Date: June 2, 2020

Location: Online

Do you want to incorporate environmental education in your teaching?

Are you trying to start or continue a garden at your school?

Would you like to deepen your connection to your ʻāina?

The Kū ‘Āina Pā team will provide opportunities, cooperative learning strategies, and will model applications for teachers to learn experientially how to utilize the garden as an outdoor classroom. Learning from Master School Garden Educators and using the Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map, this 4- week online program will address 4 fundamental components of teaching and learning in a school garden: A Sense of Place, Living Soil and Living Plant, Nourishment, and Nature’s Design.


Registration fees are $300 for one attendee or $250 per attendee for institutions sending teams of two or more.
Register here: 

Online Format

This year, Kū ‘Āina Pā will be offered online via Zoom. Dates and times: 
Tuesday, June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 9:00am – 10:30am AND 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Thursday, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 9:00am – 10:30am AND 2:00pm – 3:00pm
One 1-on-1 coaching call, 30 minutes per week. 
5.5 hours of synchronous instruction per week. 

PD Hours

Earn 3 PDE3 Credits. Each participant who completes the course will receive 32 professional development hours. 
Course #: MULT183523, Section#: 299486 
Course Title: School Learning Gardens as a Platform for `Āina-Based Education using the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map as a Guide 


Jessica Sobocinski 
FoodCorps Hawaiʻi Program Manager 
Wendy Baker 
Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network, HAAS teacher and Garden to Grinds 
Amanda Rieux 
Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network, Mālaʻai 
Koh Ming Wei, PhD 
Center for Getting Things Started 

The Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map 

Supporting resilience and sustainability education in Hawaiʻi: The Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map was created by teachers for teachers who may not be gardeners themselves, but intuitively understand the benefits of using outdoor spaces for inquiry- based, place- based, learning. Take a look at this amazing resource here