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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Student Water Quality Monitoring Program
ASO Log No.: 99-070
Start/End Date: November 1999 through December 2001
Federal Funds: $220,000.00
Matching Funds: $146,550.00
Contractor: Colleen Murakami
Hawaii State Department of Education
Office of Accountability and School Instructional Support
School Renewal Group
189 Lunalilo Home Road, 2nd Floor, D-25
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: 808-394-1348
Fax: 808-394-1304
There is a lack of a model strategy for citizens, including Hawaii’s youth, to address water quality issues. The students in our community do not possess the inquiry, thinking skills, and knowledge needed to resolve water quality issues and to practice environmental stewardship.
Objectives/Goals: To create a feeling of responsibility for the environment to reduce nonpoint source pollution by improving delivery of instruction to schools by developing a water quality monitoring training program for teachers.
Methods Employed: Although workshops took place throughout FY 01, the teacher’s strike in April 2001 forced several workshops to be cancelled. Partnerships have been established with the Waikiki Aquarium and the University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant Extension Service. The Hawaii Watershed website database continues to be upgraded with visualization technology. The project has produced a base of Master Cadre teachers who will provide future workshops beyond the scope of this project.
Pollutants of Concern: Not applicable
Watershed: Not applicable
Size of Project: Statewide
Affected Water Bodies: Not applicable
Deliverables: Water monitoring training program curriculum


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