Ka Papa Kai
Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea proudly hosted its fourth Ka Papa Kai session for keiki.
Nai'a was a participant in our summer Ka Papa Kai. Nai'a, Awakea, Sariyah, & Daysha received "shrimp manicures" one day as we were studying the pools. Nai'a later took her aunt Susan Scott (a marine biologist who has a column called Ocean Watch with the Star Advertiser) to the tide pools to share what she had learned at Ka Papa Kai. Susan included their experience in the July 30th's edition! Read it here....
Ka Papa Kai is a class run by MPW's Director of Educational Programs Jenny Yagodich for students at Sunset Beach Elementary School.
This 8 week series of classes teaches marine science, conservation, and stewardship.
Workshop topics include:
•Ahupua'a-Māuka to Mākai
•Tide pool exploration and species identification
•Water quality testing
•Sea Turtles and Monk Seals
•Beach cleanups and creative art
•And much more!
"Pupukea tide pool contains feeble shrimp full of charm"
Mahalo to the Johnson 'Ohana for their support of this program directly benefitting the North Shore's youth.