Kū ʻĀina Pā: STANDING FIRMLY IN KNOWLEDGE UPON THE LAND
About Kū ‘Āina Pā
Since 2012, The Kohala Center’s Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program has graduated nearly 130 K-8 educators who have gone on to become pioneers and champions for garden-based learning in Hawai‘i’s schools. Kū ‘Āina Pā can support your school to create and sustain a garden-based ecoliteracy program, and strengthen your teaching and learning practices by connecting to a strong community of like-minded colleagues.
About the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map
Our Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map (HSGCM) was launched in 2016 after four years of development by a working group of 14 Kū ‘Āina Pā master teachers. The HSGCM support elementary- and middle-school teachers in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to develop integrated lesson plans and assessment tools that connect Common Core, NGSS, Hawai‘i Health Standards, and STEM learning opportunities with school garden activities and classroom extensions.