Mānoa Heritage Center

Our 5th-graders visited the Mānoa Heritage Center today, to experience the 3.5-acre living classroom dedicated to promoting an understanding of Hawaiʻi’s cultural and natural heritage. Students participated in hands-on activities to learn about land divisions, trading and selecting resources that could be used for clothing, food, shelter and tools. They also enjoyed a garden tour, to learn about native Hawaiian plants, a heiau (a Hawaiian worship area), and the Cooke Family house that was erected in 1911 and will soon open to the public as a museum. Mahalo to Ms. Soto and Ms. Ng for coordinating, and to our parent volunteers who helped chaperone!