Save Our Native Hawaiian Plants

Save Our Native Hawaiian Plants
We feel the need to protect Native Hawaiian plants, because they are one of a kind. Native Hawaiian plants are essential to our islands’ ecosystem, food chains, and history. Native Hawaiian plants are being overtaken by invasive species. If there are no more Native Hawaiian plants, then our whole ecosystem will be unbalanced. This project is important to Sacred Hearts Academy and the community, because it helps the environment. We want to help others to understand how to perpetuate the tradition of caring for Native Hawaiian plants. Outside resources have helped our project by giving us more information on our topic so that we could be well-educated, sensitive, and conscientious stewards of our ‘aina (land). Mentors and experts helped add quality to our project by making it more professional, accurate, and hands-on. This project helped us make learning more meaningful, fun, and memorable. We needed experts, plant experts, field trips, gardening tools, helping hands, all of our knowledge, school buses, books, the computer, pictures, cameras, and adult supervision to comp. After this project, we were able to help educate and inspire others. We are going to use this for the rest of our life. Our project goals were to UNDERSTAND why they are important, to BUILD relationships within the community in an effort to save native Hawaiian plants, to EDUCATE others about how to save them, and to PROMOTE the cause to save them.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Professional Videography Workshop

Professional videographers Alan Sangpan and Jack Gao from Isle Media Company held a special 2-hour videography workshop for the 4th-6th graders in Digital Media Club. Students learned movie-making tricks like lighting, camera angles, and audio to help enhance their videos and also got to use some of the professional equipment. They also got to share some of their videos that they had been working on with these professionals and get feedback. It was inspirational and exciting for these young women to see videography as a profession and to see applications in digital media skills. The owner Alan Sangpan had such a great time teaching these highly motivated and talented students that he is looking forward to coming back in the spring semester to do a follow-up session.

Movie Making Tips from Laurel Taylor on Vimeo.

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