Believe it or not we saw Saturn and it's famous rings and this picture is the largest planet, Jupiter with over 60 moons. Here you can see 3 of the 4 biggest moons. We could also see the well known bands that run around Jupiter with the 12 inch Telescope pictured below. All the Astronomy equipment was generously shared with us by Maureen Salmi, and the Keck Observatory, which is the largest telescope in the world!! We also had the ever reliable Andrew Unger from the West Hawaii Astronomy Club and two new volunteers from Keck, John Pelletier and his wife, Stephanie Pickett.
The Campout also consisted of a Family Walking Moai on the upper field, a read to your parents activity, a sing along station, and a beautiful Pasta dinner...For Free! Once all the activities were completed students and family members could go get s'mores at the campfire and then relax for a movie, which was projected out on our lower field.
Big Mahalo's to all who contributed and helped support this event and we are already looking forward to next year.
Do you have a passion for the environment? Do you want a job that makes a difference? Honaunau Elementary School is hiring a part-time Garden Assistant. Our school garden is a place of endless opportunity to inspire and educate the youth of our community in an outdoor setting. The garden program is well-established and seeking a dedicated staff member to assist with teaching project based lessons, garden maintenance, grant writing, and community outreach.
This position is 12 to 17 hours per week.
Experience working with children required
Ability to pass background check
Agriculture or gardening experience required
Grant writing experience preferred
Early-childhood or elementary education experience preferred
Bachelor's degree preferred
STEM degree preferred and/or experience teaching STEM preferred
Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching Certificate preferred.
Position responsibilities include:
Assisting and leading garden lessons
Teaching lessons on Fridays during school year
Seeking out and applying for grant funding
Routine garden maintenance, weed whacking ability preferred
Lifting, digging, planting, working in the sun, etc.
Reaching out to community partners
Availability for summer garden maintenance and a summer garden program
Participation Saturday events 2-4 times throughout the year
Compensation: Hourly rate based on qualifications.
To apply, please submit a one page resume and 1-2 paragraphs on your experience and why you are interested in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org via email. Contact Principle Noreen Kunitomo at 808-328-2727.