Remote island communities need agricultural science education to address important regional issues of food security and sustainability, but they lack accessible distance learning resources for students and teachers.
The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and The Center for Getting Things Started (C4GTS) collaborated with 12 master teachers and 15 community leaders in the Hawaiʻi and Guam Farm to School Networks to create, distribute, and implement low-technology distance learning resources for agricultural science education widely across our region. CRDG and C4GTS provided a professional development course for the master teachers to develop skills in distance learning design and opportunities to work with a team to use these new skills to develop new resources. Hawai‘i and Guam farm to school networks distributed almost 22,000 distance learning resource kits to 800 teachers across the region who used the materials with their students. Sign up today to get started.
22,000 students will
books and supplies
10 teacher authors
from Hawai‘i and Guam
O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i,
Big Island, Guam,
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and
the Republic of the Marshall Islands
ASTE Digital Divide FEAST
Gr. 3-5 Moon Lesson with Amanda Stumfall
Gr. 6-8 Different Growing Environments with Keanah Igleias
Gr. 6-8 Weather Patterns and Data with Ty Miyashita
Gr. 6 Data Collection for Life Cycles with Jon Kissida
Gr. 6-8 Noticing Waste with Espie Chapman
FEAST: Food Experiences for Agricultural Science Training SOTF 2021
Make your own copy of any of the resources below to use with your students!
Lori Andersen is the principal investigator for the FEAST project as well as an assistant specialist at CRDG in science education at the Curriculum Research & Development Group at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her current research interests include creating curricula that can build student proficiency with the cognitive tools and practices of science as well as students’ understanding of science core ideas. Lori is passionate about helping students use science to understand and improve the world around them.
Dr. Koh Ming Wei
Koh Ming Wei is a researcher, educational consultant, curriculum developer, māmaki farmer, and distiller as well as an “intellectual farmer” who has insatiable curiosity. Her research includes how the school learning garden experience can be used to teach core subjects, STEM, and foundational life skills, and she has created the Pedagogy of Food to frame the kind of education she believes in and shares. Widely traveled, Ming Wei is interested in how different cultures and indigenous communities work with nature to resolve ecological and social challenges through community partnerships, agriculture, food, music and art, and place-based education.
Alana Kanahele is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where her research focuses on indigenous intellectual property and the digitization of Hawaiian and Pacific cultural heritage.
Marshall Joy is a University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture junior extension agent responsible for coordinating farm to school activities on Moloka‘i. Marshall received his master’s degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from UHM, and holds a professional degree in Health and Physical Education. A regular participant in Ag-Extension workshops and field days, he taught in Hawaii public schools for 15 years and is president of the Hawaiʻi Fruit Growers-Molokaʻi Chapter and an award winning honey producer. Marshall is actively involved in the Moloka’i farming community and pre-K–12 school’s development of farm to school curriculum, teacher training, and procurement of local fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Debbie Millikan
Debbie Millikan coordinates the O’ahu Farm to School Network, supporting farm to school programs on the island of O‘ahu through school-level support as well as contributing to state-level initiatives through the Hawai’i Farm to School Hui. She has served as sustainability coordinator for both public and private schools and is currently at ‘Iolani School. Debbie is passionate about empowering students to think critically, find their voice, and act to create a sustainable food systems future for Hawai’i.
Kristen Jamieson is a junior extension agent supporting Farm to School programs in the Wai‘anae region as part of the Grow, Eat, Think – GET Local initiative within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Kristen has supported farm to school education while working as a farmer and garden educator in Waianae.
Matt Sablan is a state program officer at the Guam Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program. In addition to monitoring compliance for school meals that meet USDA nutrition standards and meal patterns, he manages USDA Farm to School grants and initiatives that are implemented at participating school districts on Guam, where he assists teachers by providing resources that support education of locally grown fruits and vegetables and school gardening. From time to time, Matt also provides nutrition education training to teachers and presentations to students.
Physical Science teacher at Simon Sanchez High School in Yigo, Guam *Resigned
Garden teacher at Kona Pacific Public Charter School
Ha‘aheo Elementary School & ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Hilo, Hawai‘i
Middle School Culinary Arts/Applied Science teacher Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Campus
Owner /operator of Circle of Life Art Studio in Hilo Instructor for a distance learning program at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center
Kilauea Elementary School, Kilauea, Kaua‘i
Grade 5 Teacher, Mountain View Elementary School Mountain View, HI (Big Island)
Harry S. Truman Elementary School, Guam Department of Education
Guam Department of Education, Guam
Lecturer in the Math and Natural Science Department at Hawai‘i Community College in Hilo. Hawai‘i
Amanda Rieux is Executive Director for Mālaʻai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School and the Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network. She has twenty years of outdoor education experience teaching adults and children, and over ten years experience developing and facilitating professional development for teachers in learning gardens in Hawai‘i. Amanda managed the Garden for the Environment in San Francisco and worked at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley before being invited to Hawai‘i to start Mālaʻai in 2005.
Nancy is a retired educator from The Kohala Center, where she was program director for the Hawai’i Island School Garden Network, the Ku ‘Aina Pa Professional Development Program for Teachers, the Hawai’i School Garden Curriculum Map, the Hawai’i FoodCorps Program, and the Hawai’i Public Seed Initiative. She lives on her family farm in mauka Kona where she continues to experiment with crop varieties and grow seed for the Hawai’i Seed Growers Network Online Marketplace.
Dr. Lauren Kaupp
Lauren Kaupp is the science specialist for the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education, where her work is centered on supporting NGSS-aligned teaching and learning and providing leadership in Science and STEM education state initiatives. Prior to this position, she taught high school chemistry and physics, designed curriculum in marine science and physics, and facilitated professional learning for teachers. Lauren holds degrees in chemistry, oceanography, and educational leadership.
Dr. Clare Camacho has worked in the education field for over 30 years and
now works with the University of Guam’s Center for Global Learning and Engagement. She is also a licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologist. Clare has experience in curriculum development at all levels and has presented and provided local and regional training on career-technical education, literacy, early childhood/elementary education, leadership, assessment, and best practices in teaching and learning.
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