May Morning with Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences Students, Pahoa

In the morning, Jaya facilitated a group event in the forest with a dozen students from the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences. Teacher, Heather Gleason, has an environmental science degree and seeks to convey the importance in taking care of the land to her students. After the brief Hawaiian protocol and educational talk/orientation, students conducted the hand pulling of invasive species and re-established compost piles in the lower west volunteer area. Principle weeds in order of severity included erichtites clidemia, thimble berry, basket grass, waiawi, cecropia.