Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden for Schools
We offer many ways for schools and students to use our Garden to explore topics in Hawaiian studies, Hawaiian natural history, conservation, and horticulture.
See the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden educational guide for details on our programs, including Hawai‘i Content and Performance Standards benchmarks.
Visiting the Garden
Teachers or students can call or e-mail to arrange a class visit to the Garden. Most class tours take about an hour and a half. Many school groups stay to take part in service learning opportunities, where students help Garden staff work with the native plants in the landscape. There are picnic tables and shady trees for schools who want to stay for lunch.
Hawai‘i students--$3 per person
Out of state school groups--$5 per person
Payment can be made by purchase order or by check or cash on the day of the visit.
There is no fee for many of these visits as they are supported by the Education through Cultural and Historical Institutions (ECHO) and the Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program (NHCAP).
After school program
Hua O Ke Ao, an after-school horticulture program meets at the Garden on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The program is open to students in grades 4-8. Students learn how to propagate native plants and care for them in the nursery and in the garden grounds. Some students work on school projects in ethnobotany or natural science and meet school community service requirements.
For more information about any of these programs, call the Garden at 808.323.3318 or email to email@example.com