Many people contributed to Project Kāhea Loko from the earliest stages of conceptualization through the field-testing and implementation. The project team extends a heartfelt mahalo to David Cooper, President of Pacific American Foundation, for his guidance and aloha throughout the project; to Colleen Murakami, Environmental Education Specialist of the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE), for her overall guidance and assistance with the curriculum development, video production and workshops for teachers; and to Puanani Wilhelm, Administrator of the DOE Hawaiian Studies and Language Programs Section, for assistance with the curriculum framework.
Mahalo nui loa to Sandi Zikcus, Dr. Robert J. “Joe” Moye and Kanani Aton for their assistance with conceptualizing the initial curriculum framework and helping to draft some of the early activities; to Zennie Sawyer and Tania Will for their exceptional work during the field test process; to Penny Martin for facilitating workshops and being the shining light on the project’s video; and to all of the teachers, consultants, and resource people who contributed their mana’o to the development and implementation of Project Kāhea Loko.
Field Test Teachers and Consultants
Grade 4-5 Kalani Au, Susan Burch, Evan Beachy, Winona Chaney, Zoreh Furtado, Tracy Doane, Kawehi Lucas, Keola Doyle, Lilinoe Yong, Emmarose Fredericks, Malia Huber
Reviewers and Consultants Lahela Igarta, Billy Akutagawa, Davin Iwase, Kalani Flores Nawahīokalaniopu’u/ Sarah Kawaʻa, Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Joy Kaneshiro, Penny Martin, Lorna Kawakami, Diane Nakashima, Beverly Kawamura, Walter Ritte, Jr., Doreen Kiyabu, Anita Lee
Field Site Coordinators Dr. Darlene Martin, G. Dominic Cardea, Kailua-Kona, Susan Miyamoto, Joylynn Oliveira, Maui June Nagasawa,
Ronnie Tiffany, Tania Will, Gwen Wong,
Grade 6-12 Wanda Atkins, Mark Cunningham, Noel Kabasawa, Dane Kaneshina, Malia Melemai, Rebecca Sanborn, Zennie Sawyer