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ENV Teams Up With Waipahu High, State Agencies for Educational Event


         The City and County of Honoluluís Department of Environmental Services and other state agencies are conducting the 5th Annual Wetland Field Day at Pouhala Marsh and Kapakahi Stream Tuesday, September 23.

         More than 120 10th graders and teachers from Waipahu High School are projected to  participate in event from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

         Other partners with the City include the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, state Department of Agriculture Pesticides Branch, Soil and Conservation District, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bishop Museum.

         Waipahu H.S. teachers Sherry Tenn (biology), Terry Oshiro (social studies) and Deli Oania (English) are using a multi-disciplinary approach to connect classroom lessons on the characteristics and benefits of wetlands and other subjects.

         Students will be broken up into groups rotating through four hands-on science stations.  Environmental specialists from each agency will demonstrate field activities relating to water, endangered waterfowl, wetland plants and soils to increase awareness of stream and wetland protection.

         This event corresponds with the Cityís 5th Annual Waipahu Make-A-Difference Day/Adopt-A-Stream cleanup Saturday, October 4, from 8:30-11 a.m., which estimates more than 200 participants. 



Iwalani Sato, 780-8872

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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