April 15th, 2013
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WORKSHOP: Rain Gardens

Aloha Members, Friends, and Colleagues 


We invite you to attend this amazing, inaugural workshop just for EDUCATORS to broaden your knowledge and educational opportunities to teach sustainability both in and out of the classroom!
See attached flyer for more details.

WISE is a new Hawaii-based non-profit focused on empowering the next generation of sustainable water stewards by providing a comprehensive and integrative tool set for water resource management. Founded by a local Water Resource expert and SAH board member, Lauren Roth Venu, Ecological Engineer, David Whitney, PE and Ecological Educator, Anne Orellena Whitney, WISE is equipped to get educators the starting tool blocks to integrate sustainable water management practice into existing curriculum and lesson plans.

Did you know that 100’s of trillions of gallons of stormwater in Hawaii runs off our driveways, park lots and roads picking up pollution that damages our coral reef ecosystems and is not recharging our precious groundwater supplies?! The Rain Garden workshop will be the first of the WISE series focusing on how to RECHARGE water back into the ground (vs. running off) through engineered native gardens that filter out pollution, recharge our aquifers and protect our streams and oceans. The workshop will cover the basics of what they are, how they are designed, and some lesson plans/activities that could be used in the classroom.

DAY 1 WHO should attend: K-12 Educators, Higher Education Teachers, Curriculum Developers, Department of Education personnel, nonprofit groups who have interest in water resource education, and other pertinent educational institutions.
DAY 2 WHO should attend: Everyone from above + community members interested to learn more about rain gardens, professionals, government groups. Keiki are welcome!

WHAT you'll get out of it: Expanding your sustainability educational tool set to teach your class/community on pertinent, current issues relating to water resources in Hawaii and how to engage students to be part of the solution.



To register please contact  snydert@hawaii.edu or 808.984.3379

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