Category Archives: Connecting with Natural Environments

With two projects, POM beautifies Manono Campus

The Planning, Operations and Maintenance Department at Hawai’i Community College has been working on two projects adjacent to the walkway that leads between buildings 387 and 388 on the Manono Campus. Above is a garden that William Rodrigues-Kaiwa (pictured at … Continue reading

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Spring volunteer opportunities announced for Kamoleao

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Students travel island for geography course

      Aloha! Many of our students devoted themselves to the well-being of a myriad of beloved places on Hawai‘i Island this Fall 2012 semester through direct connections with and tangible contributions to those places. Students enrolled in Geography … Continue reading

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With imu, HawCC students welcome season of Makahiki

A slight chill now cools the air, the first snows have graced the summit of Mauna Kea, and the familiar seasonal moisture has restored Hilo to its showery grandeur. Indeed the traditional season of Makahiki has arrived, heralding the coming … Continue reading

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HawCC students help keep the ‘aina clean

Hawai’i Community College students in Kumu E. Kalani Flores’ Hawai’i Island Trail Culture class in West Hawai’i made a difference on Saturday, Oct. 27 by picking up two truckloads of rubbish near the top of Waikoloa Road. This was done … Continue reading

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Connecting to Hawaii’s Environment: Pu‘u Kali‘u, Kaiholena-Punalu‘u, Puanui-Pu‘u Kehena

By Drew Kapp Nearly every Saturday this semester, students from Drew Kapp’s geography classes (face-to-face and online) at Hawai‘i Community College have joined forces with his UH-Hilo geography class to journey to different wahi pana of Hawai‘i Island. They learn … Continue reading

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HawCC Connects with Youth at Kamoleao This Summer

The Hawaii Community College (HawCC) Kamoleao Laulima Community Resource Center in Pana`ewa is a college & community project funded by Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through its Office of University Partnership to assist Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities.  The … Continue reading

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Hamakua Springs – Social Science 111

by Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, Social Sciences Hamakua Springs Photo:  Social Science 111 – Humanity, Society and Technology was the featured class of  The Middle College Arts Program at the Keaau Youth Business Center (KYBC) for the Spring 2011.  Students from Kua O … Continue reading

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Kamoleao in Panaʻewa

By Donnalyn Kalei, Asst. Professor – Administration of Justice & Substance Abuse Counseling In celebration of HawCC’s 70 anniversary, I uploaded a video on Youtube to showcase the service learning of students, faculty, community and inmate volunteers working at Kamoleao from Nov. 2009 and April 2011. … Continue reading

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Mahalo for the 23rd Annual Earth Fair

by Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers, Biological Sciences Earth Day Fair 2011 was wonderful! This was our 23rd year and the students, staff and faculty all rose to the occasion. It was bigger and better than ever and a great educational success. Twelve … Continue reading

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Marine Debris Clean-Up in Kāu: Geography Class “Earth Rangers!”

by Drew Kapp – Lecturer, Geography & Environmental Studies In the ongoing tradition of giving back to the environment of Hawai‘i, students from Drew Kapp’s geography classes – described by one participant as “earth rangers” – participated in a marine … Continue reading

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Ag Students’ Service Project Beautifies Campus by Christopher Jacobsen, Agriculture

Students of the ATE, Agriculture Program, Tropical Landscape Horticulture class collaborated with Planning, Operation and Maintenance to develop and install a small landscape design on campus.  This project created a great real-world learning opportunity for the students.  They were able … Continue reading

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HawCC Middle College at Spirit Farm, by Trina Nahm-Mijo, Psychology Instructor

Hawaiʻi Community College Middle College students at “Spirit Farm” located at Umauma on the Big Island do sustainability project-based learning, which earns them dual credit (high school and college) in an award-winning program.  Besides academic credit, they learn workforce development … Continue reading

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Nā Pua Noʻeau – Kalaemanō: The Shark Point

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Earth Fair 2011

By:  Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers (Earth Fair Coordinator) Hawaii Community College 23 rd Annual EARTH FAIR Friday April 15th, 2011 from  9 AM – 4PM.  Upper Campus: Library Lanai, Campus Center plaza and other venues TBA COME ONE! COME ALL!  It’s the … Continue reading

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Ambassador Project “Greens” Kona ‘Aina

By Dr. Richard Steven, History Participants in the UH-West Hawaiʻi Ambassador Program, working on the “frontiers of science” in how to restore the almost-extinct lowland dry forest, have brought “green” back to once-verdant Puʻu ‘Oʻo in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Ka ʻUmeke o Hina

By Blossom Pualani Lincoln, Instructor Click on to view article in itʻs entirety

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Summer Institute by Nā Pua Noʻeau

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Attaining High Skills at Hawai‘i Community College

By Pacific News Bytes – Summer 2010 Pacific Center For Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) Great things are happening at the Electronics Technology Program at Hawai‘i Community College. Students are learning design concepts and principles of hydrogen fuel cell systems, enhanced … Continue reading

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Free eWaste Disposal In October

By David Lassner, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Officer of University of Hawaii UHH will be hosting another major FREE statewide eWaste disposal program on October 27-30. You will be able to dispose of your personal as well … Continue reading

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