UHMC Earth Day Celebration

To continue the Earth Month celebrations, Highways Maui District hosted an outreach activity booth at the University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) Earth Day event. UHMC’s Student ʻOhana for Sustainability club partnered with the Maui Huliau Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a focus on environmental education to host an expanded annual Earth Day celebration on the campus Great Lawn. The free event featured campus sustainability tours, outreach booths by more than 35 local nonprofits and government agencies, giant yard games, food from Maui Fresh Streatery food truck, and more. We enjoyed engaging with community members and discussing at-home best management practices to Protect Our Water.

Maui Ocean Center Earth Day Activity Booth

On Earth Day, April 22, 2023 Highways Maui District was invited to host an activity booth at the Maui Ocean Center’s Earth Day event. The family-friendly event was discounted for Hawaii residents and featured numerous educational activity booths by Maui Ocean Center’s community partners. We had a great time engaging with community members and demonstrating stormwater pollution in a watershed with our hands-on models.

Kindergarten Presentations at Kihei Elementary School 

On April 13, 2023 Highways Maui District public education personnel had the pleasure of presenting to all five kindergarten classes at Kihei Elementary School. The 125 students learned about stormwater runoff, potential sources of stormwater pollutants, and how these pollutants can reach our waterways. They also learned some everyday best management practices to help prevent stormwater pollution and the importance of protecting our water resources. Students were able to engage with Highways Maui District’s hands-on watershed and storm drain model to help them visualize how pollutants can be carried into waterways by stormwater runoff.