Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Cultural and Environmental Education in Hawaii
1352 Pineapple Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-1754
Phone: (808) 839-5334; Fax (808) 839-3658


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U.S. Geological Survey/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The most current updates on eruptions of our active volcanoes and lots of historical data from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Hawaii Center for Volcanology
A cooperative effort of research and teaching scientists within Hawaii providing information about Hawaiian volcanoes.

From Hawaii Space Grant College
Gelatin Volcanoes
: A popular hands-on activity useful in demonstrating the formation of dikes in a shield volcano.

View of Mauna Loa from Chain of Craters Road


Hawaii History
A comprehensive and well-organized web site about the natural, cultural, and social history of Hawaii.

Virtually Hawaii
View parts of Hawaii from space and the air with an interactive educational component emphasizing geology.

Hawaii Climate and Weather
The National Weather Service Weather Forecast including links to educational resources for classroom teachers.

Hawaiian Streams
Information from the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources about geology, native animals, alien species, cultural importance, and protection of Hawaiian streams.

Overview of Hawaii and the Pacific
A comprehensive article that is part of a major publication by the U.S. Geological Survey titled The Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources. This is not light reading, but highly informative for those interested.

Earth Observatory
NASA site filled with images and information about the atmosphere, land, and oceans.

NOAA Educational Resources for Teachers and Students
Access to the many publications produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission

Plants and Animals

Hawaii Biological Survey
Find access to the endangered and threatened species web site for Hawaii maintained by Bishop Museum.

Enchanted Lake Elementary School's Award-Winning Site
A kid-friendly site devoted to information about endangered species in Hawaii.

USFWS Endangered and Threatened Species
Search for a list of endangered Hawaiian species on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species site.

Botany Department, University of Hawaii
A good source for lists of native plants with pictures.

How to Plant a Native Hawaiian Garden
An on-line handbook.

Polynesian Introduced Plants
Descriptions of plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesian voyagers.

Hawaii Coral Reef Network
A comprehensive site on many aspects of coral reef ecology and conservation as well as information about coral reef and marine organisms.

Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and Seals
Hawaii's Marine Life: A Course of Study
from Earthtrust.

Green Sea Turtles
Feature articles by Susan Scott for the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Turtle Trax
A fun, kid-friendly site with interesting information and data on sea turtles.

Monk Seals Make Movies
article by Susan Scott for Honolulu Star Bulletin.

alae keokeo

Humans and the Environment

University of Hawaii Manoa Malama i ka Aina
UH Manoa College of Education and teachers work together to develop standards based, K-12 science curricula that integrates traditional Hawaiian and modern environmental practices for teachers of Hawaiian or Part Hawaiian students.

Malama Hawaii
A broad coalition of groups and individuals sharing a mission to support each other in taking care of the environment and culture of Hawaii.

Environment Hawaii
A monthly newsletter considered to be one of the most important sources of news on environmental issues in Hawaii.

Hawaii Ecosystems at Risk
This site specifically addresses the alien species problem in Hawaii.

Operation Miconia
According to Dr. Ray Fosberg of the Smithsonian Institute, "[Miconia] is the one plant that could really destroy the native forest of Hawaii." Find out what is being done to control this alien species in Hawaii here.

Feral Mammals, Hunting and Native Ecosystems
A site with information about large introduced mammals in Hawaii, their impact on native ecosystems, and the complexities surrounding conservation and hunting interests.

Alien Species
A comprehensive, on-line information system about invasive species nation wide with information on some of Hawaii's most "unwanteds" like the brown tree snake.

Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter

The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii

Polynesian Voyaging Society
Includes educational resources on voyaging and documents current activities and sails of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea.

Expedition to the NW Hawaiian Islands
An expedition to study and map coral reef resources of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
A state-wide network that brings together taro/grassroots groups working to protect Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) traditional cultural practices and the environment. Kahea involves traditional practitioners including kumu hula, environmental activists and others concerned about Hawaii's future.

Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species
CGAPS is a multi-agency partnership to coodinatoe more effective protection for Hawaii's economy, environment, health, and way of life from harmful alien pests.

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi
A nonprofit group created by Hawaiians who recognize that Hawaii's unique native plants, animals and ecosystems represent a vital cultural resource in danger of extinction.

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"Mahalo MGF" 4th grader

hiking through Pepeopae bog on Molokai

hiking Kamakou, Molokai


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revised 11 May 2006
Hawaiian diacriticals have been intentionally omitted.