Engaging Students in Field-based Citizen Science on Maui

img_1643The Maui Watershed Citizen Science Program is pleased to offer another year of the program, starting with a Teacher Workshop in January!  

Maui Watershed Citizen Science

A 4-Day Teacher Workshop
January 20,21 & 27,28, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 Application Deadline is Passed.

Teachers will:

  • LEARN to engage students in field-based data collection and analysis that contributestoimg_1646  a larger authentic scientific study: CITIZEN SCIENCE!
  • RECEIVE a Citizen Science Classroom Kit, Standards-based Lessons, Online Resources, and Ongoing Support
  • LEARN to use GIS and to Create Watershed StoryMaps with Students
  • EARN a Teacher Stipend for Full Participation, Implementation, and Attendance at a Culminating Event
  • GAIN ACCESS to a Mobile Citizen Science Technology Lab
  • FACILITATE citizen science field trips for students to the native forest and/or coastal dunes and wetlands sites. (Bus transportation funding available.)

Limited Space Available.waikamoi_teachers2016

Overview of the Teacher Workshop Tentative Schedule:

  • Day 1:  Waikamoi Preserve
  • Day 2: Waiheʻe Ridge Trail and the Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge
  • Day 3: Kānaha Ponds and Keālia Ponds Wetlands
  • Day 4: Classroom Day – NOAA Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei – Hala ‘Āmui A & B (Conference Rooms)hstilt

Outline of the Maui Watershed Citizen Science Program Timeline for 2017

  • January:  Citizen Science Teacher Workshop
  • February – April: Student Citizen Science Field Trips
  • May: Culminating Event #1 – Watershed StoryMap Showcase
  • June: Culminating Program Event #2 – Citizen Science DSCN0084in Action Community Eventmauiwatershedmap

Contact Us Today for More Information


Maui Watershed Citizen Science 16-17 Coming Soon!

We are pleased to announce that Learning Endeavors received a grant award from NOAA to continue the Maui Watershed Citizen Science and Stewardship through Digital Mapping Project!

Stay tuned for more information on the kick-off teacher workshop in January 2017!

Mahalo to all of our partnering schools and community organizations!  We look forward to engaging students in meaningful outdoor education throughout Maui’s watersheds!


Maui Watershed Story Maps Showcase Event

Please Join Us for This Showcase Event!

Maui Watershed Story Maps

  • Tuesday May 17th 5:30 -6:30 PM
  • Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Conference Center26887906121_c250ba99f3_k

Student & Teachers will Present Their Investigations as Citizen Scientists

  • Discover how students used Citizen Science iPad Apps in the native forest of Waikamoi Preserve and at the Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge!
  • Learn about Maui’s fragile Watersheds through Story Maps on biodiversity, water quality, marine debris and plankton life!
  • Celebrate these young stewards of Maui and of our future!

We hope to see you there!




Citizen Science Teachers on Maui

Middle School Teachers explored the Waikamoi Forest Preserve and the Waihee Dunes and Coastal Wetlands Refuge last week as part of the Maui Watershed Citizen Science Teacher Workshop.  Using iPad Apps for Citizen Science like Project Noah and Marine Debris Tracker, teachers collected data on biodiversity of these unique ecosystems on Maui and logged marine debris found on shore.

Maui Citizen Science Teacher Workshop

Middle School Teachers of Science, Social Studies, and Technology

are Welcome to Apply to Participate

WHEN: One Friday, Two Saturdays – April 8, 9, & 16, 2016 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


  • LEARN to engage students in field-based data collection and analysis that contributes to a larger authentic scientific study: CITIZEN SCIENCE!

  • RECEIVE a Citizen Science Classroom Kit and Ongoing Support

  • EARN a Teacher Stipend for Participation & Implementation – $820

  • GAIN  ACCESS to a Mobile Citizen Science Technology Lab 

WHERE:  Waihee Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge(Day 1), Waikamoi Native Forest Preserve(Day 2), & Classroom/Computer Lab TBA(Day 3)

Deadline for Application is February 20th.

Additional Workshop & Program Details

This Workshop is the first part of a Spring 2016 Maui Watershed Citizen Science Program with three components:

  1. The 3 Day Teacher Workshop
  2. Engaging Students in Classroom and Field-based Learning*
    *COSTS for Bus Transportation, Substitutes, and Supplies Covered by Grant
  3. Participation in 2 Culminating Community Events

The Three Day Workshop:

Days 1 & 2 Fieldwork:
Citizen Science and Stewardship at Waikamoi Preserve (Native Forest) and at Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge

  • Citizen Science Topics: Water Quality, Biodiversity, and Plankton
  • Stewardship: Planting Natives, Removing Invasives, and Removing Rubbish

Day 3 – Classroom:

  • Review of Fieldwork Completed and Data Collected: Citizen Science and Stewardship Data & Imagery Inventory
  • Engage in Student Pre and Post Fieldwork Lessons: Watershed Lab, NOAA Data Visualization, Plankton Study, & Developing a Watershed StoryMap
  • Preparation for Student Field Trips & Presentation of Watershed StoryMaps
  • Navigation of Program Website Resources

(Preference will be given to 7th Science Teachers and Interdisciplinary Teams, as the content is aligned to the NGSS and HCPS III Science  Standards for 7th Grade.)

Mahalo for your interest.  Contact Us for more information.
808-281-3106 or learningendeavors@gmail.com