Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, Adopt-A-Highway clean up events will be suspended until further notice.

Education & Outreach

Protect Our Ocean Paniolos!

Educating Our Keiki

Through this program we educate our keiki about the negative effects polluted stormwater can have on our rivers, oceans, and wildlife downstream. On a regular basis, our engineers and scientists visit schools and present students with a multitude of stormwater awareness educational materials meant to engage and foster a better understanding of the way stormwater can affect our natural environment.

For their continued involvement in this noble cause, students who take part in this program become one of our very special Protect Our Ocean Paniolos! We thank the Protect Our Ocean Paniolos for helping to spread stormwater awareness to their families, neighbors and friends and are grateful for the opportunity we have to instill in our keiki the importance of protecting our environment on Maui!

Coloring Guide

This rainy day activity helps to teach keiki about the negative impact polluted stormwater can have on our ocean. Print and color your favorite Storm Patrol characters!

Teacher’s Guide

Guide your students through our stormwater presentation and lead them in discussions about stormwater pollution in Hawaii.


Stormwater Quiz

Do you know what it takes to protect Maui’s oceans from stormwater pollution? Test your knowledge with our interactive quiz!

Student Video Contest

Maui students are invited to enter a video contest sponsored by the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division-Maui District (HWY-M). School AV and digital media programs, from elementary through high school, are welcome to participate.
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Education Outreach Workshops & Presentations

Want to be a part of our Public Education and Outreach Program?

WE CAN PRESENT FOR YOU!

If you would like for us to come to your school or organization please contact Ty Fukuroku for more information at ty.h.fukuroku@hawaii.gov.

Storm Drain Stenciling in the Community

Another way we try to spread the word about stormwater pollution prevention is applying stencils on sidewalks that inform the community that all storm drains empty into the ocean! We involve the community in the Stormwater Management Program by asking for help with the stenciling process.