UHMCM News Release
University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) is proud to announce that in the Fall 2014 semester, four of our Agriculture students successfully earned a certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS) in Ecosystem Management. These students are Kristen Coelho, Patricia Pali, Kawaila Purdy and Tyson Pactol.
To earn this certificate, students must pass the Introduction to GIS as well as GIS in Ecosystem Management. Both classes required the students to collect an intense amount of localized geographic data through a computerized software and use the data for in-depth analysis, planning and mapping.
GIS is a useful skill in today’s world and frequently used in many careers.…
Kualapu`u School News Release
Kualapu`u School hosted Molokai’s first-ever 100K bike ride on Jan. 18. Twenty-four riders completed either the half- or full-length distance course that extended from Hotel Molokai to Morris Point and back, then looped around Kualapu`u and Airport Loop, to finish back at the Hotel. Two on-island bike riders participated, Will Carlson and Lydia Trinidad; one former Molokai resident returned for the ride, Amanda Han; and the rest of the bicyclists came from off-island.
The first two riders to complete the noncompetitive course were Jeffrey Ling and Bill Leach in just under three hours 10 minutes. The largest bicycling support group to participate was the Red Hot Ladies Cycling group, a Hawaii Bicycling League affiliate, led by Patricia Johnson, also of Oahu. …
By Ayda Ersoy
Makahiki is the ancient Hawaiian festival in honor of the god Lono. I love the Makahiki season – nowadays, it means fun games, seeing everyone, watching the kids’ happy faces. And food!
We definitely need to support everyone who cooks all the food for the festival. Mahalo!
Here are some tips for the Makahiki, or any time you go out to a party or a meal, on how you can still eat healthily and at the same time have fun.
First, make sure you eat well before you go, so you’re not so hungry. When you get there, everything looks and smells delicious; there’s food all around you and everyone else is eating.…
Molokai HOSA News Release
Molokai High School’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club helped stage Kualapu`u School’s inaugural Molokai Metric event last weekend by providing trained First Aid/CPR responders at each of the six aid stations on the 100-K course. Aid stations extended east from Hotel Molokai to Morris Point and back, then west to Kualapu`u, Airport Loop, and return — a total of 62 miles of road.
Luke Kikukawa served as the HOSA Club volunteer recruiter and trainer. After using a GoFundMe.com account to finance his own CPR/ First Aid Trainer Certification on Oahu, Luke returned to Molokai to provide CPR/First Aid training to the following current and former HOSA club members: Rainbow Kee, Oceana Madani, Sabrina Curtis, Kahale Ramos, Grayson Aldridge, Tanner Mosher, Geisha Nunez and Misty Parker.…
HoloHI News Release
A Hawaii educator plans to run and bike 750 miles around Hawaii in 31 days to launch school-based conservation initiative called Bottles for Change that challenges keiki to help reduce Hawaii’s plastic footprint.
A new study estimates that there are more than 250,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans around the world, destroying marine habitat and contaminating our water and food supply. Lindy Shapiro, founder of the nonprofit Bodhi Education Project on Maui, plans to take an unprecedented, coastal expedition around the Hawaiian Islands named holoHI (the Hawaiian word “holo” means to run or ride on) – kicked off before sunrise on Jan.…