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Join the world for EARTH HOUR 2013 on March 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Around the world millions of people in hundreds of countries shut off their lights to show their support for global climate change awareness. Take action by showing your support for a better future. See this year’s official Earth Hour 2013 video.
What will you do?
Want to learn more about Earth Hour 2013, click HERE.
This past weekend 21 fifth graders represented Kamehameha Schools Kula Ha`aha`a in the 5th Annual Solar Boat Regatta sponsored by HELCO held at Hilo Intermediate School. Here students from schools from around the Big Island competed in racing their solar boats. It took about two hours to get all the boat raced. The top 10 in each racing category did a final race to determine the overall winners. Congratulations to all the schools and students who participated in this wonderful event.
I especially want to congratulate our 21 students for a wonderful job representing our school. Though the students were not successful in winning any individual awards, such as most creative, best engineering and design or best report, they did earn the Judge’s Choice Award for Community Contributor. This award I feel embraces the true essence of this year’s fifth grade class. Please watch the video as the organizer describes our students.
Also, check out a short video of the solar boat regatta. Mahalo nui to Mia’s mom, Carrie, for taking the group pictures throughout the regatta. As well as all the many parents who came to support our students. MAHALO!!
Are you interested in learning more about fishing or sailing? Want to try it out? Well, our high school seniors, Kaula Pilago, Pomai Racpan, and Crispin Nakoa will be conducting a workshop on fishing and sailing. Join them as they share their passion for fishing and sailing. All supplies will be provided. Please bring food, beach clothes and a GREAT attitude for learning and experiencing.
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Place: Kūhio Bay, Hilo, Hawai`i
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This year’s ho`olaulea event will be on Saturday, May 5, 2012 on the Kamehameha Schools grounds between the middle school and elementary school. There will be entertainment, food, crafts, silent auctions, games, and more. Hope to see you there.
SOLAR OVEN CHALLENGE
Objective: Cook the mystery item using your own creative solar oven. Bring your completed solar oven and any supplies you may need to the ho`olaulea, register, cook and be judged. Winners to receives prizes as well as the title of the Aluminum Chef Challenge. This competition is open to students and their `ohana from around the island.
Location: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Middle School
- 8:30 am registration
- 9 am “SECRET” ingredient to cook
- 9 – 12 cooking time
- 12 – 12:30 judging and winners announced
For more information and for registration please contact Mr. Floro at email@example.com
Attached is a pdf flyer regarding the event. Click SolarOvenChallenge to download the flyer. Please register by May 1, 2012.
Want to learn more about solar ovens? Visit Solar Oven Society.
Here’s a short video about the elements needed to build a solar oven and different models. These models are all manufactured commercially, however, you can make solar ovens out of aluminum foil, saran wrap, and pizza or shoe or any cardboard box.
Kumu Crabbe is working everyday with the haumana to prepare them for the May Day program next week. Please join Kula Ha`aha`a on Frirday, April 27, 2012. The program should start around 8:30 a.m.
Here’s a preview of some of the performances to come.
Every last Saturday of March, billions of people around the world voluntarily participate in turning off their lights as a symbol to show their support for global climate change and the protection of the planet. The inaugural Earth Hour started in 2007 in the city of Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million people participating. It quickly gained international headlines and brought to the forefront the issues and concerns of global climate change. Four years later in 2011, more than 18 billion people in over a 130 countries participated in this simple gesture of support to making global climate change a priority.
I’ve participated in this voluntary action for 3 years and since then I’ve showcased it to my students. It is my hope that they too will participate in Earth Hour as they become more aware of how important it is to protect the planet. It is my hope that by sharing this event with them they will share it with their families. Hopefully taking in interest in participating as well. So I was so excited when I got an email from a parent saying that they participated this year. Second grader Kacelyn and her family participate in Earth Hour 2012. Kacelyn and her family lit candles during the hour and had a nice family night together. Mahalo to Kacelyn and her family for participating in this year’s Earth Hour.
The count down for Earth Hour 2013 has already started. It will be on March 30, 2013 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Want to learn more about Earth Hour? Check on the following resources.
Follow on Twitter: @earthhour
Facebook: Earth Hour
Want to learn more about what is Earth Hour? Click here to learn more about it.
Leave me a comment on what will you and your family do on March 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm?
Do you love to write poetry or short stories? How about creating artwork with color pencils, markers, or or other art supplies? Do you love whales too?
Well, why don’t you participate in the 2012 Humpback Whale Month Ocean Contest by submitting your work to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. They are currently accepting entries for their 2012 contest.
All entries are due by 12:00 noon on March 15, 2012.
See the attached flyer below for more details.
Want to learn more about humpback whales?
Tonight, Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo, Justin Viezbicke will present information about the humpback whales. He’ll share about the whales behavior, their anatomy and the threats to these majestic creatures.
This event is free to the public and is from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tonight is the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower. The meteor shower can be seen in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. So Hawai`i will have great views….that is if the skies are clear. Find a spot that is clear from any street or building lights, lay back and watch the sky fill up with streaks of luminescent streaks.
I really hope that it is clear at my place in Waiakea Uka. I don’t have too many lights around, just need clear skies. Let me know me know if you watch and what you thought about it. Take a picture of you and your family outside start gazing and I’ll post it up on the blog.
Cheers, Mrs. Chang
Want to learn more about Perseids Meteor Shower, here are some resources below.
(free workshop for students in grades 2-8, accompanied by parents)
*also teachers of any grade level or subject are encouraged to register and attend
FEST=Families Exploring Science Together
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 5:45-8:00 p.m.
Location: `Imiloa Astronomy Center, Moanahoku Hall
•Design and construct your own BrushBot
•Learn about the science of BrushBots
•Compete in BrushBotSpeed Racing and Sumo Tournaments and win a FridgeBot
–receive an energy ball, diffraction glasses and a brushbot kit, all
valued at $14
•Find out about the Hawai`i scholastic robotics programs and the upcoming Hawai`i Island Robotics Academy (robotics camp)
*Science demonstrations by Science is Fun, Dale Olive
Eligibility: students in grades 3-8, each child accompanied by a parent
Presented by the award winning Waiakea High Robotics Club (Dale Olive, Mr. Science is Fun, and Waiakea Robotics Club members), Future Flight Hawai`i/Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium (Art and Rene Kimura)
Sponsored by the Waiakea High Robotics Club, the Thirty Meter Telescope, the Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium, and the Robotics Organizing Committee
Pre registration required. Limited enrollment.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org(include name of student, grade level, school attending, name of parent attending); each participant must bring his/her own AAA battery; an email confirmation will be sent to all registered participants.
Tonight, Saturday, March 27, 2010 billions of people around the world will demonstrate they care about global climate change and want to do something about it. They will be turning off their lights for ONE HOUR. I hope that you and your family will participate in EARTH HOUR tonight from 8:30-9:30 pm.
Leave me a comment on what you think about this global event. Here are some questions to ask yourself about this event:
- Would you want to participate in this event?
- What would you do if you turned off all your lights?
- Watching the videos, how do you feel seeing billions of people around the world participate in EARTH HOUR?
Want to learn more about EARTH HOUR, please click here.
Check out the videos about EARTH HOUR 2009. It’s very inspiring to be a part of a global statement. Please join!
Thank you to Kumu Lee for a wonderful Jump for Heart event. Just take a look at students in K-2 as they jump for a wonderful cause. More pictures and a video to come in the future.
Shuttle crew of STS-128 will have to wait another day before lifting off. Their launch has been canceled for now until they can fix a problem with the fill-and-drain valve on the shuttle. Better safe and check then an accident.
If you want to keep up with what is happening you can do so on NASA Tv. I was watching all last night. They are 6 hours ahead of Hawaii time. They were suppose to launch around 1:10 am eastern time, which is around 6:10 pm Hawaii time. I’ll be keeping watch for the updated new launch time.
Go to the NASA web page. Look for the Multimedia section on the top and then drag down to NASA Tv. Then there’s a screen that should come on your web page that has a commentator and video of what’s happening as it gets closer to launch time.
Enjoy! I know I’ll be keeping post.
Cheers, Ms. Chang