Hawai`i Island Learning Trip - Mid-Pacific Institute

Grade 5

Hawai`i Island Learning Trip

Posted on October 14, 2017

by Ms. Byrne on October 14, 2017

Please enjoy these photos from our trip. We were off on our first hike at Kipuka Puaulu to look and listen for native birds. 1.jpg

The first birds we saw were pheasants!

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After we checked in to KMC, we walked to Jaggar Museum. This was our first view of Halema`uma`u crater.

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At Jaggar Museum, we took out our journals and art packets to sketch and take notes.

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In the museum, the boys are checking out the different kinds of lava.

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We also got to listen to a ranger presentation. Notice how beautiful the weather is.

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Well, just a few minutes later this is what the weather looked liked for our walk back to KMC. The kids did awesome.

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Here's that same view of the crater. What a difference a few minutes makes.

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Back at KMC, we warmed up and spent some quiet time reflecting on our day.

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The next morning, we were off on a short walk.

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They are doing the Naenae with the Nene.

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On our walk the students collected samples to do close observations with.

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One of the exciting things we got to do was work with the Three Mountain Alliance on a service learning project. We learned more about the watershed and prepared seeds from native plants to be replanted.

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As a mahalo to our guests, the children shared their `Apapane hula. It was beautiful, and there were quite a few teary eyes (especially Ms. Byrne and Ms. Jenkins).

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That afternoon we walked to the Visitor's Center via the Steam Vents.

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After time at the Visitor's Center, we walked back via the Sulfur Banks. The wind kicked up that afternoon.

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What an amazing experience it was!