Lihikai Elementary School Public Education Event
Mar 25, 2020
Third Grade Presentations
On March 11, 2020, Maui Highways District personnel visited Lihikai Elementary School to educate third grade students on the importance of preventing pollution in Maui’s stormwater. These presentations educated a total of 126 students and 7 teachers.
The students were first shown a presentation on the potential pollutants that exist and how they may impact stormwater. They were then able to interact with a “stormwater model” that simulates the way in which untreated stormwater flows off of our roads and highways, and directly into our oceans and streams. Together, this event educated students on the impacts that stormwater carrying pollutants may have on our ocean environment.
Fourth and Fifth Grade Career Day Presentation
Also on this day, Maui Highways District personnel visited Lihikai Elementary School for a career day event for fourth and fifth grade students. The students were able to meet an Environmental Engineer as well as an Environmental Scientist who educated them on what their jobs entail and their overall mission to prevent stormwater pollution. This event educated a total of 200 students and 14 teachers.
Following each of these presentations, each student received a “Protect Our Water” pencil and activity book and winners of our interactive Kahoot quiz received a “Protect Our Water” reusable straw. Participating teachers received “Protect Our Water” notebooks, pens, and key chains.