A’ohe pau ka ‘ike I ka halau ho’okahi!
While this phrase may seem foreign to many of us non-native Hawaiians, translated it means “All knowledge is not taught in one school.” Otter Valley Union High School continually engages students in problem solving and learning through a variety of means- from our Moosalamoo program (an ecological course that combines traditional academics with real life and environmental applications through field studies) and our out-of-state field trips, from NYC and Boston to Europe and Latin America.
This year, our Otter community is introducing a new tradition by offering our students a chance to travel to experience both college life and real, hands-on fieldwork in geology, astronomy and marine biology.
Paring with the University of Hawaii, in Hilo, 20 OV students will travel to Hawaii in April 2016. Participants are students that range from 9-12th grade and have expressed a strong interest in science, a commitment to learning and are open to new and exciting cultural experiences. The Edventure program is a multiday science program that consists of college-like lectures in the morning and the opportunity to work on labs in real-life situations in the afternoon/evening.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP: Our students come from a diverse background, many of whom are from socioeconimically disadvantaged homes. This opportunity would, most likely, be a once in a lifetime trip and allow our students to experience new cultures, a new state, college life and awesome science up close and personal. The price per student will be around $4000.00 which is a big stretch for most of our families. Some of our familes have two students who'd benefit from such an adventure- which would significantly burden them financially.
That $4000.00 covers:
1. All airfare
2. All lodging
3. All meals and snacks, including beverages
4. All classroom resources and field instructors
5. All enrichment programs, cutural opportunities and park entrances.