‘Eco-Chasers’ starts Monday at KCC

PUHI — An environmental class, called “Eco-Chasers,” for 11, 12 and 13 year olds starts July 2, according to a news release.

The class will meet at Kaua‘i Community College’s Office of Continuing Education and Training classroom.

The program focuses on Kaua‘i’s marine environment.

A mission to Hanalei Bay will includes Geiger counts, ultra-violet radiation testing, fish gonads data gathering, looking at marine debris, testing the ocean water and drawing scientifically correct marine and coastal animals and plants, according to the release.

Students will also make environment strands, test drinking water and nearby ponds, streams and soil, create 3D topography, open geodes, determine the wind velocity, conduct GPS readings, study electromagnetic fields and determine the relative humidity.

Instructor Cheryl Shintani will teach the class, which runs July 2, 3 and 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at KCC. There is no class on The Fourth of July. July 6 is the mission from KCC to Hanalei and back.  

Students will need to bring lunches, water, sunblock and hats for the all-day mission at Hanalei Bay.

To register for “Eco-Chasers” and for more information, call Kaua‘i Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training at 245-8318.

Scholarships are also available for students attending Title I schools.

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