As part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, Pacific Historic Parks Education Specialist Jovannalyn Mafnas and National Park Service Lead Ranger Brooke Nevitt are reaching out to all fourth grade teachers and students in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Continue reading Every Kid in a Park
Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service recently won the People’s Choice Award at the first annual UnderWater World Tasi Conservation Expo, held Oct. 1. Continue reading Guam Program Wins People’s Choice Award
Kalaupapa National Historical Park (NHP) lies on a peninsula at the bottom of sheer cliffs, with the Pacific Ocean bordering three sides, and is situated along the northern coast of Molokai. It is included in Kalawao County, which has a long-standing restriction against entry for anyone under the age of 16. This creates a hurdle for the park to overcome in order to satisfy the Every Kid in a Park initiative as well as include young students in our centennial celebrations. Continue reading Bringing the Park to the Keiki of Molokai
Photos from educational summer activities at War in the Pacific National Monument, American Memorial Park and WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Continue reading Summer at the Park
In June, students from UHWO, led by Dr. William Belcher, headed into the former site of Hawaii’s largest and longest-operating internment and POW camp during World War II. Continue reading Honouliuli National Monument Summer Field School
ParkEDU, a program funded entirely by Pacific Historic Parks, engaged a total of 29,568 students from 536 schools and youth groups this past school year. Continue reading ParkEDU Update
For many students that can’t come to Hawaii to visit the hallowed grounds of Pearl Harbor, the National World War II Museum (NWWIIM) in New Orleans is preparing to launch a virtual classroom experience in their museum on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Fieldtrip!
“Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” — the theme for the 75th Commemoration — is even more powerful when you consider today’s younger generation and the Greatest Generation coming together one last time during this national event as a once in a lifetime education opportunity. Continue reading A Once-in-a-Lifetime Education Opportunity