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Books and DVDs

Flowing to the Sea
Companion Book and DVD
Grades 4-6

In full-color with Hawaiian translation, Flowing to the Sea, the children's book, features Brian and Nicole discovering the magical stream connection as a mysterious ball leads them on a journey of understanding the water cycle, life cycles of native Hawaiian stream life, and the ways that we can care for our streams and near-shore environments.

The 23 minute companion DVD includes footage of Hawaiian streams and wetlands and their native inhabitants and features popular island musician, Jerry Santos.

In the Middle of the Sea
DVD, Grades 4-6
Honorable Mention, 1992
American Film and Video Festival

Brian and Nicole try to solve an educational riddle at their computer. When they hit their escape key, they are taken on a magical journey through vegetation zones on a Hawaiian mountain where they discover why Hawaii harbors such a rich diversity of life. This 18 minute DVD includes footage of rare Hawaiian plants and animals.

We All Need the Forest
DVD, Grades 4-6
Ike Pono Silver Award, 1989
International Television Association

A boy goes to the rainforest in search of three plants for his ailing grandfather and meets a mysterious forest guardian who teaches him about lokahi (balance in nature), hoololi (change) and malama (taking care), and about the essential role of rainforest as watershed cover and habitat. The 18 minute DVD features footage of Hawaiian streams and rainforest plants and animals.

A Walk Into the Past
A self-guided walk in Kamananui Valley on Oahu. This easy-to-carry field guide is keyed to numbered stops on an easy dirt trail through beautiful and historical Kamananui Valley in Moanalua.

You can purchase MGF's books and videos from either the MGF Store or using our mail-in/fax order form. You may also place a telephone order.

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