked, and Watershed Partnerships across the state and the information and services they offer.

RESOURCES

Module 1: Native Species
PowerPoint: Click here to download.

Module 2: Watershed Partnerships
PowerPoint: Click here to download.

Module 3: Management Strategies
PowerPoint: Click here to download.

Module 4: Invasive Species

Module 5: Field Day App

Extra ArcGIS Online Lab – Building an Online Map with Points and Photos

WEB APP LINK TO USE IN THE FIELD: http://arcg.is/2jLwvR5 (Access with smartphones, iPods or tablets)

VIEW INPUTTED DATA HERE: http://tinyurl.com/mapyouroutplantingsapp

ESRI ARCGIS FIELD MAP:http://nrds.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d30c8748199f43c3a2dd0f49829ef049  
(Access with Esri ArcGIS Online Account)

STUDENT COMMUNITY OUTREACH STORY MAPS

Students created Story Maps to increase community awareness of the importance of protecting Hawai`i’s watersheds. 

Click here to view student work: http://stemworkshawaii.org/watershed-field-trip-storymaps/


Thank you again for such an amazing opportunity for my students. They may forget specific facts or details, but they will never forget the amazing experience of being in the watershed, restoring it and talking story with local young men and women that have made this their career. The pride the kids felt after the trip was awesome – it truly was life changing for some of them!
— Holly Lee, Iao School Teacher