Applications available for environmental summer program

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Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

This summer the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo provides three different one-week environmental day camps for Hawaiʻi Island high school students. The application deadline is May 17.

East Hawaiʻi students entering grades 9 – 12 this fall are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Mānowai o Hanakahi summer program. This year’s program focuses on exposure to Hawaiʻi’s regions while participants develop skills used in data collection for ecological monitoring, spatial analysis and data visualization. Applicants can select from:

• June 10 - 14 Mālama Mauna Kea: discover landscapes, native ecosystems and the origins of our water

• June 24 - 28 Mālama Kīlauea: encounter lavaflows and discover the relationship between life and lava

• July 22 - 26, Mālama ke Kai: become familiar with coral tidepools and the delicate ecosystems they support

Applicants may apply for one or all camps. For more information, visit or contact Erika Perry at 933-0707 or

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