There are several programs in the months leading up to the art contest to help you find inspiration and put you in touch with the native species and ecosystems of our island. Please check our website www.hawaiineiartcontest.org or like us on Facebook, (http://www.facebook.com/HawaiiNei) to be updated with ongoing events. Updates will be posted regularly.
Hawaiian Watershed Adventure
QUICK TIPS FOR TEACHERS
If you would like to involve your class in the Hawai‘i Nei art contest here are some tips that might help.
Check out the Hawaiiana section of your library or local bookstore to find the following titles about native species of Hawai‘i. Also, if you have any question as to if your subject is native please feel free to send an email and photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org for identification.
Native Hawaiian Plants
A list of sites compiled by UH Manoa
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk
Check here to see if your subject is native or not and check out great photos of
many native species
Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Resources for teachers, parents, and students
Hawai‘i State Natural Area Reserves System
Information about the Natural Area Reserves System
A hui of over 70 organization dedicated to the care and protection of Hawaiʻi.
Three Mountain Alliance watershed partnership
Find out more about the partnerships of private, state, and federal landowners
working together to protect our natural resources
Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project
High up on the slopes of Mauna Kea is a unique and fragile forest home of the palila. Restoration efforts are underway to protect this famous bird.
The Nature Conservancy
Last Stand: The Vanishing Hawaiian Forest
PLACES TO SEE
Not sure where to find some natives? Start by visiting some of the spectacular Hawai‘i Island locations listed below.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park or Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park
Visit these island jewels of the National Park System and sign up for an interpretive hike, explore on your own or stop by the visitor centers. For more information and locations visit: http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm
Volcano Art Center
The Volcano Art Center offers interpretive hikes, classes, and workshops focusing on native species. For more information and location visit: volcanoartcenter.org
Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access System
Explore the Stateʻs trails system. For more information and trail locations visit: http://www.hawaiitrails.ehawaii.gov
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Amy Greenwell is a 15-acre ethnobotanical garden featuring a variety of dryland natives as well as many Polynesian introduced plants. For more information or location details visit: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/greenwell/
Kupulau is a clothing design company focused on fostering ecological literacy among our keiki. Our debut line is made up entirely of endangered species endemic to Hawai‘i. Every depiction was carefully crafted to celebrate the beautiful intricacies of each species.
With fact-filled booklets, organic options and portions of our proceeds dedicated to conservation efforts, we hope to not only give our keiki something beautiful to wear, but to also give them something incredibly important to champion – the safekeeping of these precious natives and the world around them.
E ao ē a kupu ē! Learn. Grow.
To learn more, visit our online store - www.kupulaudesigns.com and our blog over at blog.kupulaudesigns.com for fun and free printables and DIY for keiki!