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Mrs. Ochoa-Bardwell from Pahoa HI is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Our Home & History

My students need the opportunity to explore their island and its history.

  • $1,182 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The majority our students come from a low-income background. 94% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our students have had limited opportunities to leave their home of Pahoa and travel around the island.

Many students' families don't have cars and have never been to the other side of the island where our trip will take them.

This excursion will take students to Kohala and allow them to experience Hawaii's history in a fun and new way. Please support our students in learning about their home and history.

My Project

Our students will go to Flumin Kohala where they will explore the Kohala Ditch Company’s hand-built, century-old irrigation system. Students will have the opportunity to learn about many historic points of interest associated with King Kamehameha, the Hawaiian civilization, and the rise & fall of sugar.

This place-based learning will provide our students with real-life experiences connected to our 5th grade science and social studies curriculum.

This one-of-a-kind experience will teach our students much more than they would ever be able to learn in the classroom. It will help them connect with their heritage and understand better where they come from.

Mrs. Ochoa-Bardwell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Component Company Total
Activity Flumin Kohala $960.00

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