Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park in Hawaiʻi is an ideal place to learn about the interactions between groundwater and surface water. We have developed a self-guided walk that teaches you about why freshwater is such a precious resource. The guide is suitable for 4th through 12th grade students, home schoolers, and life long learners. The park has a classroom set of booklets for loan, or they can be purchased at the visitor center. Teachers can extend the learning by borrowing the Electrical Conductivity Backpack that allows students to measure the salinity of the different types of water found along the walk.
Waters of Kaloko-Honokōhau Nature Walk Resources
- The Waters of Kaloko-Honokōhau Self-Guided Nature Walk Booklet
- The Waters of Kāne – an audio recording of an ancient Hawaiian chant about water
- The Waters of Kāne Oli – text and group activity
Other Useful Resources
- Disappearing ʻOpae ʻula (red shrimp)
- Anchialine Pools STEM Kit
- Kaloko-Honokōhau 3D Paper Model
- Waters of Kāne Dice Game
- Waters of Kāne Clever Catch Ball
- Electrical Conductivity Backpack
- Schoolyard Water Budget STEM Kit
- Kaloko-Honokōhau Reference Materials
Borrowing the Waters of Kaloko-Honokōhau Booklets
Kona, Hawaiʻi Educators should contact the park to make arrangements. To help us evaluate the usefulness of this activity, please complete the Educator Feedback Survey after returning the supplies to the park.
For more information about this activity, contact Andrew Warnock.