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 your students to measure the salinity of the different types of water found along the walk.
- The Waters of Kaloko-Honokohau Self-Guided Nature Walk Booklet
- The Water of Kāne – Audio recording of an ancient Hawaiian chant about water
- The Water of Kāne Oli – Text and group activity
- Teacher Feedback Survey
- Electrical Conductivity Backpack
- Kaloko-Honokōhau 3D Paper Model – This simple paper model depicts the underground interaction of freshwater and saltwater in three dimensions.
- Anchialine Pools STEM Kit
- School Water Budget STEM Kit
- Disappearing ʻOpae ʻula (red shrimp) This Science Nation video is a nice extension that talks about the native shrimp species that live in the anchialine pools.
- Kaloko-Honokōhau Reference Materials
Park Contact for checking out the classroom set of booklets: https://www.nps.gov/kaho/contacts.htm
For more information, contact: Andrew Warnock