At the Kula Nai’a Foundation we believe that the key to future solutions will lie in better and more equitable education about the natural environment.
Elementary Education (K-5)
We are currently developing curriculum and books for an integrated literacy and science program.
We believe that children deserve engaging, authentic and informative books when they are learning to read.
We believe that learning about the natural environment brings joy and a deeper understanding of the world.
We believe that science informational books for children should provide a direct link to the results, practices and discoveries of scientists currently working in each field.
Middle & High School Education
We have partnered with the New Bedford Whaling Museum to create a curriculum unit for Middle School Science.
To reinforce key scientific concepts and practices related to the physics of waves for MS students.
To engage MS students in an authentic and engaging curriculum related to the biology and conservation of whales.
To pilot digitized sound archives to increase the availability and usefulness of the New Bedford Whaling Museums educational resources for middle school teachers and students.
Community and Adult Education
We created a model Marine Naturalist Training Program titled MELE - Marine Educator and Learning Experience. This program provided training for tour operators, marine naturalists and community members in West Hawaiʻi and focused on the conservation of Kealakekua and Honaunau Bays. It was funded by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. The project developed and piloted curriculum and outreach materials.