Community Notice: WDFI applies for 21st CCLC grant

This notice is to inform the public that the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant to support our afterschool programming that serves the Waikoloa Area. If approved, our programs will provide students with academic enrichment opportunities to help them become proficient in core academic areas and provide them with unique experiential learning opportunities that help connect the students and their families with the community and natural environment.

Our program includes a field based program at the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve as well as an on-campus program that includes outdoor learning opportunities.

If you have suggestions about this program please contact Jen Lawson, Executive Director by email or phone. jen@waikoloadryforest.org (808) 494-2208.

WDFI is Hiring!

WDFI is Hiring!

Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is seeking an enthusiastic Education Coordinator for our unique children’s environmental educational program the Waikoloa Future Foresters. This is an afterschool program that holds meetings in the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve four days per week and provides regular presentations and programs at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School. The program gives children the opportunity to learn and explore outdoors and incorporates environmental sciences, Hawaiian culture and land stewardship. The coordinator will be responsible for program development and instruction and will supervise and teach up to 20 children in grades 4-7 per session. This position will involve administration of the program, collaboration with Department of Education employees, teachers, parents, students and community members. This position will also involve collaboration with Department of Education employees and the supervision of WDFI volunteers and paid staff.

Please see the full job description and application instructions:

WDFI Education Coordinator Job Announcement