Place-based learning and watershed monitoring

Strategic Monitoring And Resilience Training in the Ala Wai Watershed (Smart Ala Wai)

The SMART Ala Wai project brings together a diverse group of faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students from six units at UHM, and ten community stakeholders to establish a comprehensive monitoring and sampling network and data dissemination and outreach plan. PI Brian Glazer.

Experiential Learning 4 Resilient C: Community, Culture, Conservation, Climate (EL4RC)

The next generation of agriculture and natural resource professionals in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin will need knowledge and skills to address complex challenges facing management of coastal watersheds in partnership with local communities. Using actively managed examples of integrated agricultural production and watershed restoration, we will offer experiential research and extension experiences for undergraduates (REEU) to meet these workforce needs for Hawaii and other US affiliated Pacific Islands. Eight students will be directly supported each year, and they will take coursework, attend training, and carry out projects under the direction of University of Hawaii faculty, professional partners, and community groups at key locations. Approximately 50 other
students and young adults will participate in yearly on-site training and experiential learning at each site through the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps program. This REEU will serve as a model for management of other coastal watersheds in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. PI: Travis Idol.