Laie Elementary Big Island Volcano Trip - Laie, HI

by Laie Elementary
Activity Type: Hiking
Region: Pacific West

We take our students to the Big Island for a week to learn about Hawaiian History and the Volcano National Park.

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Please describe your project in more detail.

The children have the opportunity to travel to the Big Island for a week long learning experience. This is a culminating learning and "Every Kid in the Park" experience for our 4th grade Hawaiian History studies and science program. By taking our students to the Big Island they are able to learn, appreciate, and experience the causes and effects of actions that transpired in early Hawaii.

Giving each student the opportunity to walk in the footsteps taken by historical figures, allows them to see and feel for themselves the challenges and understand decisions made.

Seeing the places tied to early Hawaiian culture such as the Pu’uhonua, the city of refuge, volcanoes, and Kilauea Iki Crater (We hike through a crater)gives students a personal tie to the land and feel for the cultural connection our early Hawaiian ancestors felt with the land. The students will benefit from this learning experience by physically walking through the very places they have studied in their textbooks.

They will be able to tie the landscapes, the imagery, and even the historical sights through actually being there. The children will be able to see places in which events of legends took place, and develop a better understanding of how the past influences the present. Here they have the opportunity to see and learn first-hand Hawaiian history.

This has been a successful program; which has blessed the lives of many children over the past twenty years. Over time, our travel expenses for our field trip have increased to the point where we are hard pressed to cover them. Parents provide for these expenses but, this has proven taxing for them and we are limited to the amounts that we can request of them.   The money we are requesting would be cover the cost for students that wouldn't normally be able to afford it.   It would also be to help pay for transportation and lodging for all students.    

How many kids (grades K-8) will be directly engaged in this project?

100 students

What is the name or school district associated with the project?

Laie Elementary School