Teaching Resources

Mālama Learning Center (MLC) filled the slides above with great information about Hawaiʻi’s forests through videos, lesson plans, and technical guides. MLC provides ʻāina-based education for students, teachers, and community members – growing healthy plants, people, and places. Although they developed this resource for teachers, it is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about Hawaiʻi’s trees and forests. Click here to view the slideshow on a separate page.

ʻAʻaliʻi Seed Packets

Ready to plant the ʻaʻaliʻi seeds you received at the Symphony of the Hawaiʻi Forests?

Please watch this brief video, which includes information on how to collect ʻaʻaliʻi seeds with a permit. Mālama Learning Center also offers a free in-depth planting lesson through their Ola Nā Kini program and this ʻaʻaliʻi activity book

Lost your seed packet? No problem! A PDF of the ʻaʻaliʻi seed packet is available for download here. ʻImi Pono No Ka ʻĀina developed these Nā Mahele worksheets, including one on ʻaʻaliʻi.

Arbor Day Celebration & Activities

Our next Arbor Day in Hawaiʻi will be celebrated on Saturday, November 4th 2023!

Follow @kaulunani on Instagram, the Arbor Day Hawaiʻi page on Facebook, or check the Arbor Day Hawaiʻi webpage closer to November to find out about all the Arbor Day events near you! 

Tree Campus K-12 Program

The Tree Campus K-12 Program from the Arbor Day Foundation inspires collaboration between schools, students, and communities to facilitate experiences with trees as a learning tool. The program offers schools and educators to create purposeful opportunities for students to interact with trees.  Reach out to info@kaulunani.org for more info on how to join.

Grant Opportunities for Trees in Schools

Kaulunani, the State of Hawaiʻi’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, has opportunities for schools, non-profits, businesses and individuals to apply for grant funding. Community grant awards typically range from $5,000 – $15,000, with some opportunities for larger grants.  Reach out to info@kaulunani.org for more info. Projects range from standard but essential campus tree planting, to Arbor Day giveaways, to creative projects like this Symphony of the Hawai’i Forests. Check out past grantee projects and then share your ideas with info@kaulunani.org. We’ll be in touch with next steps! 

Mālama ʻĀina Organizations & Volunteer Opportunities

This is a short list of many stewardship opportunities to join with non-profit ʻāina-loving organizations. The list is organized by moku (district).  Please visit their websites to learn about their next opportunity to connect with the urban forest, loʻi kalo (taro patch), loko iʻa (fish pond), or māla (garden).

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