PK-12 Education

Announcements

COVID-19 Advisory

July 23, 2020

Until further notice, in-person field trips are suspended, but we are hoping to accommodate small groups later in the year as the situation develops. We will be offering virtual resources throughout the year. Check this page for updates.

If you would like to receive email updates about in-person field trips and virtual resources, fill out our Google form: Email List – K12 Field Trip Updates – SY 2020-21.

Please feel free to call us with questions, special requests, or suggestions for content: 808-988-0461. We welcome your input! We can also be reached at educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com. Please understand that we may not be able to accommodate every request, but we will do our best.

We look forward to connecting with you virtually and providing resources for your classroom. We hope everyone in your community is able to stay safe, engaged, and connected. A Hui Hou Kākou… Until we meet again!


Announcements: digital resource bundles

3rd Grade Digital Resources Bundle now available

February 8, 2021

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The Lyon Arboretum Education Department is excited to announce our Amazing Adaptations Digital Resources Bundle is now available. This bundle features materials to help students and teachers explore adaptations that let plants survive in different habitats in our islands.

Our resources are place-based and all proceeds support Lyon Arboretum’s education and outreach programs.

For more information, check out the Amazing Adaptations Digital Resources page. Mahalo nui loa for your support!

Middle- and High School Native Plants Bundle now available (web exclusive)

January 14, 2021

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The Lyon Arboretum Education Department is excited to announce that our brand-new Endemic Endeavors (Native Plants) Digital Resources Bundle is now available. This all-new offering is designed for middle- and high school students explore the native plants of Hawaiʻi and grapple with a real-world conservation issue with our historical debate activity.

This digital bundle is a place-based way to delve into the unique flora of our islands and the challenges our native species face. Our resources are place-based, and all proceeds go to support Lyon Arboretum’s education and outreach programs.

For more information, check out the Endemic Endeavors (Native Plants) Digital Resources Bundle page. Mahalo nui loa for your support!

2nd Grade Digital Resources Bundle now available

January 8, 2021

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The Lyon Arboretum Education Department is pleased to announce that our new Plants and Friends Digital Resources Bundle is available. “Plants and Friends” is our Grade 2 field trip which explores plant-animal interactions in pollination and seed dispersal.

The digital bundle is a way to bring our seed dispersal lab activity into your classroom, whether it’s in person or online. Our resources are place-based and all proceeds support Lyon Arboretum’s education and outreach programs.

For more information, check out the Plants and Friends Digital Resources page. Mahalo nui loa for your support!

1st Grade Digital Resources Bundle now available

October 14, 2020

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The Lyon Arboretum Education Department is pleased to announce that our new Sort It Out Digital Resources Bundle is available. “Sort It Out” is our Grade 1 field trip, which explores the concept of trait variation in plants. The digital bundle is a way to bring our ti leaf traits activity into your classroom, whether it’s in person or online. Students will practice recognizing similarities and differences using a familiar, local plant: ti!

For more information, check out the Sort It Out Digital Resources Bundle page. Mahalo nui loa to all our teachers for their work with our keiki!


Announcements: free online resources

Teacher and Student Resources now available online

Aloha teachers! We are pleased to share our new Teacher and Student Resources page. We have collected a variety of resources from around the web–as well as some from our own office–to share with you. The page is set up so you can navigate by grade level. It is still under development–we will continue to add more resources as we find them–so check back with it from time to time.

If you have any topics or other ideas for improvement, we welcome them. You can email us your feedback at educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com

In addition, we are still interested in making videos for teachers and students. We could do a Q&A, a demo, and we’re looking into other ways to offer a virtual tour. (We have already added a virtual tour of our Ethnobotanical Garden that highlights native and canoe plants.) Please let us know your thoughts and preferences!

Thank you for your dedication! Best wishes for you, your loved ones, and your students.

 


Contact the Lyon Arboretum Education Department

Lyon Arboretum Education Department
Email: educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com
Phone: (808)988-0461
Office Hours: 7:15am*-4:00pm Monday-Friday
*Please note that we are typically out of the office between 8:30 am-12:30 pm conducting our daily field trips.


If you need any assistance accessing information on this page or our forms, please contact us directly: (808) 988-0461 or educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com.