Learn While Doing!
Ready? Choose A Lesson Below:
- Lesson 1: Dryland Forests.
Begin to learn what they are.
- Lesson 2: Seeing native vines. Learn shapes, patterns and three native vines.
- Lesson 3: Non-native, invasive plants. Begin to train your eyes to recognize a few non-native plants.
- Lesson 4: Can Dirt Make You Happy?
- Lesson 5: Learn about a dryland pulse rain system in Hawai`i. Includes a 10-year rainchart and activities as a pdf download.
- Lesson 6: Napua o Wao Lama. Learn about the beautiful native flowers of the dryland forest. using a mural painted by a hui of people from age 7 to 60.
- Lesson 7: Learn more about the rare flowers by coloring these drawings..
Dry Forest Resources
`A `ohe pau ka `ike i ka hālau ho`okāhi.
All knowledge is not taught in the same school
Native dryland forest of Halapepe, Ohe Makai, Lama, Anunu and Hau hele ula. © Photo courtesy of Yvonne Yarber Carter
Nāhelehele is dedicated to cultural and science education partnerships related to dryland ecosystems in Hawai'i. Our first phase of intensive web delivery is for dryland systems in South Kohala and North Kona. However, we wish to increase accessibility, networking and awareness about dryland habitat revitalization efforts throughout Hawai`i. You are invited to share your links and resources wherever you might be in Hawai'i.
Learn more about these rare Hawaiian lands by exploring the resources below:
Dryland Forest Resources—Summaries, links and downloads.
- Cultural Ecology
- Restoration Science
- Native Wildlife (flora and fauna)
- Pests, Invasives, Ungulates
- Partner Pages
- Water and the land. The Rain Follows the Forest.
- Climate Change. See the International Pacific Research Center newsletter.
Visuals and Learning Activities
- Dryland Forest Map Shows the loss of 90% to 95% of dryland habitat to non-native species.
- Videos of past Dryland Symposium Presentations beginning in 2011.
- Learn More Here & Lessons Ideas and activities for all ages. Especially set up for groups and individuals going to help in the forest! See this open resource site before going to quizzes.
- Quizzes/Activities Some of the quizzes require login and are for volunteers related to our partner forest sites. See the "Learn More Here" page before going to quizzes.
- Website Links to dryland related organizations and information
- Meet the forest plant `ohana.
- Photo Gallery