Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. The park mission is to “protect, study, and provide access to Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world’s most active volcanoes; and perpetuate endemic Hawaiian ecosystems and the traditional Hawaiian culture connected to these landscapes.”
The goal of the education program is to connect K-12 students with the park mission. Local Hawaiian schools follow Common Core State and Next Generation Science Standards, but they also incorporate Hawaiʻi specific HĀ outcomes. These outcomes are meant to instill a sense of belonging to the special place of Hawaiʻi. The two new curricula will align with these standards, link scientific and cultural inquiries, and enable students to learn and be inspired by their home.
This position is offered through the National Park Service's Mosaics in Science Internship Program in partnership with Environment for the Americas.