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Article:

Left High and Dry? Attempting to Restore a Tropical Dry Forest in Hawaii


This article is from Issue Hawaii Pacific Islands - Vol. 16 No. 1.

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The Ka‘ūpūlehu dry forest is located on the leeward size of the island of Hawai‘i. The forest land is owned by Kamehameha Schools, which is dedicated to preserving traditional Hawaiian culture through education. This forest, like most tropical dry forests, was in danger of being lost as a native ecosystem. With the help of scientists, a group of people began trying to restore the dry forest.

 

Welcome to the Hawai'i-Pacific Islands edition

Note to Educators

Cultural Essay Lesson Plan

Reflection Section Answer Guide

 

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Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Climate

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Natural hazards (F)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Populations, resources and environments (F)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure of the earth system (D)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)