TOURS FOR EDUCATORS
Customized tours are available for educators (teachers and administrators) interested in designing challenge-based learning experiences for students. Classroom and on-board professional development (PD) centered on urban ecology and project-based learning facilitated by Cindie Ogata, M.Ed. Lesson mapping and classroom resources included.
Special events to be announced.
With EcoVentures Hawai‘i, you will explore the islands through a unique lens shared by sustainability experts and practitioners. Accompanying your site visits, an on-board educator and/or guest speaker will preface each location with important information to help you gain a better understanding of the connection between people and nature and how we can become better stewards of the environment.
TOURS FOR COMPANIES
How can companies overcome barriers that prevent them from integrating sustainability into everyday operations? Start with the individual and focus on personal attitudinal and behavioral shifts. See what some local companies are doing to take a leading role in environmental stewardship and global responsibility.
"That was the best experience I've ever had! It was educational to learn about sustainability and how we can bring that into our lives and classrooms." ~ Honolulu Educator
GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
Green Series: 2 field days (8:30am to 3:00pm) plus additional 2-hr action workshop for large groups. Includes unique culinary experiences and transportation (air-conditioned motorcoach) to/from designated pick up point. Exclusive hands-on activities for participants at featured sites. All site visits are prefaced with on-board urban ecology lecture series by featured professional educators and/or local experts. Curricular resources available for educators.
Day Tours: Includes 1 field day, guided educational tour, activity and unique culinary experience.
Located in lush Waimanalo, this 5-acre farm and nearby restaurant, ‘Ai Love Nalo Cafe, demonstrate systems managment in sustainability. Meet local experts and practitioners who share thier ideas about high-tech, high-touch implementation strategies to address economic, social/cultural and ecological challenges.
Learn about soilless agriculture (i.e., hydroponics, aquaponics) and the science-backed research driving Mari's Gardens in Mililani – the largest commercial sustainable farm in Hawai‘i.
Visit Honolulu's best kept secret – the Honolulu Botanical Gardens. Managed and maintained by the City & County of Honolulu, these 5 urban forest resources provide essential benefit to human health and environmental quality.
Learn about native ecosystems, habitats and stewardship efforts at Kualoa Ranch. Stretching across three ahupua‘a, the Ranch offers unique environmental experiences for all.